Monday, July 9, 2007

A Simple Path

Author: Mother Teresa

First line: We all must take the time to be silent and to contemplate, especially those who live in big cities like London and New York, where everything moves so fast.

Why you should read this book: In her own words, and in the words of the sisters, brothers, priests, and volunteers who work with her, Mother Teresa explains how she and those of her order are able to accomplish such tremendous success in their ministrations to the poorest of the poor. Following her six-point path of silence, prayer, faith, love, service, and peace, she explains that love is the universal constant, and all things are possible in a life lived with love. Although the account is heavy on prayer and Catholic thoughts, it is written in such as way as to be useful to people of any--or no--religion in the quest to live a life of service and devotion, and demonstrates that the smallest act, offered in the spirit of love, has positive consequence.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You reject the doctrine of love, or you can't overcome your anti-Catholic bias.


katzbox said...

Fascinating...I've heard from other religious leaders, that I actually respect, that virtually all problems, issues, etc, can be overcome and/or addressed with love. That there is an actual curative power associated with the emotion of love. There have been actual studies replicated in the lab to quantify the effects of a loving/grateful heart (google Heartmath). Thanks for the review. I'll place it in my shopping cart.

Dragon said...

i don't believe in religion, but i do believe in love.