may know her only as a single-minded advocate for the poor, an image
reinforced by countless sweet photos of her smiling at babies.
But do you know of her secret visions, or
of her dark nights and excruciating sufferings? Did you know she went
toe-to-toe with Calcutta's Goddess of Death, and won?
This Sunday, September 4th,
Mother Teresa will be declared a saint by Pope Francis. Celebrate her
life and this special event with an intimate look into the life of this
Mother Teresa's strength has been matched by few souls in history. And
now you can discover the private episodes that formed this modern saint.
If you are looking for a sentimental
book about Mother Teresa, then this is not it. Instead, you'll find
here an unflinching look at the first saint of our global village.
Los Angeles's Archbishop Jose Gomez said, "This book reminds us — as
Mother Teresa always did — that God calls all of us to holiness." "This
book," said Scott Hahn, "belongs in the hands of everyone who loves this
most beloved of modern women." Best-selling author Matthew Kelly said,
"For the first time we are given significant insight into the
inner-struggles that produced the outer-triumph of this icon of modern
Part biography and part spiritual reading, these pages bring to light
little-known details of Mother Teresa's life that will help you conquer
the sin and darkness in what she called the slums of your heart. You'll
learn how Mother Teresa approached reading Scripture, what enabled her
to persevere through agonizing nights, and the remarkable — some would
say mystical — events that led her to start the Missionaries of Charity.
In considering her private visions and her secret sufferings, author
David Scott has discovered scores of early episodes and chance
encounters that point to later, larger meanings. These patterns, he
suggests, show that Mother Teresa's life was choreographed from above,
as if a divine script had been written for her from before her birth.
"This is the first true interpretation of Mother Teresa's life," said
veteran author Mike Aquilina. "It is a vivid and delightfully readable
biography for those who wish to imitate her in some way." Learn to be an
everyday missionary of Christ's love. We are all called to holiness,
and the saints are sent to us as real-life examples of God's love.
Archbishop Gomez, Scott Hahn, and Matthew Kelly in letting Mother
Teresa guide you in finding holiness in a world marked by the shadow of
death and growing indifference to God.
The Love That Made Mother Teresa:
How Her Secret Visions and Dark Nights Can Help You Conquer the Slums of Your Heart by David Scott
Mother Teresa was voted the most admired
person of the 20th century, and is loved the world over. Still, she was
not without her critics. This book closely examines their accusations.
virtually all of her critics have in common is an unabiding disdain for
Catholicism—most were, or are, militant atheists. Their strong embrace
of socialism is another conspicuous characteristic. What they abhor
about Mother Teresa is her strong faith and her altruism.
Mother Teresa's conviction that life begins in the womb, and that
abortion is a violent act, does not sit well with her atheist critics.
They are also contemptuous of her private, voluntary efforts to tend to
the needs of the poor: socialists see such behavior as a deterrent to
state programs, the only ones they find acceptable.
No one was more harsh in his criticism of Mother Teresa than Christopher
Hitchens. He locked horns many times with Bill Donohue, and some of
those exchanges are recounted in this volume. Neither man was shy about
defending his position, and both let loose on each other.
This book, unlike the work of Mother Teresa's critics, offers plenty of
evidence; the sources are amply noted. Those who have been curious about
the charges made by her detractors will find this book an invaluable
resource. It unmasks her critics and puts to rest the cruel myths they
promoted about her.