Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us: 101 Inspirational Stories of Miracles, Faith, and Answered Prayers (Chicken Soup for the Soul (Quality Paper)) by Jack Canfield, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1611599067/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_byDhrb0YQAA5C
This is a fascinating comparison of Angel & Spike and analysis of the not rape scene. Buffy - Rant about Spike vs Angel by ~airagorncharda on deviantART . In a nutshell - this is what I have been saying forever (although nowhere near as coherently as this person) I agree 1000%. Spike is a better man when soulless than Angel was when he was simply human Liam (he was a drunken womaniser even then)
ARCHANGEL JEREMIEL Name means: Mercy of God Angel of Prophetic Vision and Positive Changes Patron Angel of Emotional Healing. Crystal: Amethyst/ Citrine One of Jeremiel’s purposes is to work with crossed over souls in reviewing their lives on Earth. He can also help those living make life reviews. Any time you see sparkles of dark purple light, know that Archangel Jeremiel is with you. Jeremiel will deliver mercy when asked for, and he helps you act in loving ways towards others.
I never understood why Angel was better than Spike. Spike was a gentleman when he was human. Angel/Liam was a womanizing, crude, drunk who started fights and spent all his time in a tavern. Spike fought for his soul while Angel's was forced upon him. Spike is more of a man than Angel will ever be. Everyone was blind to that.