An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir

An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir

Mary Johnson


NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months by means of KIRKUS REVIEWS

“A candid, beneficiant, and profound religious memoir that merits loads of considerate discussion.”—Anne Rice
 
At seventeen, Mary Johnson skilled her calling whilst she observed a photograph of mom Teresa at the conceal of Time journal; eighteen months later she begun her education as a Missionary of Charity, a nun in mom Teresa’s order. now not easily, this boisterous, independent-minded teen finally tailored to the sisters’ austere lifetime of poverty and devotion, yet underneath the white-and-blue sari beat the guts of a standard younger lady who confronted day-by-day the straightforward and profound struggles all of us percentage, an analogous wishes for romance and connection. ultimately, after 20 years of provider, Johnson left the church to discover her personal direction, yet her magnificently informed tale holds common truths in regards to the mysteries of religion and the way a lady discovers herself.
 
Includes new fabric: analyzing crew guides—for teams that desire to take diversified methods to the publication; a talk among Mary Johnson and Mira Bartók, writer of The reminiscence Palace; and Mary Johnson’s prompt interpreting list
 
“A amazing success . . . Johnson opens the window on a horizon of non secular questions [and] takes an unflinching glance inside of her personal heart.”—The Christian technological know-how Monitor
 
“An tremendous coming-of-age tale . . . [It] has every thing a memoir wishes: an inside of examine a life-style that almost all folks won't ever see, a actual and emotional trip, and suspense.”—Slate

“Reads like a singular . . . an exacting account of a lady transforming into into her personal soul.”—More magazine
 
“Engaging, heartfelt and exciting . . . [Johnson] articulates her struggles together with her God in phrases that might hit home.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“An idea that transcends any specific spiritual trust . . . An Unquenchable Thirst is a trip that captivates, yet its resonance lies within the lifestyles examined.”—The Denver Post

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