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When I became a ministry leader with an up-and-coming church, I thought I'd found my true callingI publicly renounced my family, friends, and church because I felt they didn't believe "enough" and I left my hometown. And I didn't listen to a dear friend when she accused the church's pastor of sexually abusing her. Then a terrible thing happened-my friend killed herself. It was so awful and I felt so responsible, I had a breakdown. Now I'm recovered, living back home with my sister, and trying to make things right with all the people I hurt. But I don't know if I can ever forgive myself-or if anyone else will.
I stuck by my sister because it was the right thing to do. I have to admit, though, she couldn't have come home at a worse time. I had just found out that my husband (who just happens to be my sister's ex-boyfriend) had cheated on me-I was not in a forgiving mood. I didn't believe that Francine could turn things around for herself anyway. So many people were hurting and most of them blamed her for it. But she surprised me, and helped the most unlikely people come to grips with their own mistakes. The biggest surprise was the secrets she uncovered about us, secrets that would force me to grow up (finally!) and discover what I was truly made of.
Insightful, unforgettably real and compassionate, THE AMEN SISTERS is about confronting the difficult truth, facing our painful mistakes, and reclaiming God's abundant hope and promise.