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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 29th 2009 by Hachette Books
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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
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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
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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
☮Karen
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
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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
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Lyn
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,
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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
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Soplada
Partially this book holds the same journey as the one with the professor Morrie Schwartz in Tuesdays with Morrie but 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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHFuy...
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
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
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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
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Sue
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
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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
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
I didn't love it as much as I did the other books by Mitch Albom but this one is still worth reading.
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
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
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April Lusaya
touching, inspiring, enlightening...
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
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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
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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
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Sara
A good book is one that succeeds in creating a burst of emotions in your heart. It's a book you can relate to, and a book that teaches you a lesson. As usual Mitch Albom succeeds at sending a precise message to all his readers by talking about two characters, whom at first seemed so opposite but started becoming very similar by the end of the story. Through the pages of this book, you will find compassion, forgiveness and kindness. You will find yourself smiling at times, and deeply emotional at ...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!
Suzi
Have A Little Faith is one of those books full of wise lessons that teach you how to live a better life. Well okay, now it sounds like a very heavy read, but it wasn't. It really wasn't.

The story is about a rabbi (who's usually called "Reb" in the book, but is actually called Mr. Albert Lewis), a pastor (called Henry Covington) and a man who has lost his faith - Albom himself. What I absolutely loved about this book, was that it's non-fiction. So every little silly thing one of the characters do
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Amna
Beautiful. Simply, beautiful. I have no other word of describing it.

It made me laugh, it made me cry (more than I expected), and despite not being proud of being a slow reader- I am glad I took my time with this one. Others might have been able to finish the entire book in a day at most, but I couldn't speed through it. I took my time, and felt the weight of every word. Every passage, every quote, every question and answer, the monologues and dialogues, the proud statements and the shameful conf
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Quoc
“Picture the most pious man you know. Your priest. Your pastor. Your rabbi. Your imam. Now picture him tapping you on the shoulder and asking you to say good-bye to the world on his behalf.”

Mitch Albom is given a request to present the eulogy for a Rabbi he had grew up with and mentored by as a child growing up. After years of seeing faith not as a need, Albom sets himself to get to know this man better before he could present something decent. Have a Little Faith is a true story about a man’
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Maan
Book #3 for 2013: Another one from the library (borrowed last year). I've been a fan of Mitch Albom since Tuesdays with Morrie. I find his works insightful.

Have a Little Faith is all about a Rabbi and a Pastor. People might think that since this book delves on religion, it may be preachy or something. I assure you, it is not. The story was presented in such a way that a normal person would be able to relate to it and not be averse with it. Mitch Albom, as always, produced another touching and m
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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
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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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