Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Amen Sisters - A Review

About the Book:
Francine Amen feels a deeper guilt than she ever thought possible. She didn’t believe her friend Toni when she shared the secret of her affair with their pastor. Now Tony’s death weighs upon her conscience, and Francie must atone for her mistake. 

Dawn Amen-Ray’s marriage is on its last legs, but she is too proud of her position in the church and in the community to get the counseling they so desperately need. When Francie comes to live with them, can Dawn get past her fears to save her marriage and resist the advances of a fellow church member to stay true to her marriage vows? 

This is an interesting and compelling read (that sounds so cliche...lol).The topic of this book is more common than you might realise. I've heard about this more times than I can remember. It reminds one of the many forms of sin..including self-righteousness and being judgmental. Let me not be a spoiler. I could really go into detail. The Amen Sisters ranks high in edgy content, so I'd recommend it to people who enjoy reading about real life issues. Kudos to Ms. Benson for dealing with one of the last remaining taboo topics in today’s church in such a straightforward and compassionate manner.

“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.” ― Angela Benson, The Amen Sisters

Benson is a master storyteller who creates, with The Amen Sisters, two women you sympathize with and whose strength you admire. A tale of unforgettable characters, love, forgiveness, and faith, The Amen Sisters is an inspiring story of hope that all readers will enjoy.

Ijeoma Olujekun

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