Mother Teresa by Kathryn Spink
A Complete Authorized Biography

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta was the founder of the Missionaries ofCharity and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, but her story is so much moreremarkable. From her childhood in the Balkans to her work in India, from attendingthe victims of war-torn Beirut to pleading with George Bush and Saddam Husseinto choose peace over war, Mother Teresa was driven by a mighty faith.

Newly revised and updated, this edition includes a personal insight into thebeatification and continuing process of canonization for Mother Teresa, theongoing work of the Missionaries of Charity, and her “dark night of the soul.”

Mother Teresa consistently claimed that she was simply responding to Christ’sboundless love for her and for all of humanity, bringing to the world a great lessonin joyful and selfless love. This book is a glimpse into her extraordinary faith,work, and life.


About Kathryn Spink

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Kathryn Spink is the author of several book on the work of Mother Teresa and her coworkers, as well as other inspiring contemporary figures, including Brother Roger of Taize and Bede Griffiths.
Published June 7, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 371 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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As for the Marxist objection that all such care for the destitute is a band-aid on a cancer, that the system has to be overthrown, Spink quotes Mother Teresa on the need for social change--but she is passionately committed to non-violence, and somebody has to help the desperate cases who can't wa...

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In 1991, freelance author and translator Spink gained Mother Teresa's permission and blessing to tell the world the story of her life and work. Spink's biography benefits from her own 18-year involvem

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While Spink provides this biographical outline, she incorporates excerpts from Mother Teresa's own letters, speeches and other writings to illustrate Teresa's conviction that working to care for the poor, sick and dying was a way of tending to the body of Christ and a way of expressing God's unco...

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