Have a Little Faith: A True Story

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Hardcover, Hyperion Books, 2009, ISBN13 9780786868728, ISBN10 0786868724

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"Clear some space on your bookshelf for Mitch Albom's, Have a Little Faith, the story of a faith journey that could become a classic. Those who were born into faith, have lost faith, or are still searching will all be engaged and challenged by this powerful story of "finding faith" in relationships with others and with something greater than ourselves. Never satisfied with easy answers or soft platitudes, Mitch explores some of life's greatest mysteries and unanswered questions with great honesty, depth and self reflection. "

--Jim Wallis, CEO and Founder of Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening

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 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.

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.

Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity, including The Hole In The Roof Foundation, which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless.

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Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publish Date: Sep 01, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780786868728
ISBN-10: 0786868724
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.9
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9/28/2009

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5.0 stars by ReadsReadsReads

I absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Mitch Albom's new book, HAVE A LITTLE FAITH. As someone who lost their faith a few years ago, and only recently found it again, I really embraced the books message. I think this is Albom's best book thus far. If you liked TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, you'll LOVE HAVE A LITTLE FAITH. Has anyone else had the chance to read it yet? See the You Tube video on Mitch Albom's webpage (www.mitchalbom.com)? If so, I'd love to discuss it with you! I just want everyone to read it so we can all start talking about it! Two thumbs up, for sure!

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Excellent book
1/12/2010

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Very good book on all accounts. This is the first book I read from Mitch Albom, and I am reading his other good books now.

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12/7/2009

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5.0 stars by Shop4Lif

This book is very easily read (coming from a "notta-big-reader"). It lets you think about hings about yourself, but not in a self-help book or lecture way. I bought 5 copies to give out for Christmas.

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