Have A Little Faith, Mitch Albom
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.