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Songbird Paperback – April 1, 2003
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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.
Grace and love travel alongside abandonment and despair. I was completely captivated by this story. The author drew me in. From the first words all the way through the last, I lived inside the story. I will be reading many more of her books.
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A beautiful story of grace told by an unforgettable character.Published 15 months ago by Raelee May Carpenter
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'
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. Read morePublished on April 2, 2006 by Christina Lockstein