“Mother Teresa was one of the most intensely profiled celebrities of the last century. Yet you can read all the coverage and still not see the woman as she was. David Scott’s book, more than any other, shows us the saint and her significance. A Revolution of Love belongs in the hands of everyone who loves this most beloved of modern women.”
—Dr. Scott Hahn, author of the best-seller The Lamb’s Supper
“. . . . Dares to ask some bold questions. . . .In simple yet poetic prose, he. . . skillfully and seamlessly guides the reader through an impressive array of topics . . .Scott should be applauded for. . . adding to the intrigue of an important modern religious figure.”
“During Mother Teresa’s 2003 beatification, personal letters were uncovered that gave new insight into the real woman behind the sentimental stereotype. This book is the first one to boldly question her life in light of those revelations. . . .Using short devotional-like chapters, Mr. Scott guides the reader through Mother Teresa’s life but also includes an array of topics, such as the ins and outs of sainthood (especially helpful to non–Catholics). Though Mr. Scott helps us to see the human side of Mother Teresa, he also shows us a saint perfectly matched for our times.”
—Dallas Morning News
“This sensitively written reflection on the life of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta . . . beautifully expounds on Mother Teresa’s human diminesions as the substrata of her sanctity. The book is abundant with short, poignant lessons both learned and taught by Mother Teresa over her lifetime . . . Scott adeptly takes this most familiar and recognized woman of the 20th century and reveals the secrets of her sanctity as well as ours. Recommended for larger public libraries seeking information on Mother Teresa and contemporary sanctity.”
“At a time when we savor Mother Teresa’s influence on our world, David Scott’s A Revolution of Love offers a comprehensive and grand view of her vocation, her teaching and her heritage in Christ. He also provides a worthy exploration into the make-up of holiness.”
—Lucinda Vardey, editor and compiler of the best-seller A Simple Path
“Brilliant, clear-eyed, and concise. . .For the first time we are given significant insight into the inner-struggles that produced the outer-triumph of this icon of modern holiness we know as Mother Teresa.”
—Matthew Kelly, author of Rediscovering Catholicism
“This is the book the world needs now. A Revolution of Love is the first true interpretation of Mother Teresa’s life and it is a vivid and delightfully readable biography for those who wish to imitate her in some way—and that should mean every living Christian.”
—Mike Aquilina, vice-president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and author of What Catholics Believe and The Fathers of the Church
“. . .This impressive little volume is a combination of interesting biography and stimulating devotional. . . .Highly recommended.”
In the News:
A Revolution of Love
Nachádzanie radosti v tej najtmavšej noci (“Finding Joy in the Darkest Night”): An article by David Scott on Mother Teresa’s “dark night of the soul,” published in Zrno, a Christian newsweekly and Postoy, an on-line journal, based in Slovakia. For the article in English, see here.
“. . . a small masterpiece, delivering a beautifully written powerhouse of a message . . . .David Scott set out on a very daunting task—to explain the meaning of Mother Teresa . . . He succeeded, and, as a bonus for his readers, he did so with beautiful, finely honed prose.” Read the review in Culture Wars magazine.
Listen to Catholic Radio Weekly’s February 26–27 (#5–09) interview with David Scott
“. . . The demands of charity are often the sister-in-law who drives you batty. . . .Those are the beginnings. If you’re looking to a practical solution to how to love the way she loved, it's to start with the people around you and love at a great sacrifice, as she would say.” Read Beliefnet.com’s interview with David Scott
“. . . I think most of us think we’ve heard it all before about her stance. But what struck me is how she saw abortion as the mother of all the violence in the world. And then you think—of all the places in the world for her to locate her work, she winds up next door to a shrine to the Hindu goddess Kali. Who’s Kali? A mother-goddess who kills and drinks the blood of her own children, whose worship included human sacrifice, whose priests reportedly killed the first Christian missionary, Thomas the Apostle. I don’t see how that could be a coincidence. God is trying to tell us something here.” Read the National Catholic Register’s interview with David Scott
“. . .The portrait that emerges in Scott’s book reads like a high-stakes spiritual drama.” Read the Pittsburgh Catholic’s feature article on A Revolution of Love
“. . .a quick read in plain language, it nevertheless inspires some very elevated meditation in the reader. I like this book, especially, because it’s something a parent can read and pass on to a teenager, and they’ll be able to enjoy it, too.” Read The Anchoress on A Revolution of Love (scroll down several screens)
“. . .a compact but powerful volume. . . .It requires neither a doctorate in theology nor a smidgen of faith to comprehend and enjoy, as it paints a very well-rounded portrait of a woman whose life and background Scott himself admits contains as much mystery as it does light.” Read the review of Elizabeth Thecla Mauro, author Running on Faith blog.
“. . .splendid.” Read the column by Russell Shaw published on CatholicExchange.com and various Catholic newspapers in the U.S.
“. . . .If you only read one book about Mother Teresa in your life, this is the one. . . . [N]o ordinary biography, but rather a meditation on questions more spiritual than historical. It is a truly soul-stirring read.” Read the review by Lorraine V. Murphy, writing in The Georgia Bulletin
“. . . .In her dark night we can hear all the anguish of our time — the desolation of the poor, the cries of unwanted children, of all those who cannot bring themselves to pray or to love. We hear … us. But what we see is a tiny smiling woman who did not refuse the voice she heard on a train one day.” Read “Does Mother Teresa Matter,” by David Scott in Portland magazine (Spring 2005)
“. . . The Eucharist was the spiritual hinge that united her mystical life of prayer to her daily devotion to the poor and outcast.” Read “Mother Teresa’s Hunger for God,” by David Scott in the September 2005 issue of St. Anthony Messenger magazine.
“. . .a rounded and a revealing portrait of this servant of the poor whose life is a model of compassionate and selfless love.” Read the review of Spirituality & Health magazine.