Have a Little Faith: a True Story

Have a Little Faith a True Story 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 A

  • Title: Have a Little Faith: a True Story
  • Author: Mitch Albom
  • ISBN: 9780786868728
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 himIn 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 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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    1. "In the beginning, there was a question."In the end, the question gets answered." - Mitch AlbomI just finished reading Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom. I'm not sure why I picked up this novel to read. Perhaps I was bored and needed something to do, perhaps I was looking for something to feel a void; or perhaps, just perhaps, I needed a little bit of faith.Have a Little Faith is an amazing story about a Rabbi, a Christian Minister, and a man with very little faith. This book will take you thro [...]

    2. The thing about Mitch is that he is ever so much too syrupy, almost but not quite dripping from the page. Not overly melodramatic, or too nostalgic or sentimental, not even really distasteful, I like his writing, but just a little too much. Like a glass of sweet tea that is just too full of sugar, needs a good squirt of lemon to knock it down a bit. Having said that, I like Albom and his writing. I like that he's a baseball fan. He's worldly, observant and funny - he's a sportswriter after all, [...]

    3. Pernahkan Anda mengenal orang yang punya keyakinan (yang kuat ataupun tidak)?Apakah anda berlari menjauhinya? Saya pernah , begitu juga dengan Mitch Albom. Rasa jengah kerap muncul saat berdekatan orang-orang saleh (bahkan dalam kasus saya adalah orang tua saya sendiri) tersebut. Rasa takutkah itu? atau rasa malu?? Tetapi takut atau malu dari apa? Namun, yang pasti saya merasa menjadi ‘salah’ dan ‘kecil’ di antara mereka hingga takut diri saya sendiri akan lenyap. Mitch Albom berhenti be [...]

    4. I assumed this would be a typical Mitch Albom book, sentimental with "profound" life advice. I feel like it's un-American not to read these short best selling books about finding what ever it is he is selling. I was correct. But I had forgotten how his simple story telling can get to your soul; the real reason these books are so successful. This one doesn’t disappoint. To me it was much less about the two men he learns from and more about his insight into himself. Maybe it’s because we are s [...]

    5. Several years after Mitch Albom spent his Tuesdays with the famous Morrie, he began spending time with Albert Lewis. Albert was his childhood rabbi, and sometime after Albom stopped going to temple, Albert surprised him with a request that Albert's eulogy be delivered by Albom. Albom didn't feel qualified but obligingly accepted the challenge, provided they became better acquainted. The eight years they spent visiting and talking, along with each of their separate histories, are recounted. Their [...]

    6. داشتم فکر می کردم که اگر واقعا قرار بود خدایی وجود داشته باشه ، چه خوب می شد که خدای یهودی ها یا مسیحی ها می بود مهربون و بخشنده و همون قدر در دسترس و شوخ طبع ! درست بر عکس خدای ما مسلمون ها که همیشه عصبانی و بداخلاقه و بیشتر اوقات سرگرم جمع کردن هیزم واسه جهنمشه که به محض قبض روح ش [...]

    7. Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen ExleyQuote yang sudah pernah saya dengar sebelumnya, kemarin baca lagi dari status updatenya mbak Lita dan quote di atas sangat melukiskan perasaan saya semalam ketika begadang menyelesaikan buku Mitch Albom terbaru Have a Little Faith. Penulis bahkan menyatakan "It is the most important thing I’ve ever written,” . Di bukunya kali ini Mitch Albom mengajak kita untuk menyelami iman, cinta, toleransi [...]

    8. One word - Amazing! I'm really glad I chose to get the book. It was a very insightful and thought provoking read for me. Many parts of the book moved me to tears, and I loved the sermons. I could relate them with everyday life! I don't believe in any religion, so I started reading with a little trepidation, afraid it would start talking about converting etc. But boy was I wrong! This book is about faith, not just any specific religion but believing in something bigger than yourself. It'll make y [...]

    9. My fourth Mitch Albom and he is still to disappoint. Quick read but I found myself still pausing every now and then as I had to digest his words. The writing is Hallmark-card perfect but who hated receiving and reading Hallmark cards? I definitely recall with fondness those years when I used to receive greeting cards on special occasions.Albom is the guy in the current mainstream writers. His works are all bestsellers and have been translated in many languages, sold in many countries and made in [...]

    10. It is with grace of Jesus we all are saved.A book that gifted me lot of amazing moments. Wonderfully written about lives. The Jewish Rabbi, Christian Pastor and many more lives. It is a book which can provide you lot of stunning moments. The two rebs of this novel made me think about my own life. To think about past and crying always is the worse thing in our life but this book gives a positive energy to go ahead and do the best in present. Do your best with the present so you may be happy in yo [...]

    11. «کمی ایمان داشته داشته باش» اثر میچ آلبوم.کتاب بر اساس اتفاقات واقعی نوشته شده. همه چیز از زمانی آغاز میشه که کشیش کلیسا از میچ میخواد تا سخنرانی روز خاکسپاریش رو انجام بده و به همین دلیل هم میچ شروع به آشنا شدن با زندگی اون روحانی می کنه. و به معانی جدیدی از ایمان دست پیدا می کن [...]

    12. One of my favorite lines from this book is “No matter which road you decide to take on your life's journey, just make sure God is an intimate part of it”. God gave us the will to choose whether to be good or to be bad, he proved how good He is. Becoming good or bad is always a choice but what we need to remember is God is always there to accept who we are, even though we made sins and troubles from our past, we’re not perfect we all know that and God also know that. Like what is being intr [...]

    13. I purchased "Have a Little Faith" by Mitch Albom, after receiving a recommendation to read this book.This was such an uplifting novel that I couldn't put down.Such an emotional rollercoaster.I felt so good after reading this novel."Have a little Faith" is a true story nonfiction book that can open your eyes and heart, and allow you to realize how precious life is.It is about believing in something and the two men who taught him how.The novel centers around three people:Mitch, a jewish man who in [...]

    14. Just watched the movie; it's about two parallel (real) stories; one on Rabbi Albert L. Lewis; the other on Henry Covington. The sportswriter is the intersecting point. He's been asked an eulogy by the Rabbi; yet, he'll get to know also a former drug-dealer and drug-addict, Henry Covington, now a minister in a Presbyterian, Detroit church, crumbling apart. While collecting data from the Rabbi's life, the sportswriter will witness change in himself.The church gets rebuilt.Life takes on a new meani [...]

    15. Partially this book holds the same journey as the one with the professor Morrie Schwartz inTuesdays with Morriebut here it has more a religious message which I found so many resembling spiritual values in my religion like: loving every person, giving, caring and turning to God whatever the situation is. I found Sami Yusuf New Song which celebrates The World Interfaith Harmony Week 2015 is a big match for this faithFULL book:youtube/watch?v=LHFuy

    16. Originally posted at Feminist Mormon Housewives.When I was in Young Women’s, it seemed that whenever our planned Mutual activities fell apart, the go-to Plan B was to pull some Books of Mormon out of a storage closet and have us write our testimonies in them. At that time in my life, I had zero qualms about standing in front of a congregation on Fast Sunday and bearing my testimony, or talking in a fireside about my conversion to the gospel, but for some reason my mind always blanked when it c [...]

    17. Beautiful book. I love the way Albon brought the two stories of different faiths together. It certainly made me appreciate the little things in life a lot more and also, not sweat the small stuff. It drew me closer to my faith and appreciate and respect faiths of friends and family that are different from mine. After all, we all pray to the same God, we just do it a little differently. If you have questions about your own faith or in faith overall, this book is a must read. It touched on so many [...]

    18. In this book, Two people are involved (not including Mitch Albom), Mr. Albert Lewis- or "The Reb" as he called who is a Pastor, and requests Mitch to do his Eulogy when the time he will leave this world, and Henry Covington, who is a criminal and drug addict, he lost his faith that's why he is doing such bad acts until the time that he need God's Help and became a Pastor after realizing his sins. Also a little story from Cass who is homeless. It's my first time to read a Non-Fiction book, but I [...]

    19. Tidak satupun manusia yang tahu kapan waktunya di dunia fana ini akan usai. Kemisterian mengenai ada apa setelah hidup di dunia ini, mungkin sama halnya dengan misteri mengenai bagaimana rupa Sang Pemberi hidup. Awalnya adalah sebuah pertanyaan, dan menjadi pertanyaan terakhir"Maukah kau menyampaikan eulogi untukku?"Pertanyaan itu disampaikan oleh seorang Rabi/Guru/Pendeta/Pastor/Pemimpin Agama kepada Mitch Albom. Menurut Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, eulogi berarti:1. ucapan atau tulisan yg mem [...]

    20. «دوست ندارم این کتاب رو!» تا اواسط کتاب با این حس صفحاتش رو ورق زدم. نمی دونم چرا، اما نمی تونستم باهاش ارتباط برقرار کنم.از نیمه ی کتاب که گذشتم، به طرز عجیبی همه چیز وارونه شد. مقاومت رو کنار گذاشتم و دیدم این کتاب قرار نیس روبروم بنشینه و کلیشه ای باشه، قرار نیس برام موعظه کنه [...]

    21. كتاب يحكي أحداث عاشها الكاتب مع راهب المعبد الذي كان يرتاده عندما كان صغيرا ، فحينما طلب منه الراهب أن يقدم تأبينه عند وفاته طلب منه الكاتب أن يتعرف عليه جيدا حتى يعرف ما يقول حين التأبين والوداع الأخير ، وعندها يبدأ يحكي وينسج بأسلوبه الرائع العذب الأحداث والحوارات التي حصل [...]

    22. I had two books left to read this year to meet my reading challenge goal of 80 books. So, i pulled this slim book off the shelf. Wow, it packs a punch and turned out to be one of the best books I have read this year. During a time when I find myself questioning my faith, this book was just what my soul needed.

    23. This was 'almost' as good as "Tuesdays With Morrie". (both books being true stories)I read it when it came out. Its a human'gem' of a story!

    24. I read Tuesdays with Morrie several years ago, and I found it touching, but I'm not sure I would say I loved it. I'm not sure why. It's been too long for me to recall the specifics. However, I did love this.Recently, I've decided I want to spend my time on the road listening to things that are perhaps more enlightened than the latest thriller or romance or even the a.m. radio crew. And so I happened across this on the library shelves, and decided it might be uplifting. It was.It isn't that it sa [...]

    25. For most of the time I spent reading this book, I hated it. It struck me as a simple, feel-good story about a journey to faith. It felt like Mitch Albom was encouraging people to accept religion because it made these simple people feel good and be happy. To me, he was encouraging people to throw up their arms and place everything on faith rather than taking a moment to come up with their own thoughts for once. I stand by all of those feelings.However, at the very end, Albom’s message became ve [...]

    26. I'm in awe of Albom's writing style. He uses simple, easy-to-read words, and manages to convey the nuances of everything from mourning to elation. While I was reading Have a Little Faith, I found myself both emotional and pensive, pondering over the questions that Albom himself struggled with: Why do good things happen to bad people? Is there really a God? Why do people choose to go into the ministry? Can people really, fundamentally change? Heavy stuff, but it doesn't really feel that way as yo [...]

    27. I am not a religious person, but for as long as I remember myself I had always wanted to understand religion. The concept itself, as well as the major and some minor religions of the world. Their developments, differences and similarities. What drives the people who stand behind them, how and why. Which still results in me pestering the person who belongs to another religion and is more or less on good terms with it about a variety of things. This one, while very sentimental at times, provided s [...]

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