Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Angela Benson's Sins of the Father Blog Tour

Angela Benson's Sins of the Father Blog Tour

Angela Benson's numerous novels include the Christy-Award-nominated Awakening Mercy, the Essence-bestselling The Amen Sisters, and Up Pops the Devil. Currently an associate professor at The University of Alabama, she lives in Northport, AL.

Angela's Good Words from the Good Word!
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. -- Romans 8:28, New Living Translation.
This verse from Paul's letter to the church at Rome has always been one of my favorites. It's an all-purpose verse that I can bring to remembrance when I'm in need of comfort and encouragement. It's also a verse that I often share with others when they need encouragement.
I see this verse at work in the life of Abraham Martin, one of the main characters in Sins of the Father. Abraham made wrong choices in his life that negatively affected him and those he loved. And though he tried to make things right, he was unable to set them back the way they were supposed to be.

The essence of Romans 8:28 is that even though we can't always make our wrongs right, if we trust God, He can use our wrongs to bring about good things in us. In Abraham's case, God taught him that the money he valued so much meant very little compared to the love and life of his family.

Abraham is not alone in making a mess of his life and the lives of those he loves. Many of us are in that situation now. Like Abraham, we have to try and make amends. And like Abraham, we have to accept that our efforts might not yield the results we want. Our comfort is in the knowledge that God will use our mess to teach us a lesson that will make our lives richer and our futures brighter.

Prayer: Father God, I've strayed from the path you planned for me and I want to get back on track. Give me the courage to make amends and the strength to accept the consequences of my actions. I thank you that even though I went wrong, the legacy of my wrongs will be a renewed experience of you, your love, and your forgiveness.

Successful media mogul Abraham Martin has great wealth, an elegant wife, Saralyn, and a rebellious son, Isaac. He also has a secret: a second family that no one knows about. Now, after thirty years -- driven by the urging of his long dormant conscience -- Abraham is determined to do the right thing by finally bringing his illegitimate children into light...and into the family fold. But beautiful, manipulative Saralyn will never accept the proof of her husband's indiscretions.
Isaac the heir, shaken by his father's revelations, will fight mercilessly when his world is threatened, and may lose everything that matters as a result. And while Abraham's forgotten daughter, Deborah, is open to the undreamed-of possibilities suddenly awaiting her son Michael, cannot forgive the man who cruelly abandoned them to near poverty. And he's driven by one desire: revenge!

Angela Benson's Sins of the Father is a powerful story of a house bitterly divided -- a rich, multi layered family saga of betrayal and redemption, rage and compassion, faith, forgiveness, and ultimately, love.

Follow the blog tour at: http://bitly.com/SinsoftheFather.
For more information about Angela, visit her at http://www.angelabenson.com/.


vanessa richardson said...

My first christian fiction novel was by Angela Benson. Awakening Mercy. I love (d) it. I can not wait to read, Sins of the Father.

Tyora Moody said...

Awakening Mercy was my first one too! Hard to choose a favorite because they all just get better.

I look forward to your thoughts on Sins of the Father.

Angela Benson said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Vanessa. And thanks for your support over the years. You'll have to let me know what you think of Sins of the Father.

vanessa richardson said...

That's awesome Ty! And your right they just all gets better and better. I got to tell you though, the Amen Sisters, resonated with me on a whole other level. It was a powerful read.

I am waiting for book 3. The Mercy series. At least I hope there is plans for one. Hint, Dr. Benson. Tee hee.

vanessa richardson said...

It was my pleasure to host, Dr. Benson. I am looking forward to reading Sins of the Father.

Your books are a reader/believer's delight. It was a joy reading your books over the years. Please continue to write many, many, many...more.

Angela Benson said...

Hey, y'all, no need to call me, Dr. Benson. I have a work profile on Blogger and this blog wouldn't allow me to override it. I'm still Angela.

Thanks again for hosting me, Vanessa.

vanessa richardson said...

Awesome! lol. Sorry. Ok, Angela, are we going to see a book three in your Mercy Series?

All the Buzz Literary Reviews said...

Another wonderful devotional!

vanessa richardson said...

Abiding Hope and Awakening Mercy are good reads, I don't think Angela labels them as being a series. I hope, Angela will write a third book, as a follow up on the characters.