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Mother Teresa: No Greater Love

4.36  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,214 Ratings  ·  127 Reviews
This book contains the essential wisdom of Mother Theresathe most accessible and inspirational colletion of her teachings ever published. It includes her thoughts on love, prayer, giving, service, poverty, forgiveness, Jesus, and more. ...more
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Mjf Books (first published January 1st 1997)
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The fruit of silence is prayer.
The fruit of prayer is faith.
The fruit of faith is love.
The fruit of love is service.
The fruit of service is peace.

-Mother Teresa

Words to remember. And live by, if you can remember them.
James Briggs
Jan 14, 2015 James Briggs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd have to say this is actually a 3 1/2 star book! The first few chapters are absolutely incredible! Mother Teresa puts such on strong emphasis on charity and love. In brief summary. Love someone, and you love God. Serve someone and you serve God. Care for someone, have compassion for someone, etc and you've done it until Christ.
About half way through the book started to feel and read a little more dry. She also shared some things that I strongly disagree with. Money is evil, and to be poor is
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Marci
May 08, 2011 Marci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book I randomly bought off a clearance shelf while in college and I just got around to reading it thanks to my book club. It is set up as a series of quotes and stories from Mother Teresa divided by topic (Prayer, Love, Giving, etc) which makes it easy to find just what you may be looking for. At the end of the book is an interview with her and then a time line of her life, both of which I found very interesting. I really enjoyed looking through her thoughts and learned a lot about her ...more
Lon
Nov 12, 2013 Lon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Upon his election, the new Pope chose to adopt the name of the legendary St. Francis, whose deep compassion for the poor inspires the new pontiff. We’ve been moved (Catholics and non-Catholics alike) by images of the Pope reminding us that spiritual leadership, first and foremost, is about showing us how to love, especially how to love the least lovable among us. (Isn’t there a story about St. Francis confronting his instinctual and conditioned repugnance at the sight of a leper and then touchin ...more
Kerri
Jun 26, 2008 Kerri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone especially christians
so they say you can't chose a book by its cover right? i firmly believe that. No, just kidding, but in this case the book itself is just as pure and beautiful as the silky white front cover. As a missionary, a lover, a peacemaker, an ally of the poor and suffering, an icon of both the secular and church world and a tiny religious nun, just seeing the name Mother Teresa makes me smile. This book, in her own words, about the eternal Love and man's personal will of God, with a few short stories thr ...more
Anna
Jul 26, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Through the quotes that compose this book, Mother Teresa lives up to her reputation as a loving, devoted Christian and fellow human. When I first picked up No Greater Love, I expected to be inspired to live like she lived, but instead I was challenged to live like God wants me to live. Mother Teresa is brilliant (and reassuring!) in her acknowledgement that her lifestyle is not for everyone and that each of us is called to serve in a different way. She uses both her enlightened thoughts and her ...more
Joel
Oct 06, 2008 Joel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every beating heart
Shelves: social, christian
Mother Teresa, we all know, was an absolutely amazing woman and had the heart of hearts. Her book displays that amazingly. Her prose is not elegant, but it was painstakingly thoughtful and heartfelt. It challenges and inspires; should be read all. If this were on everyone's bookshelf of books they've read, maybe, just maybe, our world would be a better place. The heart of this amazingly woman shines through every page and will touch the hardest of hearts in the simplest and plainest ways, just a ...more
Deedums
May 16, 2012 Deedums rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book challenged me to re-evaluate my own walk with Christ. When I see others, who do I see and how do I reach out to them? Ka Pow! It's a convicting read, and it presents a convincing argument for more devotion and doing more for others.
Katie
Oct 04, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone and everyone
Incredible words of wisdom from a woman who clearly had a great love for Jesus and humanity. Possibly one of the most inspiring books I've read in a long time. Her message is simple but very profound and touching.

This world would be a much better place if the rest of us could love with an ounce of the love that Mother Teresa expressed to those around her. I recommend this to everyone -- whether you are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Agnostic or of any other creed... I think we can all be
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Matt Burgess
May 05, 2010 Matt Burgess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Profound insight into a real international hero and icon. This book does not always demonstrate incredible layout or writing, but in it Mother Theresa provides her own thought-provoking perspective on the subject of love. The authentic words from this humble leader are truly inspirational given the life and experiences behind them all.

For anyone who thinks they fully understand love especially the love that Jesus came to this world to exemplify, this book is for you.
Nina
Feb 03, 2014 Nina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I especially liked how Mother Teresa describes the concept of humility. She explains that in order to learn true humility one must experience humiliation. In doing so, we identify in the suffering of Christ who suffered the ultimate shame, humiliation, and rejection. Some may not understand how freeing it is to actually experience humiliating defeat...the Lord will restore us once he brings us to that place of complete brokenness...which results in complete reliance o ...more
Nasbly Kalinina
Aug 25, 2014 Nasbly Kalinina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some of my favorite lines:
- My secret is very simple: I pray.
- In vocal prayer we speak to God; in mental prayer he speaks to us.
- We are call to love the world.
- Live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion.
- The more you pray, the better you will pray.
- Peace and war start within one's own home. If we really want peace for the world, let us start by loving one another within our families.
- Faith is love in action; a
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Nancy
Sep 01, 2013 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book, but, I love Mother Teresa... She went to do her work in Calcutta, India because it was where the door was open to her love and kindness where they needed it most. It turned out that she was needed all over the world. This book is filled with Mother Teresa's words of wisdom and acts of kindness. I love that she was the angel for the sick, dying, and orphans. A women of true character...
Alicia
Dec 07, 2011 Alicia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alicia by: TX book club
I love Mother Teresa and am so impressed by her life and the love she showed to others. I was fascinated to read the biographical details of her life in this book, and less interested in the Catholic doctrines that I couldn't quite understand. But her messages of love and prayer and of seeing Jesus in the poor people on the streets were wonderful.
Lillian
Feb 27, 2014 Lillian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So good to spend time with her thoughts. Here are a couple I really want to remember:

Do not pursue spectacular deeds. We must deliberately renounce all desires to see the fruit of our labor, doing all we can as best we can, leaving the rest in the hands of God. What matters is the gift of yourself, the degree of love that you put into each one of your actions.


The work of moral rearmament is carried out with discretion and love. The more discrete, the more penetrating it will be. You give it to
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Caroline Morris
May 01, 2016 Caroline Morris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A second Bible for me in a lot of ways. Feels as if you're sitting across the table learning from one of the most generous, loving, & sacrificial people that has ever lived.
Olivia
Feb 18, 2011 Olivia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mother Teresa's insights on love, service, forgiveness and prayer. She exemplified Christlike love, caring for the most unloved in society.
Anna
Apr 27, 2008 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual
This book is helped me grow deeper in my faith and find love in the simple pleasures of life. She is truly a Saint.
Kelsie
Dec 11, 2009 Kelsie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorites. She has such a tender, compassionate, and generous love for Jesus.
Joshua Degreiff
Feb 08, 2016 Joshua Degreiff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredible words of wisdom, had a great love for Jesus and humanity. This world definitely would be a much better place if the rest of us could love with and help each other, You don't have be religious whether you are Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Muslim, Agnostic or of any other believes. She had a hard life and sacrifice many things to help others, one of the most humble persons I ever read. She becomes an icon of love and been humble.
Lee Rubsam
Jun 03, 2014 Lee Rubsam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mother Teresa was a beautiful daughter of the King. There is so much wisdom contained within these pages, so much to expand our thoughts on what it is to love, so much humility expressed, so much passion for Jesus.

Being a Protestant, I could not, of course, embrace some of her beliefs, but all the same, I felt that I learned vastly from her. The first chapter, which was devoted to having a deep prayer life, was particularly meaningful to me. Mother Teresa's love for Jesus shines through every pa
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Jill
I loved her constant focus on Christ - always coming back to him as the reason for everything. I really struggle with all the Mary references and could have done without them, but I know she is paramount in the Catholic faith. My favorite part of the book was the last couple chapters, which were the interview and biography. I also love how the book illustrates that by small and simple things (i.e. people), great things are brought to pass.
Rae Lundy
Apr 14, 2015 Rae Lundy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a very small group of people who everyone knows will be in heaven because they obeyed Jesus commands. One is Mother Teresa, who loved Jesus so much that He was all she saw. She saw HIM in the poorest of the poor, which he commanded us to do. Matthew 25:31-46 To love and forgive. She was a true disciple of Christ
Fredrick Danysh
Feb 13, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion, biographies
Mother Teresa of the Sisters of charities was placed on the fast track for sainthood by the Vatican due to the good works that she did among the world's improvised. This book by her is full of stories and quotes that can serve as examples of a caring life, The path of her life is also traced in this book. A good read for religious and non-religious as well as Christian sand non-Christian.
Carla
Aug 25, 2015 Carla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book really let's you in on how Mother Teresa lived...a humble existence, loving the unloved, giving to people who had nothing of material value to give back, following Jesus with all of her heart. So much can be learned from so many of the things she said not only with her words but more importantly with her actions.
Melanie Mauer
May 15, 2014 Melanie Mauer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a favorite of mine - i was hooked from what i learned about prayer. incredibly moved by what it really means to serve the poorest of the poor - i think we each have a handful of heroes in our lives and she is one of mine.
Heidi
Feb 21, 2015 Heidi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy reading Mother Teresa's sweet, simple truths about Christian service. She exhorts readers to put on the heart of Christ in their every day lives, making every moment devoted to sharing his love through service to others.
Sushmitha
Aug 14, 2014 Sushmitha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mother's believes in God,her faith in humanity, work she did like no other. Her Deep understanding of ~ pain, faith, love, humility, forgiving, poor.
Sarah
Apr 06, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
So simple but so straight forward. She gets right to the heart of the problems of this day and age. An excellent, insightful/ reflective read!
Amanda
Goes in depth on her life, her job, ideas, quotes and more. Very motivational and inspirational.
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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, or Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over forty years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

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“You may be exhausted with work, you may even kill yourself, but unless your work is interwoven with love, it is useless. To work without love is slavery.” 7 likes
“If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed, you won’t be discouraged; if anyone calls you a saint, you won’t put yourself on a pedestal. If you are a saint, thank God; if you are a sinner, don’t remain one. Christ tells us to aim very high, not to be like Abraham or David or any of the saints, but to be like our heavenly Father.” 4 likes
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