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Something Beautiful for God: Mother Teresa of Calcutta Hardcover – 1 Jun 1971

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harpercollins (Jun. 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060660414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060660413
  • Package Dimensions: 22.9 x 15 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Malcolm Muggeridge, a boldly committed Christian in the final decades of his life, was a world-renowned author, lecturer, and broadcaster, who famously entitled the memoirs of his pre-Christian life Chronicles of Wasted Time.

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It's an eye opener and very understandable.
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This book is expressly concerned with the work Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity do together in Calcutta and elsewhere for the poorest of the poor, written by a man who worked for many years in the same city and who much admired her work. It is full of anecdotes about her life and work and provides a pretty good summary of the major events. We know Mother Teresa for the great love that she poured out on the poor but at the very heart of all she did was her great love for God. "Yet not I, but Christ liveth in me" was one of her favorite sayings. Yet Muggeridge had never met anyone less sentimental, less scatty, more down-to-earth. Mother Teresa took a very practical view of money as her needs grew. When the Pope visited India he presented her with his white ceremonial motor car but she never so much as took a ride in it, organizing a raffle and raising enough money to start her leper colony.
The author tells us that while teaching Mother Teresa received her call within a call - to work with the poorest of the poor rather than in her Loreto school convent with its pleasant garden, eager schoolgirls, congenial colleagues and rewarding work. When her release came, she stepped out with a few rupees in her pocket, made her way to the poorest, wretchedest part of the city, found a lodging there, gathered together a few abandoned children and began her ministry of love. To choose, as Mother Teresa did, to live in the slums of Calcutta, amidst all the dirt, disease and misery, signified a spirit so indomitable, a faith so intractable, a love so abounding, that the writer felt abashed.
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By Susie on 27 Jun. 2014
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What an amazing woman she was. Even if you are not a Christian I think you will be moved by this book and Mother Theresa's life and all she did unselfishly for the dying and destitute that no one else wanted.
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bought as a gift, went down well
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