Friday, April 15, 2011

DK Biography–Mother Teresa

MotherTeresaDK Biography – Mother Teresa   A photographic story of a life
Written by Maya Gold
Published at DK Canada

About the book

Filled with archival photographs and amazing fact boxes, this groundbreaking series introduces young readers to some of history’s most interesting and influential characters.

Mother Teresa tells the story of Catholic nun Agnes Bojaxhiu, from her early work with the poor in Calcutta, to the expansion of her Missionaries of Charity, to her recognition as a saint after her death.

My Thoughts

I grew up knowing about Mother Teresa and her work with the poorest of the poor in India.   I admired her.   My grand-mother,being a fervent catholic, prayed for her and the pope.   I remember being in shock when she died (even if I was half-expected it) right after Princess Diana.   Two prominent persons died within weeks of each other.   

I thought I knew everything I needed to know about her.  But to my surprised, I didn’t.   I learned much more reading this little biography of her.   I discovered how she was called to become a nun, how she arrived in India, how she started the Missionary Sisters of Charity, how she also started a Missionary Brothers of Charity (which I didn’t know existed), how she was used by an man to obtain money and much more.

The only thing that disappoints me is the fact that there isn’t any picture of her when she was younger.   I suspect it is because no such pictures exists, which is a pity.   I would have liked to see a younger Mother Teresa with her family.    I would have also liked to know what is happening with her organization since she died.    It seems to me that they are not as present in the news as they used to be.    I guess I could google it one of these days.  

Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this biography and learn more about a woman who worked for Him only.     I am planning to put this book as a requested reading from my oldest next year so he can discover more about missionary work.   He keeps talking about becoming a doctor missionary one of these days.    Reading about missionary work would give him a better understand of what to expect.

DK Biography – Mother Teresa is available at your favourite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. Now that is a book i would like to look at with the kids!