Read this book!

July 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm 2 comments

Here’s a must-read.  Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (the guy who wrote Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven) is the true story of a Jewish rabbi and a Christian pastor who deeply affect the writer’s life.  The rabbi is winding down his life after an amazing fifty years in the same synagogue.  The pastor has come to Jesus after spending his 20’s as a drug addict, dealer, armed robber, and prisoner.  Despite their differences in both background and religion, the two men share a very important thing: faith in God.

Despite his active Jewish upbringing, Albom does not adhere to any faith as an adult when he begins his conversations with the rabbi and the pastor.  Throughout the journey, though, he grows spiritually and discovers what his adult life has been lacking: the sense of community and grounding that faith gives us.

No matter what your religious beliefs – Christian, Jew, agnostic, etc. – this book is a great look at how the differences between our beliefs are overcome by the similarities.  It is also a story that will inspire you to get up and do something to help your fellow man, no matter what they believe.

Like all of Albom’s books, it’s an easy read.  I highly recommend it.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anne  |  July 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    This sounds like a good book. I’m gonna get it. It’s non-fiction then, right?

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  • 2. amymanatee  |  July 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Yes, it is. If you check it out from the library, it’s in the new books / non-fiction.

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