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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2006

    Engagingly written, food for the soul

    Songbird by Lisa Samson is hands down one of the best Christian fiction books, no I take that back, one of the best books I've ever read. Charmaine is so real she literally breathes the book into life. There are no cardboard stereotypes here, and Charmaine is quick to admit her mistakes and own them. I went in for some tests at the hospital on Friday and took the book along with me for company. I don't know that I could have had a better companion. (Jesse went too, but he was finishing up Harry Potter 6 and not much for company.) Reading Songbird was like having a sweet stranger come up and start sharing her life story with you, but in such a way that made me feel more comfortable. Charmaine was the woman in the waiting room who saw my fear and decided to put me at ease by chatting. But all the while, gently nudging my side and reminding me that God is Sovereign, He's with me, and He loves me. I read the book through lunch, the end of the tests and finished it Friday night. The subjects that Samson tackles in this book are not light: depression, honesty, psychology, and she doesn't treat them lightly. Both sides of these issues are handled from a Christian viewpoint and with love. I could see Charmaine's cycles start to run higher and lower through the chapters, but her love for her Lord stood firm. This book is like a friend you'll miss when it's over, and the reminder in it that none of us are perfect, but Jesus loves us anyway is poignant.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Jaysoar to Puddlestar

    "Please move the camp, Puddlestar. I'm locked out!" She mewed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Puddlesar

    Good idea. Lets lay low.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    uko

    If u have a song request,plz post here!

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  • Posted November 25, 2012

    It's so difficult for me to write a poor review for any book bec

    It's so difficult for me to write a poor review for any book because authors work so hard. In Samson's case, she had such a compelling start to the book starting out with a woman's troubled and strange childhood. I actually cried as I read the book, it was so real and so sad. Once the character got into her later teenage years, it felt like the author accounted for almost everything that happened to her that I found so boring. I was 170 pages in when I put the book down because I kept waiting for the conflict in the story or some sort of meaningful event to take place, I felt tortured by the mundane tales.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Great book!

    Exceptional writer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2005

    Wow,Refreshing,Wonderfully woven tale

    Lisa writes from the heart. This book took my interest from the first chapter when the book starts out in Lynchburg, Va. Her facts and places ring true, I can't say enough good about this book. While Charmaine is alittle too gullible in some sections, back then we didn't have all the vices staring us in the faces like we do today, I just loved this book. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2003

    A HAUNTING MELODY

    SONGBIRD reads like both a Southern folk poem and a motor home drive on a windy, bumpy road headed to a river baptism. A skilled writer, Lisa Samson pulls the reader into a waif's world and wills you to care what happens to her. Filled with fresh explosions of insight.

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