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
This was the best story I've read in a long time . It was heartfelt and real. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful work about love, faith and miracles. This is the perfect story for all people no matter what faith or no faith.
What a wonderfully uplifting and powerful book. It's a perfect listen/read for the holiday season, and if you only listen to one book this season, let it be this one.
This book is a reminder that faith and hope are necessary components of the human soul. It also helps us to better understand that we are all God's children, and that my faith and beliefs are not diminished by others who don't share them. We are to love and help those who don't look/act/live like we do, regardless of what we believe.
This book is a short listen, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
This book helped me to look at my own spiritual life. It is important to except outhers faith that are different then my own. Spiritual growth happens when we interact with other people.
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.
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
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.
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!
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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