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Have a Little Faith CD: A True Story
by Mitch Albom

Published: 2009-09-29
Hardcover : 272 pages
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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 ...
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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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  "Inspiring examples of ecumenical beliefs"by Ulrika M. (see profile) 12/10/10

  "Have a Little Faith: A True Story"by Judy M. (see profile) 10/08/10

Our book club had a fantastic discussion. We all loved it, felt it was closely written along some of the same lines as Mitch Albom's "Tuesdays with Morrie" book, but we all had interesting things to say... (read more)

  "Captivating"by Amber W. (see profile) 10/07/10

  "really liked"by Marykay T. (see profile) 09/19/10

I really liked this book

  "Have a little faith"by suzanne m. (see profile) 04/30/10

  "Have A Little Faith"by Wendy B. (see profile) 04/29/10

This book sparked a wonderful (and lengthy) discussion with our book club. Everyone had something to say (Lots, actually). Mitch Albom is a very gifted writer, and his subject matter never ceases to... (read more)

  "Have A Little Faith"by Alice B. (see profile) 04/13/10

  "Have a Little Faith"by Lynn A. (see profile) 04/08/10

This bbok by Mitch Albom led to a great discussion of different faiths, personal beliefs, and religious tolerence.

  "Have A Little Faith"by Lacy M. (see profile) 02/10/10

Inspired me to be a better person! Another great book written by Mitch Albom.

  "Have a Little Faith"by Laura V. (see profile) 02/09/10

This book will inspire anyone to become a better person.

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