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Publication Order of Religious Books

Gift for God (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Love of Christ: Spiritual Counsels (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Silence of the Heart (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words To Love By (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Life for the Poor (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meditations On The Way Of The Cross (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contemplative In The Heart Of The World (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mary, Mother Of Reconciliations (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of Joy (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jesus, the Word to Be Spoken (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love: A Fruit Always in Season (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Total Surrender (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living the Word (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loving Jesus (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeking the Heart of God (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Gift is Love (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suffering Into Joy (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Simple Path (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meditations from a Simple Path (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blessings of Love (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
In My Own Words (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Heart of the World (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Greater Love (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Joy in Loving (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Life for God (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everything Starts from Prayer (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reaching Out in Love (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love, Joy, Peace (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thirsting for God (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Dear Children (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Like a Drop in the Ocean (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love: The Words and Inspiration of Mother Teresa (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Created for Great Things (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jesus Is My All in All (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where There Is Love, There Is God (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Call to Mercy (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Called to Community(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Following the Call: Living the Sermon on the Mount Together(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Mother Teresa was born in Skopje in 1910 the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. While very little is known about her childhood, she has said that she felt a strong calling to become a nun and serve the poor while very young.

While she was an eighteen year old, she joined a nunnery in Ireland and following several months of training, she was allowed to travel to India. In 1931, she formally took her vows and took the name of the patron saint of missionaries St Therese of Lisieux.

When she arrived in India, she started working as a teacher. However, Calcutta which was her work station was a place of endemic poverty and this made a very strong impression on the young woman.

Soon after she launched The Missionaries of Charity, a new order of nuns. The main objective of her new organization was to take care of people that nobody else wanted to look after. Mother Teresa believed that one of the most fundamental teachings of Jesus Christ was serving others and she set out to do just this.

Mother Teresa was very involved in some very traumatic events while she was living in Calcutta. In 1943, there was the Bengal famile followed soon after in 1946 by the Muslim/Hindu violence just before the partition of India.

Mother Teresa left her convent in 1948 and moved to the slums to live with the poorest of the city. She started wearing an Indian sari out of respect for traditional dress of the Indian people.

For decades, Mother Teresa and several of the nuns that worked under her survived on minimal food and income and often resorted to begging for funds. Over time, her efforts working with the poor were noticed and Indian politicians and the local community started showing greater appreciation.

She opened the first home for the dying in 1952 intended to cater for poor people who previously died without dignity. The nun spent much of her time with dying people, even though many people criticized their refusal to give painkillers let alone afford proper medical attention. By 2013 there were 700 missions of The Missionaries of Charity around the world.

The scope of their work has grown to include hospices for the terminally ill and orphanages.

Mother Teresa was known to never try to convert the many Hindus, Muslims or people of other faiths that she served. The people that went to mission hospices were afforded religious rites that conformed to their faith. Still, she took a strict line against abortion, divorce, the death penalty and was very firm on her Catholic faith.

She lived a life of religion and faith even though at some point she said she did not feel God’s presence. Pope Paul VI made The Missionaries of Charity an International Religious Family in 1965. In the last twenty years of her life, Mother Teresa had various ailments but she still continued her mission of serving the needy and poor.

After her death, the Vatican began her beatification process. She was finally canonized and declared a saint by John Paul II in 2003.

“No Greater Love” by Mother Teresa is a beautiful work that tells the story of a peacemaker, lover, missionary, ally of the suffering and poor. She was also an icon of the church and secular world who achieved much more than anyone could ever hope towards the uplifting of the poor.

In the words of Mother Teresa, the work tells of the personal will of God, eternal love which are told in several short stories. She also tells of the poverty and suffering that she witnessed on the streets of Calcutta.

This is a book that anyone, whether religious or not, will find hard to put down. In fact, you will find yourself having to slow down when reading just to soak it all in. The inspirational author writes in a very easy to read manner that is straightforward and simple yet it manages to be very forceful.
It is evident that her simplicity of heart and compassion is what drew people to her. As such, it is no wonder that the work has the same fire and simplicity which makes it a must read.

Mother Teresa’s novel “A Simple Path” tells the story of a woman who did indefatigable work for the dying, sick, and poor. She dedicated her life to bringing hope to those that had none in more than a hundred countries across the globe.

She is an inspiration to people who would love to translate their spiritual beliefs into something more tangible in the real world. It is mind blowing to read how one woman could accomplish so much.

We are driven to look into the guiding principles that made it possible for the small and humble woman to take actions that would affect millions of lives. Writing in her own words Mother Teresa shares the experiences and thoughts that resulted in her extraordinary exploits.

It is a candid exploration of her life which was full of self sacrifice and simplicity that allowed her to do the impossible. The work gives voice to what is the remarkable spirit of the most remarkable nun to ever live.

Through prayer, surrender and faith the missionaries lived for the service of others and managed to give dignity to the dying and improved the lives of millions of people.

“Mother Teresa: In My Own Words” is a collection of quotes with some prayers, anecdotes and short stories that Mother Theresa wrote or was recorded telling or saying during her lifetime. They are some true, wise and uplifting bits of wisdom that could inspire even the most hardcore person.

If everyone took Mother Teresa’s words seriously and lived them, poverty and evil would not be problems in the modern day. The book opens with a short introduction and biography of a selfless woman who would go on to win the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.

The work is divided into chapters in themes such as Her Mission, Holiness, Loneliness, Prayer, Smiles, Christ in the Poor, Suffering, Virtues and Mary. It is a small book that one could read in an afternoon though it is best read slowly to take in the words of one of the most inspiring women that ever lived.

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