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Have a Little Faith Audiobook

Have a Little Faith

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What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together? In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds - two men, two faiths, two communities - that will inspire listeners everywhere.

Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an 82-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy. Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ago.

Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor - a reformed drug dealer and convict - who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof.

Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches; the younger, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat.

As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times. Although the texts, prayers, and histories are different, Albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds - and indeed, between beliefs everywhere.

In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor's wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi's last request and writes the eulogy. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.

©2009 Mitch Albom, Inc.; (P)2009 Hyperion

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    "Wonderful!"

    This was my first exposure to one of Mitch Albom's books. I am thankful to have done so!
    The message is great and one that we need to constantly remind ourselves. I couldn't stop listening to it, partly because he does a great job in telling the story.
    I think you can get more of it by listening to Albom read it through this audiobook, because he expresses the characters through tone and accent that adds a deeper element to the story. Fantastic job, Mitch! I will now be sharing with family and friends and checking out the rest of your books!

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    Janet nottingham, MD, USA 11-07-09
    Janet nottingham, MD, USA 11-07-09
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    Another excellent book by Mitch Albom!!!!!

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    Robert Franklin, MA, United States 11-04-09
    Robert Franklin, MA, United States 11-04-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Life, Faith and people"

    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.

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    Sally Sartor Lake Forest, CA 12-01-09
    Sally Sartor Lake Forest, CA 12-01-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Everyone should read this book!"

    This was the first Audio book I have ever "read" and I'm afraid I might have been spoiled. I can't imagine just reading this book instead of having Mitch Albom read it to me. The heart he puts into sharing this story is remarkable and extremely inspiring. The message is one that everyone should experience. We tell everyone we talk to that this book is a must-read, or better yet, a must-listen!

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    "I loved this book!"

    This book takes the reader through glimpses of two men's journeys in life. Reading it made me laugh out loud, cry with heartache, and relish in the sweetness of the peace these men found as they devoted their (very different) lives to God. It was a joy to read this book.

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    Paula Aragon New Mexico 06-12-16
    Paula Aragon New Mexico 06-12-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Touching and inspiring for all faith's"

    This book will appeal to all faith's and teaches you so much more. I highly recommend it to anyone and listening makes it even better

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    Karen Carpenter 03-10-16
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    "have a little faith"

    I truly loved reading this book. I looked forward to every chance I could sit and read. It didn't take long to finish the book because just didn't want to put it down.
    I really appreciate Mitch Albom as an author. His books are so good. I have read four now and look forward to reading more.



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    William 02-29-16
    William 02-29-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Wise and inspiring!"

    Thoroughly enjoyable, and packed full of wisdom. Mitch Albom's characterizations of these characters adds to the impact of their story.

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    shana ratcliff BUNA, TEXAS, US 02-24-16
    shana ratcliff BUNA, TEXAS, US 02-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this Book"

    I bought this book a few years ago and I love it! The story is beautiful. I like the view that he has on everything. Doesn't matter the religious background that you are accustomed to, the love and compassion of this man is astounding! This book is a treasure that I go back to again and again!

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    Patsy 11-02-15
    Patsy 11-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A rare jewel of a book!"

    Engaging from the beginning to the end! The down to earth, real wisdom spoken from the Rabbi and the Pastor is such a jewel of a gift to be passed on! I will definitely listen to this book again with hopes that the wisdom of this book sinks deep into my soul and enlightens my life!

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