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The Amen Sisters

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  135 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A Christy Award finalist offers a bold and gritty story about one of the most talked about issues in the church--religious leaders who sexually abuse members of their congregations--and how two women heal after betrayal.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 19th 2005 by Walk Worthy Press / Warner Books (first published 2005)
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After witnessing the suicide of a church sister, Minister Francine Amen is disgusted with herself for turning against the young woman and refusing to accept her claim of sexual abuse by their pastor. Now, after a short stay in a psychiatric hospital, Francine is trying to pull her life and her ministry back together. But first she must face all of the people she has hurt so deeply--including her younger sister, Dawn. But can Dawn trust her? Francine used to date Dawn's husband, Sl...more
I enjoyed this book but there were some definite flaws that kept me from giving it a higher rating. Francine is too judgmental, and while I acknowledge that people call her out on it, it's not enough. She continues to do it the entire book and then gets praised for blessing people. How can someone be a blessing to you when they are being hypocritical and judgmental? I'm not so sure I bought into this notion. Also, Sylvester's character was a problem for me. How can he put his foot down about som...more
Barbara Young
Good book, it lets you know what is going on in some of the churches behind close doors. Learn to read, study and meditate on the word of God so you will know what is being said is the "Word of God. "
Not as good as I thought it would be.
I enjoyed reading this book for many reasons. It's a christian based book that reminds one of the many forms of sin..including self-righteousness and being judgmental. I don't want to be a spoiler. I could really go into detail. This book made me take a look at myself and to further understand how sinful I can be without even realizing it. Thanks Angela Benson!
Courtney Wilkerson
I enjoyed this book. It gave good examples as to how easily judgement is passed and addressed the issues that come with facing things you find yourself ashamed of. In order to move on from a past that you're not so proud of, you must first release the shame and know that everything happens for a reason. There is a greater good.
This was my first book by this author. The topic of this book is more common then readers know. I've heard about this more times then I can remember. The ending was not what i expected but it was a really good read.
Pattie Outlaw
Nov 28, 2009 Pattie Outlaw rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: brenda anderson
Recommended to Pattie by: ewalton
interesting and compelling read.Reminds the reader of real life situations and what happens when trust is misplaced. Everyone has a purpose in life and people are placed in life for a reason.
Great Christian chic lit. Angela Benson sure know how to get her message across with sounding preachy or self-righteous.
Just not my cup of tea. I tried it, but too much centered on those who are 'saved' and those who are not.
Tonya Crittenden
This read was so life turning for me an my daughter, it was gripping down to earth, and thought provoking.
D. Eddington
Her writing is impeccable. I look forward to reading more of her books.
very intersting with a surprising end...
very good read it kept me focus
This is a great read
I enjoyed this book.
Donna Davis
Not a bad read.
I enjoyed it.
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Though Angela Benson began writing fiction in Miss Milizo's fifth grade English class, her first book was not published until 1994, more than thirty years later! Since then, Angela has published twelve novels, two novellas, and a nonfiction writing book. Her books have appeared on national, regional and local bestseller lists, and she has won several writing awards, including Best Multicultural Ro...more
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“Everything had to be in order for you, everything had to make sense. I hope you've learned that some things don't make sense, no matter how hard you try to make sense of them.” 2 likes
“Shame is a hold that sin uses on you. As long as you're ashamed of the sin, it has a hold on you. When you can name it and walk away from it, you're walking in the power of God. That's what the Lord wants from His people. Sin and shame have no place in the life of a man or woman of God.” 1 likes
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