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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Johnson Narrator: Mary Johnson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At seventeen, Mary Johnson saw Mother Teresa’s face on the cover of Time and experienced her calling. Eighteen months later, she entered a convent in the South Bronx to begin her religious training. Not without difficulty, this bright, independent-minded Texas teenager eventually adapted to the sisters’ austere life of poverty and devotion, and in time became close to Mother Teresa herself. 

Still, beneath the white and blue sari beat the heart of an ordinary young woman facing the struggles we all share—the desire for love and connection, meaning and identity. During her twenty years with the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Donata, as she was known, grappled with her faith, her sexuality, the politics of the order, and her complicated relationship with Mother Teresa. Eventually, she left the church to find her own path—one that led to love and herself.

Provocative, profound, and emotionally charged, An Unquenchable Thirst presents a rare, privileged view of  Mother Teresa. At the same time, it is a unique and magnificent memoir of self-discovery.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ashley | 9/3/2013

    " WON A COPY! Now to start reading it.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peri | 7/22/2012

    " I really loved this book. Anyone that grew up in a culture (family culture) of hypocritical restrictive rules that puts God in a box can relate to Mary Johnson's story. I can't wait to read what she writes next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Marichee | 1/3/2012

    " It was a slow read, this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elena | 12/2/2011

    " I thought the twenty years could have been condensed more. I liked that we also learned about her life before and after her life in the convent. "

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