Midweek Motivation: 4 Books You Need To Pick Up If You Want To Learn More About Mother Teresa

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Midweek Motivation: 4 Books You Need To Pick Up If You Want To Learn More About Mother Teresa

The life of Mother Teresa and the practice of service to humanity she showcased with her efforts to save people has left a great mark on this world. The canonisation of the humanitarian figure has sparked a renewed interest in the life of Mother Teresa. 

Her name has become a symbol of altruistic care and dedication to those who are impoverished, ill, handicapped, or nearing the end of life. “I’m not Mother Teresa” was a common phrase we used when shying away from tasks that appeared overly challenging or degrading, and her rapid path to sainthood appeared to be an obvious choice.

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Many readers are likely familiar with Mother Teresa’s life, and if you are one of them, this list may not offer much new information. This is not a comprehensive compilation of literature about the saint either. Instead, it is a reading list for individuals who had limited prior knowledge of Mother Teresa and, despite feeling a bit overwhelmed, wish to explore her life, words, and contributions.

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If you want to know more about Mother Teresa and her life, then here are some books that will help you know the humanitarian more closely

A Gift For God: Prayers And Meditations Of Mother Teresa

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This book is quite brief, divided into chapters that mirror her core concerns. Authored by Mother Teresa, the book starts with “Love begins at Home,” which was a phrase Mother Teresa often repeated.

It emphasizes that there’s no use in fretting over suffering in distant places if we can’t love the people close to us. Just like Mother Teresa herself, the book is concise and highlights her practicality, simplicity, strong faith, and unwavering trust in the strength of love.

The Love That Made Mother Teresa By David Scott

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Scott’s book offers a seamless introduction to Mother Teresa, recounting some of the most renowned anecdotes, refreshing our memory about the scarcity of biographical details (attributed to her dislike for publicity), and outlining her charitable endeavours. Scott also directs readers towards more extensively researched books once they’re captivated.

The Simple Path By Lucinda Vardey

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The book talks about six things that made Mother Teresa successful: praying, having faith, showing love, helping others, and promoting peace. It explains prayer in a beautiful way, telling us how to do it, why it’s important, and that everyone should pray. The book also shares touching stories about how Mother Teresa changed people’s lives, which is a nice addition to her own words.

No Greater Love By Mother Teresa

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This book is a comprehensive collection of Mother Teresa’s advice to her communities and her reflections on prayer, love, and serving others. It also emphasizes that her ministry was one of the earliest to care for people affected by AIDS. On Christmas Day in 1985, she established a home in New York as a special gift to Jesus on his birthday. Continuously searching for the presence of Christ in those who were suffering, Mother Teresa reached out to AIDS patients long before the entertainment industry did. She found them on the streets and in prisons, providing them with the warmth of a home and love.

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