Book Review - Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Have a Little Faith : A True Story by Mitch Albom

Have a Little Faith : A True Story by Mitch Albom | Blushing Geek

Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom
Published on September 29, 2009 by Hachette Books
Genre: Inspirational, Non-fiction
Pages: 249
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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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.


A true story? Yeah it is! ‘Have a little faith : a true story’ is an inspirational book written by Mitch Albom, the bestseller author who wrote the bestseller book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie‘.

The book is actually based on two separate sets of conversation between the author and the member of the clergy: a rabbi whose from his hometown New Jersey and a protestant minister in Detroit, Michigan.

“Will you do my eulogy?”

This book is as great and inspiring as “Tuesdays with Morrie“. This book is about life-purpose; about losing belief and finding it again.

I was never a fan of this kind of story. But after reading “Tuesdays with Morrie“, everything changed. I craved to read more of Albom’s books and became a fan after that.

The story taught me to appreciate everything that I have and that everything happens for a reason. Into learning to appreciate your life and into doing what you wanna do.

I admired the author for using easy to grasp words. So tugging a dictionary with you is not necessary at all. You will also find a lot of beautiful and inspiring quotes in the story. 

It’s a well written book. An inspiration and a teacher that will teach you a lot of lessons about life. I highly recommend this book to everyone of any age.

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