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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
--Jim Wallis, CEO and Founder of
Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening
if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us
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.
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.
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
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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