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An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Thought provoking! Great read.

I didn't want to put this book down, and even when I did I couldn't stop thinking about it. Even now, two days after finishing it, I'm still processing the events and the lessons beyond. Though the content may be different, this is every human's story of youthful naïv...
I didn't want to put this book down, and even when I did I couldn't stop thinking about it. Even now, two days after finishing it, I'm still processing the events and the lessons beyond. Though the content may be different, this is every human's story of youthful naïveté, growth, disillusionment, and acceptance. It is beautifully written, with the writer showing great courage in revealing the very personal experiences she had while in the convent. If you like a book with substance and depth, this is it.

posted by wordz on September 20, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

This book should be X-rated! I do not recommend purchasing and/or reading it.

As with any institution, once you are live, study, work within, your rose colored glasses are shed and reality sinks in. We all are human, everyone is flawed; Sadly Ms. Johnson held Mother Teresa in such high esteem she could not, or failed to realize Mother could actua...
As with any institution, once you are live, study, work within, your rose colored glasses are shed and reality sinks in. We all are human, everyone is flawed; Sadly Ms. Johnson held Mother Teresa in such high esteem she could not, or failed to realize Mother could actually be human. A shame actually, for if she would have been able to accept Mother Teresa for the person she was, the twenty years Sr. Donata, aka Ms. Johnson, lived as a Missionary of Charity sister could have been years of spiritual growth and personal maturity. What I find disturbing about this book is the graphic descriptive writing of Ms. Johnson's sexual encounters while a nun. I do not believe it necessary to be so explicit. I do not see why she felt compelled to be so graphic when her title states: following Mother Teresa in search of love, service and an authentic life; this story seems to be quite the opposite of those words. I don't believe Ms. Johnson's writing to be eloquent, moving or heartfelt; rather I believe Ms. Johnson, even at this age, is immature, vindictive and has unresolved issues.

posted by Madison-L on September 28, 2011

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