"Johnson takes an unflinching look inside her own heart [and]...opens the window on a horizon of spiritual questions." --The Christian Science Monitor
"An Unquenchable Thirst is a candid, generous, and profound spiritual memoir that deserves a great deal of thoughtful discussion." --Anne Rice
"A heartfelt, personal story of the gradual awakening of a woman who comes to see that preferring the 'human to the perfect' does not alienate her from authentic spirituality but allows her to live more fully."
author of The Cloister Walk
At the time this photo was taken, I was in high school, and trying to decide what I should do with my life. I had options. I was a good student, and had edited the school newspaper. I was one of the stars of the debate team, known for humiliating my opponents, and my classmates had voted me Most Likely to Succeed.