An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of an Authentic Life

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ReadHowYouWant.com, May 12, 2011 - 744 pages
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At seventeen, Mary Johnson saw a photo of Mother Teresa on the cover of TIME magazine, and experienced her calling. Eighteen months later she entered a convent in the South Bronx, to begin her religious training. Not without difficulty, this boisterous, independent-minded teenager eventually adapted to the sisters' austere life of poverty and devotion, but beneath the white-and-blue sari an ordinary woman faced the struggles we all share, with the desires of love and connection, meaning and identity. During her years as a Missionary of Charity, Mary Johnson rose quickly through the ranks and came to work alongside Mother Teresa. Mary grapped with her faith, her desires for intimacy, the politics of the order and her complicated relationship with Mother Teresa. Finally, she made the hard, life-changing decision to leave the order to find her own path, and eventually to leave the Church altogether. The story of this compellingly honest woman will speak to anyone who has ever grappled with the mysteries and wonders of life and faith.
  

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This was one incredible book! I could hardly put it down and was eager to get back to it every time I had to stop. What a revealing description of something the outside world wonders about. Johnson is ... Read full review

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Description: An Unquenchable Thirst is the autobiography of Mary Johnson, a woman in search of God, love, and her true-self under the influence of Mother Theresa's teachings. Review: I have to admit ... Read full review

Contents

DAY BOOT
1
VIRGIN SUBTERFUGE NIGHTS MISTRESS EXPLOSION LOVEBOOK PARADISE LUCKY
26
CAMP
30
RULES
36
STRETCH
73
EYES OF FAITH
92
SCISSORS
110
DISGUISES
137
BRIDE
152
Back Cover
215
SLIPPERS CURTAINS AND A PARADISE LOST PENCIL
219
FOR LIFE
284
RULES AGAIN
308
HOLD ME ROSES FROM I CANT HEAVEN WORD OF BAD BAD MISTRESS HONOR 110 118 137 152 178 200 219 233 261 284 308
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