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Outline ReviewThough Mother Teresa's words may be spare, her good deeds are abundant. The messages in this lovely collection--directed at coworkers, sisters, and others eager to hear the words of someone who lived the challenge she presented to others--are sure to provide inspiration for anyone who reads them. The quotes, stories, and prayers are a testament to the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner's generosity and strength of spirit: "Good works are links that form a chain of love"; "I never will understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish"; "Before judging the poor, we have to examine with sincerity our own conscience." Mother Teresa's words and deeds fortified and inspired the poor, the dying, and the suffering. These powerful messages, combined with black-and-white photos of this highly regarded woman doing the work she loved, make for a truly unforgettable book.
Product Description The legendary Mother Teresa's work for---and among---the poor has become the yardstick by which the entire world measures compassion, generosity, and selflessness. Her words and actions have inspired millions of people from every race and religion and country to help the poor and needy, a legacy that is her gift to all mankind for generations to come. From 1950, when she founded the order of Missionaries of Charity, to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and then, in 1985, being awarded the Medal of Freedom---the United States' highest civilian award---to her final days, Mother Teresa served the world as a beacon shedding the light of hope, comfort, and peace on all. Mother Teresa: In My Own Words is a timeless testament to the power of her words. Here are the same quotes, stories, and prayers that helped strengthen and inspire the poor, the dying, the suffering, and the doubting who she met during her lifetime, and that will continue to strengthen and inspire all who read them.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.97" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 1997
Publisher RANDOM HOUSE #22
ISBN 0517201690 ISBN13 9780517201695
Availability 0 units.
More About Mother Teresa Of Calcutta & Jose Gonzales-Balado
Born in Skopje in 1910, MOTHER TERESA joined the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin in 1928 and was sent to India, where she began her novitiate. She taught at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta from 1931 to 1948, until leaving the Loreto order to begin the Missionaries of Charity. Through her sisters, brothers, and priests, her service of the poorest of the poor spread all around the world. She won many awards, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. After her death in 1997, the process for her sainthood was quickly begun and she was beatified in 2003.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born in 1910 and died in 1997.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mother Teresa: In My Own Words?
Actions Louder than Words Oct 22, 2007
Even though this book is a very quick read, if you take the time to put yourself in her place through some of these short stories I think it will make you have a great respect for a person who did not write a book herself on how to make the world a better place, but rather inspired others to write about her ACTIONS, which no doubt affected countless numbers of people in one way or another. Overall, it is almost a prelude to learning more about her and, if you're so inclined to take her actions to heart, ask yourself why you aren't doing more good in the world yourself. Definetly would recommend, particularly as a companion to a biography.
Mother Teresa, In My Own Words by Gonzalez-Balado - Review by an author Sep 22, 2007
Mother Teresa - In My Own Words by Jose Luis Gonzalez-Balado The legendary work among the poor by Mother Teresa has become the yardstick by which the world measures compassion and selflessness. She spent every hour of her life in service to others, even using the monetary gifts given to her by the church and the Nobel Peace Price to build yet more homes for the dying and homeless. She owned no material objects and did not allow those who worked with her to do so. She had very strong and sometimes quaint convictions, but as all crusaders do, made a statement to the world and has inspired many. This book was written by a journalist who knew Mother Teresa beginning in 1969. He was among the core of followers of the Missionaries of Charity. Mother Teresa herself never felt it necessary to write anything and you will not find any literary gems in an anthology of her thoughts. This book contains quotes, stories and prayers she used during her lifetime. Mother Teresa, who only spoke when necessary, was challenged at the young age of eighteen by the words of Jesus, "Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it unto me." One of the outstanding concepts found in the book is that at the moment of death we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or the awards we have received, but by the love we have put into our work. Trish New, author of The Thrill of Hope, South State Street Journal, and Memory Flatlined.
Good book, uplifting but not what I expected.. Sep 15, 2007
I felt good reading this book and was reminded what it means to be human. I now want to go bring an older friend home from an assisted living place to live with me. I would be honored to care for her. I read this book in a little over an hour. That's the only problem for me.
Mother Teresa: In My Own Words Jan 17, 2007
Enjoyed this very much. Easy to pick up and use when you have only a few minutes to reflect - at night or in the morning.
hard to put into words the excellence in Mother Teresa's thoughts Aug 18, 2006
She remains one of my favorite "Christ in person" figures of the 20th century. Classic.