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Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun Paperback – 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 9 edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143067087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143067085
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,403,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like it - ? Hmmm...not quite sure I liked it per se but thought the book was well written and informative. An American might find the English a bit difficult to read as the way English is spoken in India and the way it is spoken in the U.S. isn't exactly the same but I found it easy enough to understand and follow. The book is quite sad in that it details nuns and priests offending against their vow of chastity but actually the author didn't seem unduly upset about those incidences. When I read books like this I always wonder how true they are and with this one it is hard to tell. Lots of it had the ring of truth, other parts were suspect, at least to an American not familiar with that culture. Lord knows what happens in India with their billions of people. Anyway, if you like this genre, this is a book you'll want to read. What you'll gain from it I have no idea.
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A chilling case of forced psychiatric treatment of a nun to get rid of an inconvenient principal who opposes donations and capitation fees for admissions to education institutions OR required treatment for a nun who holds direct conversations with Jesus!
A riveting autobiography which tells us that love for money, lust, discrimination doesn't end at the walls of a nunnery.
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Yeah she does mention the shocking incidents referred to in the book's back cover, but doesn't go into much detail, andmost of the book is really a slow read with little inside info. Writing style isn't that great, probably because English isn't the first language of the translator, but the writing is awkward at times and I would not give it an A in a high school composition class. Still, it exposes what goes on behind the holier-than-thou persona that many religious project.
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By Joy2353 on December 26, 2012
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I was not blown away by this book Found it somewhat confusing at times. Took me quite awhile to finish reading, but got through it. I do need to question why people allow others to treat them in ways described in this book. Makes the nunnery, especially this one, sound more like a prison and a place to be feared.
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