Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Book Review: Listening to God with Mother Teresa

The latest book I have had the pleasure to read is Listening to God with Mother Teresa which was compiled by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker.  This tiny book is an inspiring collection of one hundred quotes from Mother Teresa and a related piece of scripture.  The purpose of this book is actually quite simple: it serves to focus your heart and mind towards being a better follower of Christ.

At first glance this book may seem like there's nothing to it.  It's not a book that you are going to curl up next to the fireplace and read for several hours.  In fact, if you were to sit down and read this book cover to cover, you could do so in under an hour.  This isn't a book that should be read in one sitting.  The reader should consider this book like a box of fine chocolates which you want to savor.  Each quote and it's related scripture is something which you can ponder and reflect upon.  Some quotes may cut to the core and cause you to take a second look at yourself.  I paged through this book when it arrived and a few pages into the book I came across such a quote that gave me pause.  I wasn't expecting to immediately find something in this book that would resonate with me, but it did.  It may not have necessarily been what I wanted to reflect on, but it was nonetheless something of value which I could take to heart.

This simply stated book is filled with plenty of wonderful gems upon which you can gain inspiration to be a better follower of Christ.  This lovely book beautifully illustrates the deep wisdom of Blessed Mother Teresa.  This is a book which I am sure I will turn to again and again for inspiration and reflection.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company.  Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Listening to God with Mother Teresa.  They are also a great source for serenity prayer and baptism gifts.

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