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Official Review: Angels Watching Over Me

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Angels Watching Over Me" by Pam Ware & Linda Dipman.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Angels Watching Over Me by Pam Ware & Linda Dipman is a memoir that details unique times in the lives of both women. Pam Ware was born to a couple that didn’t know the first thing about parenting. They rather cared about how much money they made, how much entertainment they enjoyed, and how good they looked. She also had a schizophrenic sister who made her life a living hell. Pam practically raised herself with only her grandfather as a support system. She moved out of her parents’ home, discovered that she was a lesbian, walked out of her marriage, found God, her life took a crazy turn, and Linda showed up.

Linda Dipman was born to great Christian parents and lived a sheltered life. She got married as a Christian to a man who shared the same faith. Later in her life, she realized that she loved women romantically and embraced her truth. This resulted in persecution, such as losing her kids, going to jail, and even getting run out of town. Linda studied to know God for herself, and this opened her eyes to the truth of His words. Will she keep the faith and not be weary? Will she ever see her children again? How did Pam and Linda’s love story start? What does God say about homosexuals? Find the answers to these questions in the book, Angels Watching Over Me.

I’ll start by saying that this memoir is both controversial and thought-provoking. It challenged almost everything that I thought about the bible; I had to make some research while reading this book. I also unlearned and re-learned a lot of things because this memoir approached homosexuality from a personal perspective. I loved that the authors were remarkably honest in telling their stories, making me feel the rawness of it all. This work touched on topics like adultery, heartbreak, betrayal, end-of-life care, grace, fanaticism, and the onset of HIV/AIDS. Their journey through life, until this point, is worth documenting.

I have a profound respect for Pam and Linda because of their thoughtfulness, boldness, resilience, godly ideals, and outlook towards life. Pam, for instance, had so much going on in her life, from being the CEO of one of the best hospices in Colorado to flipping houses, floating other businesses, loving Linda, and having a relationship with God. Through these compartments of her life, Pam could show integrity, selflessness, empathy, patience, sound business acumen, and the same goes for Linda. Their unique qualities helped them stand out even in the worst situations.

This book has nine parts and thirty-four chapters, but it was an interesting read. I loved the simple writing style of the authors, even though Linda Dipman narrated most of the story. I loved that references backed the statements made, which offered me more reading materials. I may not agree with everything that I read in this book, but the absence of judgment or aggression gave me some room for reflection. Is homosexuality not a sin as stated by the authors? What was the true reason for destroying Sodom and Gomorrah? What differentiates the law of Moses from that of Jesus Christ? I had tons of questions on my mind and got different answers from many sources.

Angels Watching Over Me was professionally edited, and there was nothing that I disliked, so I rate it four out of four stars. I recommend this book to Christians who are open-minded enough to take a second look at homosexuality from a unique perspective.

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I'd really want to read more on this book, when you said your unlearned and relearned some things it sort of captured my interest. Nice review!
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Great review! Both of these women have gone through a lot in their lives. I'm definitely interested in reading their story.
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It seems like a well written novel, with a lot of lessons. Great review!
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The lives of these two women sound quite eventfull. Wow, thanks for this honest review.
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I'm already feeling for Linda Dipman. This seems to be a motivational read, with emotions, that whigh will help to build ones faith in God. I love your review, kudos!
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Sounds like a great book with valuable lessons for life. Thanks for the fantastic and eye-opening review! :)
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Ah. I think some Christians will find some things in this book somewhat conflicting. So I think your recommendation is spot on. Thanks for the wonderful review.
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Saint Bruno wrote: 12 Nov 2020, 12:49 Ah. I think some Christians will find some things in this book somewhat conflicting. So I think your recommendation is spot on. Thanks for the wonderful review.
Erandi Ekanayake wrote: 10 Nov 2020, 20:38 Sounds like a great book with valuable lessons for life. Thanks for the fantastic and eye-opening review! :)
Chigo Nwagboso wrote: 10 Nov 2020, 16:20 I'm already feeling for Linda Dipman. This seems to be a motivational read, with emotions, that whigh will help to build ones faith in God. I love your review, kudos!
Elvis Best wrote: 10 Nov 2020, 10:33 The lives of these two women sound quite eventfull. Wow, thanks for this honest review.
raluca_mihaila wrote: 10 Nov 2020, 04:04 It seems like a well written novel, with a lot of lessons. Great review!
AtienoMagero wrote: 09 Nov 2020, 23:59 Great review! Both of these women have gone through a lot in their lives. I'm definitely interested in reading their story.
Clancy193 wrote: 09 Nov 2020, 18:35 I'd really want to read more on this book, when you said your unlearned and relearned some things it sort of captured my interest. Nice review!
Yes guys, this is indeed an interesting book. Thank you for commenting.
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Wow, this book sounds like a very unorthodox read that even can shock some readers! :) I would definitely give it a try. Thanks for a great and a very intriguing review!
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Such a controversial topic the author has put up there; the views of Christianity on homosexuality. I'd be like to see through this from the author's point of view. Thanks for the review.
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This is definitely a must read for me. I’m very conflicted whenever it comes to homosexuality and Christianity. The one thing I know for sure is that no one should be judged for their choices whether or not considered sinful.

I’m very open to reading this book and i’m super grateful for such a detailed and insightful review!
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