Have A Little Faith, Mitch Albom

Images-1 For this trip, I brought the kindle.  After years of bringing just an extra bag for books, the kindle is a god send.  I downloaded 4 books before leaving figuring that was ample as was in the middle of a paperback already.  Finished the paperback and moved on to Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom

I didn't realize it until I was quite into this page turning story that Mitch Albom is the person who wrote Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.  2 books for whatever reason, I never had any interest in reading.  I might have to go back and rethink that.

Religion, has never come easy to me.  I have very mixed feelings about it.  On one hand, I believe it is important to have some type of religion in your life possibly to have a connection to the past or just because a little spirituality isn't a bad thing.  But, I have always questioned God. 

This particular book is a true story.  Albom was asked by his childhood rabbi to write his eulogy and give it when he dies.  Something that Albom thought was a 2/3 week assignment ended up taking place over 8 years.  The rabbi had a strong constitution.  The book is an intellectual journey about belief for Albom.  Over the course of his relationship with the rabbi he becomes involved with a homeless charity as through his meetings with the rabbi, Albom feels a need to give back to the community he lives in.  He ends up meeting a priest in the inner city of Detroit where he lives.  A total drug addict who hit rock bottom and became a priest.  Albom questions both the rabbi and the priest about their connection to God and faith.  He asked many questions I have found myself asking.  What is most interesting is the answers given by 2 completely different men of God. 

Regardless if you have faith or you don't, this is a book that should be read.  An intellectual journey about faith.  I cried through many parts of the book.  It is moving, it is thought provoking and it captures the essence of human life. 

I loved the book. 

 

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