Like many people, I grew up seeing Mother Teresa, the famous nun of the Missionaries of Charity, on the evening news, on magazine covers or in the paper. Mother Teresa: A Life Inspired by Wyatt North is a compelling account of her life and her larger-than-life compassion. It begins with the strong influence of her parents and weaves through its narrative their values of loving your neighbor and political action.
In 1910, she was born as Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Skopkie (located in modern day Macedonia). Her early years were shaped by the death of her father followed by her own family’s near poverty during the times of religious feuding and fighting. Her mother’s example of sharing with and loving those in need despite their differences was long seen in the way Mother Teresa loved her