Monday, March 7, 2011

Have a little faith: A true story

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

Book review by Richard L. Weaver II, Ph.D.

This is, just as the front flyleaf suggests, “a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds—two men, two faiths, two communities—that will inspire readers everywhere.”  There is no doubt about it: Albom tells a great story.

The book is a very short (249-pages in a 5" by 7" book) read, much like his Tuesdays With Morrie and in a similar style, mode, and approach.  The book is engaging, entertaining, touching, and fully satisfying.

One reviewer at, Stephen T. Hopkins from Oak Park, Illinois, offers the best, short synopsis of the book: “Readers looking for a touching story about real people will enjoy Mitch Albom's latest book, Have a Little Faith. He presents the lives of two men from different backgrounds, different faiths, and different places. Albert Lewis was the rabbi from Album's hometown synagogue, and Henry Covington is an African American minister of a church in Detroit. What they share is hope and faith, and a love of God and people. These are inspiring lives that will lift the spirits of every reader.”

Another reviewer of the book, Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien, Illinois, writes at “Mitch Albom, who hasn't been to a church since he was young, is moved by the deep faith of two very different men, an elderly and spirited rabbi who wants Mitch to give his eulogy when he dies, and an ex-con turned minister to the poor and homeless. The book is touching and entertaining and just might get us thinking about our faith and the place God has in our life.”

Anna Roberts Books, the author, reviewed the book at in this way:
“‘Have a Little Faith’ is a book I was so intrigued by that I couldn't put it down. It is such a heart breaking story, something you don't come across everyday.

“This book made me laugh and cry. There were times I didn't even realize the number of pages I had read. I was stirred by the sudden slam of a door, truthfully this book made me realize things I could relate to, as the author, Mitch Albom, pointed out so many things in life we know, but don't actually sit down and read.

“I can't believe the amazing journey Mitch Albom went through, it captured my heart and I am sure going to pick up another one of his books. I don't want to give anything away, you have to read the book yourself!!”

This is a book in which you will not be disappointed.

This book is available at Have a little faith: A true story

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