Have a Little Faith: a True Story
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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

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Hardcover, 249 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Hyperion (first published July 1st 1904)
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Shantelle
"In the beginning, there was a question.
"In the end, the question gets answered." - Mitch Albom

I 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...more
Harun Harahap
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 berlari da...more
Nancy
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 so cl...more
Mia Queen
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen Exley

Quote 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 a...more
Sheryl
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...more
Beatrice
Jun 10, 2011 Beatrice rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Beatrice by: Angelique Jader
Shelves: borrowed
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...more
Helvry Sinaga
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...more
Shelah
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 cam...more
Mark John
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 introduced...more
Nicole
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...more
Brian
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 very...more
Julie
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...more
Joo Young
I have to admit, I was surprised as to how much I enjoyed this book. It made me realize, sometimes you read certain stories at a certain time in your life and it really magnifies your perception. I was a little weary of 'hopeful' books and 'tales of spiritual journeys' but I really fell in love with the simplicity and honesty of the Rabbi and Pastor of the tale. Although I remember reading "Tuesdays With Morrie" I don't think it was as poignant as this Albom story-telling.


In particular I really...more
Shelley
I cried.
5 hours ago I felt that this was one of the best books I ever read.
Now.......I question it, because I just had book club and this reaction was not felt by everyone else. But I question everything I feel, and this book did teach me not to do that.
This book taught me a lot about myself and about how to listen to others. That it's worth taking 10 minutes of your day to talk with a stranger, to listen to a friend, to call someone you haven't in a long time.
I wondered why this book touched me...more
Antonello Fiore
Such a beautiful novel from the first to last page. I had a hard time putting it down. I would be getting emotional throughout the entire novel. The novel teaches you that when you have faith, nothing can go wrong. Absolutely nothing!
Adam Maxwell
After reading Five People You Meet in Heaven, I chose this book looking for another inspirational story and a boost of faith and self confidence. And I was right. Mitch Albom has a way of talking to the reader in such a way where you want to continue reading through each chapter. He sets up his chapters either by: dates, holidays, funny phrases, quotes, and other little things that make you want to see what the next chapter could be about. The idea for his book came by the request of his childho...more
Zach
Yes, it’s a Mitch Albom narrative novel. Yes, it’s a feel good tale by a sports columnist who has become so, so prolific, weaving his message into the consciousness of similar-minded mid-life people who have picked up his hand sized books. Whether it’s Tuesdays with Morrie, the 5 people you meet in Heaven, or any of his other books, you’re bound to feel better just a little more wonderment. It’s astounding to me that only one of the books got made into a movie, so far, and a TV movie at that. Ma...more
Judy
I really enjoyed Tuesdays With Morrie and, in fact, was moved to reconnect with several professors from graduate school because of it. One of those professors died two years after we had rediscovered each other and rekindled our friendship. For that, I will be forever in Mitch Albom's debt. However, the next two books of his that I read, both fiction, disappointed me greatly. So I was unsure when I read reviews of Have a Little Faith. Happily, this book is cut from the same cloth as Tuesdays wit...more
Barb
Nov 02, 2009 Barb rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Barb by: Hannah
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Christine
This book fits into YA because it covers the topic of religion. It discusses the different races and different religions and the difficulty in blending them together instead of remaining isolated. In this book Mitch is asked to read the eulogy of his rabbi at his funeral even though he feels guilty for not being the perfect follower of his religion. He learns more about his rabbi in preparation for the eulogy and at the same time learns about other religions. All teen readers might enjoy this bo...more
Michelle
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...more
Colin McKay Miller
I’ve heard that Roger Ebert doesn’t review all movies on the same scale. They get critiqued based on how well they do within the genre, so a blockbuster comedy doesn’t get graded as if it’s art house cinema. I’d like to say I do the same thing for books, but while I give some credence to genres I enjoy, I’ve read enough to attain at least a mild level of snobbery; so when a friend gave me Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith for my birthday, I wondered what my final reaction would be when I started...more
Ali Garawi
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 حصلت بينه وبين الراهب في مختلف القضايا الإيمانية والعقدية والفلسفية والتاريخية في حياة الراهب
مضمنا بعض الخطب التي ألقاها الراهب اليهودي في اجتماعات السبت في المعبد.

بعض الآراء والفلسفة قد توافق بعض ما جاء به الإسلام والبعض قد لا...more
Becca
Oct 21, 2009 Becca rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2009
I thought this was a good story, and an easy read. I wasn't one of the people who read this book straight through and just couldn't put it down. It wasn't that great to me. It was just a bit anti-climatic for me and predictable, and even with non-ficton books, I like there to be a little bit of suprise. Don't get me wrong, it was decent and I was glad I read it. Mitch Albom is a good author and I would recommend it to others. Actually, I tried lending this to my sister and she started to read it...more
Lolliepop
Wow, this book is something! Believe me,guys and girls! You have to read this and learn to be content with whatever things happening to you. Even though this story centers on preacher or pastor or whatever you call it, I still appreciate this book s it doesnt ask you to be this or that, it just asks you to have a little faith..beautiful book and recommended to all!

best quote:

"So, have we solved the secret of happiness?

"I believe so," he said

Are you going to tell me?

"Yes.Ready?"

Ready.

"Be sat...more
Sue
A light read in terms of a small (5 x 7) book, but with plenty to think about. Mitch's rabbi, Albert Lewis, asks him if he will deliver his eulogy and Mitch, somewhat reluctantly, agrees. He begins spending time with him in order to have information to share. The actual event isn't for another eight years. The other "plot" of this book is the tale of a Detroit pastor, Henry Covington, heading up a homeless ministry out of his dilapidated inner-city church. Mitch spends time with him to know his...more
Cindy
This was a gift to me at Christmas. After feeling a bit overwhelmed with life in general, I picked it up and didn't stop reading until I finished. Easy read with some real kernels of truth and some very thought-provoking comments on faith and belief. It was comforting to me to hear about the faith of a Jewish rabbi and a Christian preacher and how they intertwined. Well worth reading, more than once.
Leo Martin
A good book to reflect about life, love, religion, having a family, keeping and developing your faith and of course, to shed tears on. Another brilliant work from Mr. Albom! Bravo!
Nicole
"He was following man's sad tradition of running to God when all else fails." So true.
Elaine
I've read Mitch Albom columns in the Detroit Free Press for years, and I always take them with a grain of salt. But in this book, he actually portrayed himself like a real person. With feelings. He was asked by his long time Rabbi from New Jersey to deliver his eulogy. He began to periodically travel between Detroit and New Jersey to get to know this man better. As doing this he spent a lot of reflection time on his own faith. Back in Michigan, as part of an article for the Free Press, he decide...more
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Mitchell David Albom is an author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.
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