Have a Little Faith: A True Story

Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, journalist and screenwriter who has written six books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie. His first two novels (The Five People You Meet in Heaven and For One More Day), were instant number one New York Times bestsellers. All three books mentioned above were made into acclaimed TV films.

In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight year journey between two worlds, journey that will inspire readers everywhere. The book (published in September 29, 2009) begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from author'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 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, the author 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. 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.


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