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The Amen Sisters
     

The Amen Sisters

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by Angela Benson
 

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The Amen Sisters, A Genesis House Novel

". . .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. " -Fallen Angel Reviews

". . .a bold and gritty look at sexual abuse in the church. . ." -Book Buzz at APOOO Bookclub

". . . a rich, multifaceted work

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The Amen Sisters, A Genesis House Novel

". . .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. " -Fallen Angel Reviews

". . .a bold and gritty look at sexual abuse in the church. . ." -Book Buzz at APOOO Bookclub

". . . a rich, multifaceted work of Christian Fiction that is both timely and realistic."
-RAWSISTAZ Black Book Reviews

Would you believe a friend who told you she was pregnant with your pastor's child? Francine Amen doesn't and it leads to drastic consequences for both her and her friend.

Francine Amen burned a lot of bridges when she left her home town to join a traveling ministry. When she's forced to return broken and alone, she finds that making amends is not easy. Her sister, Dawn Amen-Ray, is having her own set of problems. With her marriage to Francine's ex is in trouble, she's not ready to deal with Francine's return.

The Amen Sisters is a compassionate look at the lives that are forever changed when a pastor abuses his power with the women of his congregation.

Awards and Recognitions
Essence Bestseller
Winner, Emma Award for Favorite Inspirational Romance

Other Genesis House Novels
Awakening Mercy, Book 1
Abiding Book, Book 2
Enduring Love, Book 3 (Coming in 2012)

Editorial Reviews

Romance in Color
"Powerful! Soul searching! Spiritually provoking! Angela Benson has again produced a powerful rendition of love, forgiveness, God's grace and mercy in Amen Sisters! It is through the words penned, that Mrs. Benson takes the sensitive issues that are often found within the body of Christ and creates a story so powerful that the reader must examine themselves and their position with God." Rating: 4+
Urban Reviews
"The Amen Sisters is a remarkable novel by Angela Benson. Benson masterfully tackles an often taboo subject: Pastors preying upon women parishioners. This novel not only shows what happens when these women try to come forward with their stories, but also shows the lack of support the church gives these women."
Fallen Angel Reviews
"The Amen Sisters tells the story of sexual sin and the far-reaching consequences of that sin...Ms. Benson aptly captures both the passion and pain that folks bottle up in their lives, and the importance of dealing with situations as they arise. 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." Rating: 5/5

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014524940
Publisher:
Angela Benson
Publication date:
04/16/2012
Series:
Genesis House
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
154,982
File size:
769 KB

Meet the Author

Angela Benson is the award winning and bestselling author of fourteen novels, two novellas and a non-fiction writing book. Her most recent print work is Delilah’s Daughters (Avon, 2014). Her next print book, The Summer of Me, will be released by Avon in early 2015. While you’re waiting for Angela’s new title, be sure to check out her backlist recently released in eBook format. You can visit with Angela on the web at facebook.com/AngelaBensonBooks, AngelaBenson.com and twitter.com/eAngelaBenson.

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Amen Sisters 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a good witness for everyday life dealing with people. Trying to work and be social in a christian setting. Very good characters. Did not want to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book, I liked how it talked about life and god, how he will always be there for you no matter what situation you are in. It showed us that we can be ourself, and that it really dont matter who you are or what you are that you still have time to change and make things right and know that god is with you no matter what decision you make.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome from the first page to the last. Ms. Benson is a very good writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't terribly impressed with this book...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Not so predictable. Real life redemption. I enjoyed reading books with real life situations.
Victory25 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story, but I didn't agree with the romantic pairing at the end of the single sister. Give this book a read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good clean read! Kept my interest from beginning to end!
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wilma osborne More than 1 year ago
I was so deep into this book i could not put it down. it was so relatable
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. I had a different ending in mind but was still pleased with how the author wove it all together.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
The Amen Sisters has a killer beginning and moves along at a pretty fast pace for a while. There is plenty of drama to move the story forward and the tension is realistic and well done. The story slowed a bit in the middle when it got heavy on the church scenes and talking a lot about forgiveness and issues from the past. Then the action picked up again. I prefer to be in the middle of the action and experience conflict and agony along with the characters. There was potential for emotional suffering at first, but the slower parts were hard for me to get through. That's just the way I see things. I enjoyed the conflict between Dawn, Sly, Freddy, and Walter. However, I'm a pretty forgiving person so Dawn's ongoing anger started bugging me. I was glad when she and Sly began seeking the Lord more in their relationship, which is the best way to heal from that type of rift. The point the author made about stepping out in faith to rebuild trust and choosing to love was excellently done. Overall I enjoyed this novel. I liked how the author tied some scenes back to Genesis House, which was from an earlier book the author wrote. But it would've been better with a little less talk and more action in the middle to keep the story from sagging. Regardless, The Amen Sisters ranks high in edgy content, so I'd recommend it to people who enjoy reading about real life issues.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Angela, it took you a little 'LONG' while, but YOU DID IT AGAIN (smile). This book was really REALLY excellent....just as the same as your other books. PLEASE DON'T LET THE NEXT BOOK TAKE AS LONG (smile).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book because it talk about life and how we can count on god to see us through.I also enjoyed how the book talked about different problems,b/c people need advice on different things.If you want to read a book with a good leeson and great notes to help in every day life this is the one.