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Have a Little Faith Audiobook

Have a Little Faith

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 readers everywhere.
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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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    Laraine Andover, NY, United States 07-25-15
    Laraine Andover, NY, United States 07-25-15 Member Since 2013

    Love audiobooks. Mystery and suspense novels are the ones I enjoy the most.

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    I listened to this book for our book club. Some have said they couldn't get into it but I have enjoyed it. This might be because I caught the movie made on it so I knew what it is about. I got the movie to watch at our next meeting.

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    Miguel 04-15-15
    Miguel 04-15-15

    On my quest to the better things in life! Health, Wealth, Love, & Happiness!

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    "Phenomenal"

    This books was recommended to me by my sister who had been struggling with her faith and I loved it! No matter what religion, God is a teacher of Love.

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    Cynthia Grass Lake, MI, United States 04-15-15
    Cynthia Grass Lake, MI, United States 04-15-15 Member Since 2016

    Mother of 2 teens, alternate between reading for educational enrichment and pure pleasure. Like to run, bike, hike, and dance.

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    "It inspired me to appreciate church and family."

    Loved the message, a quick read with bang for your buck. I will change things in my life because of it.

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    eric 02-05-15
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    "A moving story with memorable characters ad events"

    Originally I had to read this book for a college class but it was so moving. I felt like I was a part of the church watching the story of Mitch, the Reb, Henry, and Cass. I don't read much but this book was such a year jerker. Whether you're religious or not you will enjoy this book if you're looking for a heartwarming story.

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    Ellen Amado Los Angeles, CA United States 02-04-15
    Ellen Amado Los Angeles, CA United States 02-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Have a little faith was great"

    Another great book from Mitch Albom. He really gets you involved with the stories and I feel like I know these people. Thanks for writing and reading the book, it really gave the flavor of the people to it. Thanks for sharing those eight years with us.

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    Gail Centennial, CO, United States 01-26-15
    Gail Centennial, CO, United States 01-26-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Another beautiful book by Mitch Albom"

    A beautiful story about faith and the God of all of us. I found it very touching and am thankful that I got to know Mitch's Rabbi.

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    Jennifer 10-23-14
    Jennifer 10-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Pleasently surprised"
    Would you listen to Have a Little Faith again? Why?

    I would. I bought this as one of the buy one get one book deals not really expecting much out of it, and I was pleasantly surprised and moved by much of the story and the heart of the people in the story. It also helped me to increase my faith as well as have a lot more grace for those who follow different faiths.


    What other book might you compare Have a Little Faith to and why?

    I don't know, this isn't like a book I would ordinarily purchase.


    Have you listened to any of Mitch Albom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Amazing Grace from broken people.


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    Alice 06-21-14
    Alice 06-21-14
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    "This is my favorite Mitch Albom book"
    What did you love best about Have a Little Faith?

    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


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I like that Mitch wrote himself in the story. I like his reference to Tuesday with Morrie.


    Have you listened to any of Mitch Albom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?


    Any additional comments?

    Are their anymore true stories by Mitch Albom> I love his voice too

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    Robert Rall 01-09-12
    Robert Rall 01-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Another good story from Mitch Albom."
    What did you love best about Have a Little Faith?

    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.


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    Edward West Point, NY, United States 04-08-11
    Edward West Point, NY, United States 04-08-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Everyone is a person of God."

    "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.”

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