Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as of a Nun, Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book ” details the humiliation, “Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme”. Amen autobiography of Sister Jesme is a thrilling read. Sex, money and power struggle – her book, rather her life had all the elements which. Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen.

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They tell them that she is mentally unstable. Her life as a nun and sisfer experiences with the institution of the Catholic Church in Kerala are recounted in her book, Amen – The Autobiography of a Nun[2] Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book ” But I somehow am not able to bring myself to blindly believe her version of all the events in this book.

The book goes further and also articulates the side effects of those incidents on Sister Jesme. Sieter, you have no chance of knowing whether a particular event happened during her 30th year of 40th year. Thanks for an honest review. All sisters in general are given substandard treatment on account of their gender. After living in hiding for a while, she resolved to pick up the pen. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Read the book for it offers an insight into the world of Nuns and of course, for the bravery of Sister Jesme. So this young girl decides to become a nun at the age of seventeen after a Retreat at her college. The same is evident from the facts revealed in the book that out of every 10 nuns one is mentally disturbed. They should admit it and oust the sinners, otherwise it will be like encouraging the sinners.


Where most of the books found in South India speak flawlessly of a perfect world where rock solid foundation of Christianity is sparkling and blissful combination of peace and joy, here comes a book that shakes the very foundation to its roots. Jrsme writing style is simple yet spellbinding. But now Sister Jesme thinks Jesus chose her to do the needful.

I hope the church instead of denying the charges and accusations, try to find out the guilty and make it safe for others. To ask other readers questions about Amenplease sign up.

Before you read further let me warn you, I am not going to recommend this book so there are going to be a few spoilers in this review. Aug 29, Sarah rated it really liked it. See all 10 reviews.

Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki. Sister Jesme was forced into a homo relationship with a sister and although everyone knew about it they did not object. I agree with you that this does sound like a book that needed to be written, but maybe it would have been better if it was written by someone else. Was a good narration of the ordeals of Sister Jesmie.

It was hard keeping track of which college she was at and who the main sisters were. Sister Jesme must be congratulated that finally she found her own way.


Yes they are humans, but they also know what they are getting into when they decide to become nuns or priests. Searing sincere and sensitive Amen is a plea for a reformation of the Church and comes at a time of its growing concern about nuns and priests.

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Email Facebook Reddit Twitter. Searing, sincere and sensitive, Amen is a plea for a reformation of the church and comes at a time of its growing concern about nuns and priests. They wanted her to get psychiatric intervention, but why? In march issue, X, no.

‘My story had to be told’

And the poor husband, Jesus Christ, looks at the drama from above helplessly and shakes his head in despair. Write a product review. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Most suffer from “Delusions of grandeur’ due to undeserving resp Anen into the world of Nuns Places of worship, regardless of the religion, are places that are run by Human Beings.

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