Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An Unquenchable Thirst

When I saw this tweet it piqued my interest. I'm always looking for a good book to read and am partial to memoirs.

An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life is fascinating. I am about half way through - her story is so compelling. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a nun, or to take vows of chastity or poverty, this is a glimpse into the convent.
“Readers . . . will find themselves transported into another world by this powerful, revealing memoir. An aspirant to the Missionaries of Charity at age nineteen, the author spent twenty years living a life both extraordinarily simple and heart-wrenchingly complex. Johnson skillfully demonstrates this juxtaposition through her writing—mundane events, such as gathering eggs or learning to play the piano, often have tragic or miraculous implications. . . . [Johnson’s] memoir is exceptional.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

1 comment:

  1. This does look like a good read! I have added it to my reading list. Thanks.


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