Truly great books are written from the heart with experience on he subject. Mitch Albom does both in this wonderfully written book. It is a heartfelt story of life, faith and people. It makes you think and if you don't have a tear in you eyes in the end, you weren't listening.
Mr. Albom is the only person who could have narrated this story. It is done wonderfully. You can hear the passion and love in his voice.
Best book I've listened to in years.
It was a great read during the holiday season. Mitch presents a story of faith from a couple of different perspectives...the Jewish rabbi and the Pastor of a struggling church in Detroit. Good story with lessons of life woven through.
I needed to push myself to get through this. It did not have enough story line and moved slow.
"Have a Little Faith" is two inspiring, true stories – one about a rabbi who spends his whole life at one synagogue in New Jersey and the other about a Christian pastor in the poorest part of Detroit who is a reformed NYC drug user and dealer. Central messages include: God is bigger than any single religion; mercy, compassion, and acts of love are universal ways to worship God; addictions are especially difficult to overcome and can cause tremendous damage to one’s life; sing more when talking to people; value positive legacies; be optimistic – have a little faith.
Favorites quotes from the book (possibly paraphrased):
“Everyone is a person of God.”
“You are not your past.”
“Picture the holiest person you know…and now picture them wearing ragged clothes hiding behind some trash cans holding a shotgun and begging God not to send them to Hell.”
I love Mitch's work. Another quick read that is a must when trying to understand not only your faith, but the faith of others. So many of us think our way is the only way and Mitch eloquently poses a thoughtful approach in which to co-exist with one another.
If I could have given this book 6 stars, instead of 5, I would have. Hearing Mr. Albom speak the Reb's words as the Reb would have spoken them himself, made the listen all that more enjoyable. This book will make you laugh. This book will make you cry. Well done, Mr. Albom.
I have read a couple of Mitch Albom books and have always loved his stories. This book was no different. I could not stop listening. His stories are always inspiring. You will not be disappointed.
Strike One: The Author reads his own work. This is rarely a good idea, as regular Audible listeners know.
Strike Two: The author is from New Jersey by way of Detroit. I can think of 47 other states that I would prefer a narrator to be from.
Strike Three: The author HAS A SPEECH IMPEDIMENT! What was the author thinking? What was the producer of this work thinking? Not much.
Strike Four: He writes of something he has no real understanding of. Though it is a spiritual memoir, unfortunately his journey is from nowhere to nowhere.
I gave it one star only because of the minimally compelling main character.