Sunday, February 14, 2010

Have a Little Faith - Book Review

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, Mitch 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, Mitch 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 realize 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 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.

Have a Little Faith is a book about a life’s purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man’s journey, but it is everyone’s story.
We read this for our moms' group book club &
I'm ashamed to say I was less than thrilled at first.
Mama always taught me that politics and religion have no place
in polite society but after reading the book I have to say it touched me personally.
After speaking with the other ladies about it I realized no matter how different
our religious views are, they are also much the same.
I HIGHLY recommend this book. A++
Buy it HERE

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Trista's Barn on Sun Feb 14, 05:13:00 PM 2010 said...

Great Blog! Following you from MBC!

Mom vs. the boys on Sun Feb 14, 07:49:00 PM 2010 said...

I love love love Mitch Albom and have read a number of his books. thanks for a review I will keep this one in mind for an upcoming read

Loveleng on Mon Feb 15, 06:00:00 AM 2010 said...

Tuesday with Morrie was one of my favorite books ever read. And here's another one from Mitch thanks for the review i will try to grab a copy on our local bookstore. But for now i have something for you that i know you deserve it more than i do...check it out...


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