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Have a Little Faith: A True Story of a Last Request
Have a Little Faith A True Story of a Last Request
Author: Mitch Albom
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 L...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780786868728
ISBN-10: 0786868724
Publication Date: 9/29/2009
Pages: 272
Rating:
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4.2 stars, based on 176 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 10
Having read and enjoyed several of Mitch Albom's other books (Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and For One More Day), I was thrilled to receive an ARC of this book.

Have a Little Faith was moving, intelligent, and profound. Similar to the setup of Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie, this time he recounts his visits with his childhood rabbi, who asked him to give his eulogy. In what started as a few visits just to get to know the man better for the purpose of writing the eulogy, Albom is drawn to the funny and giving man, developing a friendship that helps him to begin to examine his own faith and faith in general. The book also tells the story of a former drug dealer and thief turned preacher, who gave up a life of crime to dedicate his life to the homeless and hungry in Detroit. Two very different men are thus profiled in the book, but there is a connecting theme: their lives demonstrate their faith as manifested in loving and serving others.

I found myself giggling at the book at times, and at others crying. The book is emotional, and it underlines the ways that faith can provide a common dialog of love and service, even among people of different faiths.
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Helpful Score: 5
Made me cry, laugh and think. What more can you ask for in a book. I read it very quickly. Now, I think I will re-read it more slowly to absorb what is being said.
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Thought provoking, emotional and poignant... just what I enjoy from Mitch Albom.
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This book was great. It showed how other faiths can still be intermingled into one. I love all Mitch Albom's books but this one was very good because even when we lose faith it can be re-found within us.
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this book was wonderful, deeply moving, inspirational, and poignant. I enjoyed it so much, I bought 6 hardback copies to share with friends.
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This great book is about living your own faith out while respecting the faith of others. It was an awesome read.
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Wonderful book. A book about seeing people for what they are, not for their color, their religion or belief. About a man coming back to his beliefs and caring for all types of people. You will not be able to put it down. It's a quick read and you will truly enjoy it. It will also make you think about how you treat people.
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This is a true account of two men of god who belong to different faiths, yet have more in common than meets the eye. Albom was asked to write and deliver a eulogy for his Rabbi, who he really did not know well. So before the Rabbi's passing, Albom makes a deal to visit the Rabbi every so often to meet and talk. As the 8 years go on, he continues meeting with the Rabbi and also becomes acquainted with a Christian preacher whose church is going to pieces structurally, but its congregation has faith things with work out with time.

Mitch Albom'a writing is so carefree and open. He's not afraid to write things that are truthful about us as people of faith and all humans. While this was not my favorite of Albom's book (For One More Day is) it still has a beauty of a message.


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