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10 books about Mother Teresa
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Mother Teresa (Revised Edition): An Authorized Biography by Kathryn Spink
This book was published 10 years ago by HarperOne and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, but her story is so much more remarkable. From her childhood in the Balkans to her work in India, from attending the victims of war-torn Beirut to pleading with George Bush and Saddam Hussein to choose peace over war, Mother Teresa was driven by a mighty faith. Newly revised and updated, this edition includes a personal insight into the beatification and continuing process of canonization for Mother Teresa, the ongoing work of the Missionaries of Charity, and her “dark night of the soul.” Mother Teresa consistently claimed that she was simply responding to Christ’s boundless love for her and for all of humanity, bringing to the world a great lesson in joyful and selfless love. This book is a glimpse into her extraordinary faith, work, and life.
No Greater Love by Mother Teresa
This book was published 19 years ago by New World Library and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
A collection of inspirational writings and observations by the late Nobel Peace Prize winner includes reflections on love, prayer, giving, service, poverty, generosity, hope, forgiveness, and Jesus. Reprint.
Where There Is Love, There Is God: Her Path to Closer Union with God and Greater Love for Others by Mother Teresa
This book was published 9 years ago by Image and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
In a book that collects previously unpublished talks with the author's fellow sisters, Mother Teresa's spiritual teachings are revealed and organized into four steps of spiritual practice. By the best-selling author of Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light. Reprint.
Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta by Mother Teresa
This book was published 12 years ago by Image and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.
During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion. Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles. This collection of letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades sheds light on Mother Teresa's interior life.
The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living (Compass) by Mother Teresa
This book was published 21 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 14.6 hours to read.
Offers a collection of reflections, prayers, insights, and meditationsone for each day of the yearbased on Mother Teresa's experiences. Reprint.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Portrait: 50 Inspiring Stories Never Before Told by Fr. Leo Maasburg
This book was published 6 years ago by Ignatius Press and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
Mother Teresa's life sounds like a legend. The Albanian girl who entered an Irish order to go to India as a missionary and became an "Angel of the Poor" for countless people. She was greatly revered by Christians as well as Muslims, Hindus and unbelievers, as she brought the message of Christian love for one's neighbor from the slums of Calcutta to the whole world. Fr. Leo Maasburg was there as her close companion for many years, traveling with her throughout the world and was witness to countless miracles and incredible little-known occurrences. In this personal portrait of the beloved nun, he presents fifty amazing stories about her that most people have never heard, wonderful and delightful stories about miracles, small and great, that he was privileged to experience at Mother Teresa's side. Stories of how, without a penny to her name, she started an orphanage in Spain, and at the same time saved a declining railroad company from ruin, and so many more. They all tell of her limitless trust in God's love, of the way the power of faith can move mountains, and of hope that can never die. These stories reveal a humorous, gifted, wise and arresting woman who has a message of real hope for our time. It's the life story of one of the most important women of the 20th century as it's never been told before.
The Boy Behind the China Cabinet: A Memoir about Addiction, Hollywood, Mother Teresa and Me by Paul LaGreca
This book was published last year by Paul LaGreca and takes approximately 9.7 hours to read.
The Boy Behind the China Cabinet: a Memoir about Addiction, Hollywood, Mother Teresa and Me is the eclectic story of one man's coming to terms with himself. It is tragic, and at times hysterically funny, as the memoir recounts growing up in the Bronx in a large Catholic Italian family and living through his oldest brother's drug addiction. It is a story of self-discovery, as he leaves home to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. It is also a story of faith as he meets Mother Teresa, leaves Hollywood, and pursues the life of a missionary in one of the strictest orders of the Catholic Church. Filled with engaging stories about the Hollywood elite, Mother Teresa, struggles in the convent, and persevering in the face of adversity, this story shows how touching and sometimes shattering the journey to find yourself can be.
Mother Teresa: Quotable Wisdom by Carol Kelly-Gangi
This book was published 7 years ago by Fall River and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
Draws from the writings and speeches of Mother Teresa to present inspirational quotations on the call to serve, love, charity, poverty, faith, and world peace.
Do Something Beautiful for God: The Essential Teachings of Mother Teresa, 365 Daily Reflections by Mother Teresa
This book was published 2 years ago by Blue Sparrow and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
Mother Teresa: The Smile of Calcutta (Life of a Saint) by Charlotte Grossetête
This book was published 5 years ago by Ignatius Press and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
The great saints devoted their lives to the love of God and of others. Their fascinating life stories will help children discover the great adventure of holiness. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of such a great saint who lived in our times. Amid the slums of Calcutta, Mother Teresa offered a comforting smile, consoling arms, soothing hands, a kind look that gave dignity, tears of compassion, and the light of Jesus in the darkness of great poverty. She found God in the poorest of the poor; she cherished them and became a mother to all. She is a powerful witness that "whatever we do for one of the least of our brothers, we do for Jesus" (cf. Matthew 25:40) Mother Teresa founded an order of sisters to work with her to serve the poorest of the poor, the Missionaries of Charity. When she passed away in 1997 at the age of eighty-seven, the government of India honored her with a state funeral. A million people lined the streets that day to honor their beloved saint. Her tomb quickly became a place of prayer for people of all faiths, rich and poor alike. Mother Teresa will be canonized a Saint by Pope Francis on September 4.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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