Monday, December 30, 2013

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

Mr. Albom's story is anchored by the request of his childhood rabbi to speak the rabbi's eulogy.  To prepare himself for the task, Mr. Albom sought to know more about the man, a process that took eight years.

Meanwhile, writing for a Detroit newspaper allowed the author to raise interest in a poor Christian church that seeks to minister to the homeless and the addicted.   Mr. Albom intertwines this story in the book.

As a consequence, the book is about faith as demonstrated by two very different people: the lifelong rabbi and the lifelong criminal turned pastor.   The punchline is more or less about the benefit or comfort of believing in something bigger than oneself.

Have a Little Faith: A True Story

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