Have a Little Faith: A True Story
ISBN: 140131046X
EAN13: 9781401310462
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 29, 2011
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 7.2" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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 readers everywhere. Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-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 Read More chevron_right

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Mitch Albom is a favorite writer of mine. He never disappoints! This true story shares his journey in rediscovering his faith heritage and expanding his beliefs to be more inclusive of all people/religions. Through interviews with his childhood Rabbi and a church founder in his home city he discovers the thread that connects us all through commitment and service. It’s an easy, thought provoking read which I found inspiring.
 
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