This book was suggested to me by a "web friend" I've never met, and I can see why. I finished it several weeks ago, and should have written a review when the material was fresh. However, perhaps some settling time will broaden my vision of the book. Miller is a fine writer, very skilled with language, and the poetic nature of the writing lends some rhythmic elements to the work that I found enriching. His attempt to mythically retell the New Testament (NT) story is quite ambitious, but I think he succeeds admirably. While I did not find the latter half as penetrating as the first, I found the overall sweep very thought-provoking, as Miller not only tells of the Singer's words and deeds, but draws the persons with whom the Singer interacts into the story, showing how they react and/or change in response to the him. It makes the tale much more personal and introspective. It was interesting, being quite familiar with the NT, to see Miller's "mythic" recasting of certain elements - overall, he seemed to follow the text closely. If anything, Miller's exploration of some characters' roles within the tale made the impact of the Singer's life much more vivid and arresting. The book may have been written to stir one to consider the historical reality of Christ more seriously - if that was it's end, it certainly does so. Recommended.