The Song by Chris Fabry ~ Book Review

Jed King’s life has been shaped by the songs and mistakes of his famous father. He wants to sing his own song, but the words and melody are elusive. Haunted by the scars inflicted by his broken family, Jed’s dreams of a successful music career seem out of reach . . . until he meets Rose.

As romance quickly blooms, Jed pens a new song and suddenly finds himself catapulted into stardom. But with this life of fame comes temptation, the same temptation that lured his father so many years ago.

Set in the fertile mid-South, this quest for success leads Jed and Rose on a journey that will force them to deal with the pain of loss, failure, and the desire to be who God created them to be.

Lyrical and deeply honest, The Song asks the hard questions of love and forgiveness. When even the wisest of men are fools in love, can true love persevere?

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About the Author

Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He is also heard on Love Worth Finding, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and other radio programs. A 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and a native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, now live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children.
Chris’s novels, which include Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, and Not in the Heart, have won two Christy Awards and an ECPA Christian Book Award, but it’s his lyrical prose and tales of redemption that keep readers returning for more. He has also published more than 65 other books, including nonfiction and novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and the Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins. RPM is his latest series for kids and explores the exciting world of NASCAR.
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My Thoughts

I am usually not a fan of novels based on movies, but The Song is not typical. It is beautifully written by one of my favorite authors, Chris Fabry, and is a modern adaptation of the Song of Solomon, one of the 66 books of the Bible. 

I was immediately pulled into this novel through the fascinating characters of Jeb King, a rising country singer, son of David King, a deceased country star, Rose Jordan, a resident of Sharon, Kentucky and her wise father Shep Jordan.  The first half of this story embraces the romance of Jeb and Rose, and Jeb’s rise to stardom through his personal song about his love for a pure country girl. 

In the second half of this story, as Jeb rises in the entertainment world, he meets Shelby Bale, the new provocative and seductive opener of his concert tour.  As she weaves and worms her way into his life, Jeb must decide if he will let her enter his heart.  Will God and Rose ever forgive him for this path he has walked?

Enclosed in the middle of this book are photos from the movie, as well as discussion questions and a preview of the couples devotional of the same title.  This novel would be an excellent study for a life group, book club, or couples small group as it explores many gray areas of life.  I highly recommend The Song as your next book to read.

Thank you to author Chris Fabry and Tyndale House Publishers for a free copy in exchange for my honest review.