Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

An unquenchable thirst: following Mother Teresa in search of love, service, and an authentic life

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS“A candid, generous, and profound spiritual memoir that deserves a great deal of thoughtful discussion.”—Anne Rice   At seventeen, Mary Johnson experienced her calling when she saw a photo of Mother Teresa on the cover of Time magazine; eighteen months later she began her training as a Missionary of Charity, a nun in Mother Teresa’s order. Not without difficulty, this boisterous, independent-minded teenager eventually adapted to the sisters’ austere life of poverty and devotion, but beneath the white-and-blue sari beat the heart of an ordinary young woman who faced daily the simple and profound struggles we all share, the same desires for love and connection. Eventually, after twenty years of service, Johnson left the church to find her own path, but her magnificently told story holds universal truths about the mysteries of faith and how a woman discovers herself.   Includes new material: Two reading group guides—for groups that wish to take different approaches to the book; a conversation between Mary Johnson and Mira Bartók, author of The Memory Palace; and Mary Johnson’s recommended reading list.   “A wonderful achievement . . . Johnson opens the window on a horizon of spiritual questions [and] takes an unflinching look inside her own heart.”—The Christian Science Monitor  “An incredible coming-of-age story . . . [It] has everything a memoir needs: an inside look at a way of life that most of us will never see, a physical and emotional journey, and suspense.”—Slate “Reads like a novel . . . an exacting account of a woman growing into her own soul.”—More magazine   “Engaging, heartfelt and entertaining . . . [Johnson] articulates her struggles with her God in words that will hit home.”—Los Angeles Times   “An inspiration that transcends any particular religious belief . . . An Unquenchable Thirst is a journey that captivates, but its resonance lies in the life examined.”—The Denver Post

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780385527477
9780307876157
9780307876133
9781588369864
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID1dfbaa08-cc34-f2ed-8e5a-fca643198cc8
Grouping Titleunquenchable thirst
Grouping Authormary johnson
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-03-01 02:27:03AM
Last Indexed2021-03-01 02:55:31AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780385527477

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorMary Johnson
author2-roleRandom House Audio Publishing.
author_displayJohnson, Mary
available_at_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Rancho Cordova
Southgate
detailed_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Rancho Cordova
Sacramento Public Library Storage
Southgate
display_description

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS
“A candid, generous, and profound spiritual memoir that deserves a great deal of thoughtful discussion.”—Anne Rice

 
At seventeen, Mary Johnson experienced her calling when she saw a photo of Mother Teresa on the cover of Time magazine; eighteen months later she began her training as a Missionary of Charity, a nun in Mother Teresa’s order. Not without difficulty, this boisterous, independent-minded teenager eventually adapted to the sisters’ austere life of poverty and devotion, but beneath the white-and-blue sari beat the heart of an ordinary young woman who faced daily the simple and profound struggles we all share, the same desires for love and connection. Eventually, after twenty years of service, Johnson left the church to find her own path, but her magnificently told story holds universal truths about the mysteries of faith and how a woman discovers herself.
 
Includes new material: Two reading group guides—for groups that wish to take different approaches to the book; a conversation between Mary Johnson and Mira Bartók, author of The Memory Palace; and Mary Johnson’s recommended reading list.
 
“A wonderful achievement . . . Johnson opens the window on a horizon of spiritual questions [and] takes an unflinching look inside her own heart.”—The Christian Science Monitor
 
“An incredible coming-of-age story . . . [It] has everything a memoir needs: an inside look at a way of life that most of us will never see, a physical and emotional journey, and suspense.”—Slate
“Reads like a novel . . . an exacting account of a woman growing into her own soul.”—More magazine
 
“Engaging, heartfelt and entertaining . . . [Johnson] articulates her struggles with her God in words that will hit home.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“An inspiration that transcends any particular religious belief . . . An Unquenchable Thirst is a journey that captivates, but its resonance lies in the life examined.”—The Denver Post

format_catalogBook
CD Audiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
id1dfbaa08-cc34-f2ed-8e5a-fca643198cc8
isbn9780307876133
9780307876157
9780385527477
9781588369864
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b20469767.i64737378Sacramento Public Library StorageCD BIOGRAPHY Johnson, M. 20111falsefalseOn Shelfhotag
ils:.b20469767.i64737421Rancho CordovaCD BIOGRAPHY Johnson, M. 20111falsefalseOn Shelfranag
ils:.b20469767.i64737433SouthgateCD BIOGRAPHY Johnson, M. 20111falsefalseOn Shelfsouag
ils:.b20678782.i64556311Arden-DimickBIOGRAPHY Johnson, M. 20111falsefalseOn Shelfardag
ils:.b20678782.i64642331CentralBIOGRAPHY Johnson, M. 20111falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
overdrive:38673095-3697-420c-a8bd-eb9031f8eb68-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdu CD/Spoken Word
Adult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2021-03-01T10:55:31.419Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalogBIOGRAPHY Johnson, M. 2011
CD BIOGRAPHY Johnson, M. 2011
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Rancho Cordova
Southgate
primary_isbn9780385527477
publishDate2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b20469767CD AudiobookAudio BooksEnglishRandom House Audio, p2011.15 sound discs (19 hrs., 16 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:.b20678782BookBooks1st ed.EnglishSpiegel & Grau, 2011.xv, 526 p. ; 25 cm.
overdrive:38673095-3697-420c-a8bd-eb9031f8eb68eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2011
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b20469767.i64737378On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b20469767.i64737421On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b20469767.i64737433On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b20678782.i64556311On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b20678782.i64642331On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:38673095-3697-420c-a8bd-eb9031f8eb68-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAudiobooks
Compact discs
Johnson, Mary, -- 1958?-
Missionaries of Charity
Nuns -- Italy -- Biography
Nuns -- United States -- Biography
title_displayAn unquenchable thirst : following Mother Teresa in search of love, service, and an authentic life
title_fullAn Unquenchable Thirst A Memoir
An unquenchable thirst : following Mother Teresa in search of love, service, and an authentic life / Mary Johnson
An unquenchable thirst [sound recording] : [following Mother Teresa in search of love, service, and an authentic life] / Mary Johnson
title_shortAn unquenchable thirst
title_subfollowing Mother Teresa in search of love, service, and an authentic life
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Johnson, Mary
Nonfiction
Nuns
Sociology
Women's Studies