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Songbird Paperback – April 1, 2003
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Lisa's been writing for almost two decades now and doesn't plan on quitting anytime soon. She also runs Luminary, a creative support service for novelists.
Grapefruit juice, potato chips, art, eating good food, watching AMC shows on Netflix, and good conversation with friends and family make her extremely happy. Tomato juice, blue tortilla chips, math, running, watching news tv, and silly conversations about whose kids are better . . . not so much. She loves to paint and read and watch good movies.
Top Customer Reviews
Lisa Samson is a Christian writer. Yet, through her book, she expresses that it is OK to get help for mental illness, and that depression, etc. is not because you are weak or have a sin problem. The church has a misunderstanding on what mental illness is about, but she disposes of the myths in her book.
This book is one of the best I've read on the subject of depression (also, read Karen Kingsbury's "When Joy Came to Stay".)
Lisa has a way of creating well-developed characters with depth and who are multidimensional. Some Christian writers create "goody-goody" characters, but Lisa creates characters that are easy to relate to and who aren't perfect. You couldn't help but love Mrs. Evans, Grandma Min, Grandma Sara, Ruth, and some of Charmaine's other friends. And you can't help but hate people like Richard, Grace, and her parents. And of course, you end up feeling sorry for Charmaine's mother.
Lisa writes with such depth, and is so easygoing in her books that I feel like I hearing my best friend talk to me. She also sprinkles humor throughout the book.
Lisa Samson never ceases to amaze me with the quiet strength her characters possess as they erase the lines between secular and sacred bringing the reader to a better understanding of humanity as a whole. So many times in this book, I saw something of myself or people I know. No wonder this won a Christy Award. It's magical.
I am a big fan of Ms. Samson, and will be on the lookout for other books as they come out.
I enjoyed it greatly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A beautiful story of grace told by an unforgettable character.Published 9 months ago by Raelee May Carpenter
This book is written in first person present tense, and yet the story carries the reader along seamlessly. It is absolutely brilliant. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Wanda Bernal
A beautiful and uplifting story filled with authenticity. Samson has a way of getting into the heart of her characters where you can sense everything they are going thru... Read morePublished on September 29, 2013 by C. Marshall
What's not to love about a Lisa Samson book. In most of her books, I feel like I am right there in the middle of the plot(s). Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by L. Rosa
I am a big fan of Lisa Samson. I have read practically all her books and speak highly of most of them. This one, however, disappointed me. Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by Kristin
This is one of the edgiest and most riveting of the Christian fic fare I have ever read. Not since Dale Cramer's debut have I been so impressed by an author boasting faith in their... Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by rachel
I think that I have found a new favorite author. Just finished "Songbird" and before that "The Church Ladies" Lisa Samson writes stories about real problems and feelings that... Read morePublished on June 12, 2010 by "chickie'