Weekly Giveaway (8/3)
"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." - St. Augustine
Because I've built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give away some absolutely free, no strings attached.
Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning each Friday, and you can enter any time during the week. Check out the past giveaways items here.
Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
by Mother Teresa
This week's giveaway features a collection of personal writings from one of the most popular saints in modern times. Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta (Doubleday, hardcover, 416 pages) provides a glimpse into Mother Teresa's rich inner spirituality. It also reveals, for the first time, her 'dark night' which troubled her for several decades. From the publisher:
"This historic work reveals the inner spiritual life of one of the most beloved and important religious figures in history.
During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of the sick, the dying, and thousands of others nobody else was prepared to look after has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles. This collection of her writing and reflections, almost all of which have never been made public before, sheds light on Mother Teresa's interior life in a way that reveals the depth and intensity of her holiness for the first time.
[The book] brings together letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades. A moving chronicle of her spiritual journey—including moments, indeed years, of utter desolation—these letters reveal the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants. She emerges as a classic mystic whose inner life burned with the fire of charity and whose heart was tested and purified by an intense trial of faith, a true dark night of the soul."
In order to win this week's giveaway, leave a comment below answering this question:
What do you like most about Mother Teresa?
The winner will be randomly selected next Friday and the giveaway item will be sent out, free-of-charge, shortly thereafter.
The drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Tom B. for winning this week! Check your e-mail for instructions on receiving the book. If you don’t see an e-mail from me, check your spam box—apparently e-mails with “giveaway” in the title are prone to end up there.