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.
I loved the Rabbi and the background story about Mitch. The second story was a contrast and gave more interest. I want to know more of that congregation in Detroit
I like that Mitch wrote himself in the story. I like his reference to Tuesday with Morrie.
Yes but this was my first Then I got Tuesday with Morrie. I listen to either of them over and over I never get tired of these two books
Are their anymore true stories by Mitch Albom> I love his voice too
Someone who will read for the sake of reading
Not really, narration is nice
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.