Friday, January 27, 2012

An Unquenchable Thirst
by Mary Johnson

Subtitled Following Mother Teresa in Search
of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life
Published in 2011. 526 pages.

I don't think I would have ever picked up this memoir of a former Catholic sister on my own, but I read it for the December meeting of my long-time book club - which we never held because of holiday scheduling difficulties. We did meet last night at Paradise Bakery, and over soup, sandwiches, salads, and chocolate chip cookies we talked about both this book and the pick for January.

Although the book is long, it is definitely readable. I think it's a meaningful read on three different levels: (1) as an example of the power of women telling their own stories, (2) as a critique of the structure and culture of the Missionaries of Charity organization, and (3) as a impetus for personal reflection on (and group discussion about) faith, love, and service.

For more information, check out Mary Johnson's website here.


1 comment:

  1. I love memoirs and find nun's lives fascinating, but I haven't heard of this one before.