Angela Benson, One of the Brightest Voices in Christian Fiction, Presents Her Controversial New Novel About Sexual Predators in the Church
Although religion should be a beacon for lost souls, all too often, religious leaders get caught up in the emotionalism and sensationalism of religion and forget whom they should be serving. In her latest book, The Amen Sisters (Walk Worthy Press; September 2005 Hardcover; $21.95), Angela Benson paints a vivid picture of this far-reaching problem and others like it facing people of faith in today’s society.
Francine Amen has secured a leadership role in her newfound church world, and now feels her life is on the right path. She renounces her family, old friends, old church and leaves town because she no longer believes they are on the same spiritual level. But there is wrongdoing in the new church; sexual allegations are brought against the pastor by one of the members. A disbelieving Francine turns her back on the accuser who is also her dearest friend. Because of Francine’s rejection her friend commits suicide.
Unable to devoid herself of the guilt, Francine has a breakdown and turns to the only person she can trust, her estranged sister, Dawn. But, this sister act has its problems; Dawn is married to Francine’s ex-fiancé. Francine’s reappearance in her sister’s life could not have happened at a more inopportune time. Dawn recently learned that her husband has been unfaithful, and she is not willing to turn the other cheek. Can Francine and Dawn learn to trust each other again? Will Dawn forgive her husband and try to mend their marriage? Will Francine be able to right the wrongs she’s done along the disastrous road she’s traveled?
The Amen Sisters is an unforgettable tale of family, compassion and forgiveness. Ms. Benson artfully illustrates the joyous redemption that comes with the knowledge that God’s love, unlike man’s, knows no boundaries.
About the Author
Angela Benson is a native of Alabama and now lives in Illinois, where she works as a university professor. Angela’s first book was published in 1994. Since then, she has published nine novels, one novella, and a nonfiction book on writing. Ms. Benson is available for online chats, interviews, and book discussion conference calls. Angela welcomes E-mail at email@example.com; or visit her online at www.angelabenson.com
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