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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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Faith and friendship are good for the soul

Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith is a powerful and beautifully written story chronicling Albom's relationship with his Rabbi who asks Albom to deliver his eulogy. The story contains universal themes of love, loss, questioning, seeking and hope.

Beautifully interwoven is the story of Henry whose path on earth is vibrant, violent and unexpected.

For anyone who has been either a student or a seeker, and who has found wisdom, understanding and inspiration from a beloved teacher, this story will touch your heart.

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captivating

profound. humorous. human. thought provoking. mitch albom weaves a mesmerizing story of his rabbi and a preacher from the street that makes us all equal in the eyes of God regardless of your religion or background. could not turn it off. loved it.

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Hope, Love, Faith a must read

I love this book. It starts slow, but that background makes the story richer. I laughed and cried, and felt like I was part of the story. It touched my heart and soul.

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  • Nivea
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  • 12-22-16

This is faith

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.
Nivea


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Wow

Very inspiring reflections on the miracle of God working in the everyday lives of people here on Earth.

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If you only listen to one book this season...

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.

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<br />I grew a little spiritually <br />

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.

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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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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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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.