A lovely peaceful story of the evolution of a young nun into sainthood. The story of her life is told through her edited letters to her superiors. At times you learn how beaucratic the Roman Catholic church can be. At other times you realize that's how all large organizations operate, regardless of their purpose. Through it all, Mother Teresa is obedient. She denies her pain for the good she wants to accomplish and she succeeds. Her personal turmoil has a message for all of us: life may not be easy, but it's all we have.
Prior to my return to the Church I had been an "Evangelical" Christian for 17 years and always avoided Roman Catholic books; but throughout my Christian life I have never seen anything so powerful like this testimony of Godly Christian woman. If you really thirst for Christ so much that you long to be in love with Him and become His spouse, I beg you to grab this book; if you don't have much time, read Chapter 3.
This woman brought Jesus' salvation to the poorest of the poor not by moving sermons on the pulpit, altar calls or Bible studies, but by her non-rhetoric love through her actions and works. She was a living sermon. Her love for her Spouse did not center upon herself, but upon those whose sufferings reflected the sufferings of Jesus on the Cross. Her ministry is always in the context of Calvary, to satisfy the thirst of Him. How would He that is the Infinite Love thirst for love?
Her only prayer is never refuse Him anything. Jesus is her Spouse and she would do anything to make her Spouse happy, even going to the darkness, and she did that joyfully as if she ever saw Jesus' other spouse being said, that was probably she was refusing something from Jesus.
I know one of the reviewers (the only one who gave a bad review) was disappointed because the Church did not grant Mother Theresa's request to destroy all of her correspondence (she feared that people would look at her more than they would look at Christ, her only Beloved); but I do believe that it is God's providential plan to make His closest friend's life known to those who love Him, and He will lead and guide the Church. Her testimony belongs to Christ and the Church, not to herself.
Please read this book. This book is a lot more powerful than all other Christian books I have ever read in the past 17 years, combined! This is the figure I want to set as an example of following the radical life/footstep of Jesus rather than those megachurch leaders whose devotion in Christ center upon themselves, drive Rolls Royce, fly everywhere with luxury personal jets or live in the mansions. I think Mother Theresa's life is how a Christian life supposed to be (like); a life that reflects the humility and humbleness of Jesus.
Your other not so-worthy to call himself a "devoted" servant in J.C.