Reason to Hope is a true story of a young woman born into the privileged life of a white, middle class family in South Africa at the height of apartheid.
Despite having a bright future with a promising career and prospects of marriage, she decides to forsake the freedoms, comforts, and pleasures of this world to follow God in poverty, chastity, and obedience — for the salvation of souls — inspired by the message of Fatima of 1917.
Eventually, after a convoluted journey taking her across continents, she would become a temporary professed sister in the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Emotional, thoughtful, and spiritually enlightening, Reason to Hope describes the pivotal moments of Amanda’s life with honesty and openness. With humility she shows the reader what she believes and why — even all these years later.
This book is perfect for those who are curious about faith, religious life, spirituality, Mother Teresa, Catholicism or even just a diff erent side of life that is rarely portrayed in our modern times. Its call to hope is an inspiration for all.
Amanda Peter’s memoir is an inspiring story woven in love, suffering, sorrow, joy and hope. She is married and lives in London, engaged in the field of pharmaceutical research and clinical trials, for the development of new medicines.