The revealing private writings of the Nobel Peace Prize winner
The surprising spiritual life of one of the most recognized - and loved - figures of the twentieth century
During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions, and none. Her selfless commitment to the care of the sick and the dying, as well as to thousands of others who no one else was prepared to help, has been recognised and acclaimed throughout the world.
Yet this impressive collection of her writings shows a new and unexpected picture of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Her absolute conviction that she was doing God's will is well known but what is quite new is the discovery that she fulfilled her mission in spite of feeling a chasm of spiritual emptiness within her, which lasted for decades.
This book is a moving chronicle of her spiritual journey and it reveals the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants. It also illustrates how the experience of agonizing doubts need not hold anyone back from doing something extraordinary with their lives..
New York Times
“Come Be My Light raises questions about God and faith, the engine behind great achievement, and the persistence of love, divine and human”