Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service
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Number of Pages: 180
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
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Series: Veritas Forum Books
Mother Teresa's Secret Fire: The Encounter That Changed Her Life, and How It Can Transform Your OwnFather Joseph LangfordOur Sunday Visitor / 2008 / Hardcover$14.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Something Beautiful for God: Mother Teresa of CalcuttaMalcolm MuggeridgeHarperOne / 1986 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World's PoorScott BesseneckerInter-varsity Press / 2006 / Trade Paperback$7.09 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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"Mary Poplin's pilgrimage of discovering Christ among the most vulnerable of the world's poor is an accessible and inspiring invitation to us all. Her honesty, thoughtfulness and reflections are an important provocation for those who find their realities separated from our sisters and brothers who suffer today. Mary does an excellent job of building the bridges between the insulated and isolated lack of experience of poverty in academia and the oppression and injustice on the streets of one of the world's poorest cities. Her interactions and stories of Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity are a true glimpse of grace and a sweet reminder that God is with and among those who suffer most. Honest, thoughtful and reflective, Finding Calcutta will challenge you to love more freely where you find yourself."
"Mary Poplin's spiritually nurturing account of her experiences with the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta is a loving portrait of a true work of God. In these pages readers encounter Mother Teresa's deep spiritual wisdom as a call to reflection, repentance and a renewed concern for 'the poorest of the poor' as bearers of Christ's image. There is spiritual refreshment here for believer and doubter alike."
"Mary Poplin found her first Calcutta in India as she volunteered in Mother Teresa's ministry to the poorest of the poor. She found her second Calcutta in her own university as she returned to recognize that the poorest of the poor are not always those with no material wealth but those with no knowledge of God and nowhere to find it. The story of her transformed spiritual life segues beautifully into the story of her transformed academic life. An exciting book of great wisdom."
"In this poignant, elegant, humble memoir, Poplin gives us far more than Mother Teresa or even another Mother Teresa story. She gives us instead the Jesus and the Christianity that operated through Mother Teresa. Poplin's experience of finding Calcutta irrevocably changed her soul. It will change yours as well."
"If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a worldly California academic curious enough to volunteer in Mother Teresa's Calcutta Mission, prepare to be surprised. After struggling to translate her experience there for a secular audience, Dr. Poplin has ended by translating her readers into Mother Teresa's own unfamiliar, spiritual dimension. Watch out--you will not be able to keep from meditating."
"Having been the spiritual director of the Missionaries of Charity in Asia for many years, I read Mary Poplin's book with keen interest and fond memories of these remarkable women. Finding Calcutta is a love story between God and two women, Mother Teresa and the author. In describing her encounter and the lessons learned with 'God's pencil,' Mary Poplin has penned 'something beautiful for God.' This book not only captures the spirituality of Mother Teresa and her sisters but also reminds us of an important principle in spiritual formation that God taught its author: our own Calcutta is most often right smack where we are."
"Mary Poplin seeks to integrate her experience with Mother Teresa into her work and life and to come together with others who hunger and thirst. This book can be a platform to gather those of us so disposed so that the flame is not lost and will continue to produce abundant fruit, fruits of eternal life."
"Mary Poplin takes us on a pilgrimage toward clarity about who we are and what our life amounts to. The pilgrimage is simultaneously through Calcutta and through the heart of the 'sophisticated' dynamics of university life in America. As it proceeds we gain a better understanding of the social forces that govern the university in the name of intellect--but falsely so. It will be of special help to those engaged in academic life, at whatever level. They will find here a guide who has been grasped by God and enabled to see that life and the surrounding cultural world for what they really are, and what under God they could be."
Cynthia ProbascoAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent life lessons presented in a charming wayNovember 2, 2011Cynthia ProbascoAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
This book was deeper and more challenging than I thought it would be. Mary Poplin presents important life lessons in a way that is quite easy to read. It is challenging to the way that I live my life, making me consider things I need to change in myself. The way these lessons are presented there is no reaction or defensiveness internally, since she is telling what she learned; I can just listen and consider it as if a friend was telling me about their own spiritual journey.
GerriMission Viejo, CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A MUST READ!!!October 30, 2011GerriMission Viejo, CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
Not only was this an excellent written work, but it is truly anointed by the Holy Spirit, and speaks deep truth, yet will meet each reader wherever they are in their life. This is an absolute MUST to give as gifts, not only to Christians but to those that have not met the Savior Lord Jesus Christ yet!
This is going to be my main gift to give at Christmas this year, 2011.
K.N.5 Stars Out Of 5May 11, 2010K.N.
This is a really good book. I just finished reading it, and I'm going to read it again and highlight it this time, because there is so much I want to remember. The author is very honest about her experiences and the lessons she learned from Mother Teresa, but ties in bits of wisdom from many others, including C.S. Lewis. She gives the reader a lot to think about.
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