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Have a Little Faith
Mitch Albom is one of my favorite authors. He is most well-known for his bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, but he has written many other great books as well. My favorite was The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Albom is one of those authors who can go from writing fiction to non-fiction with the same great storytelling skills.
Have a Little Faith: a True Story is the nonfiction account of Albom's attempt to get to know his Rabbi, in order to be ready to give his eulogy someday. Over a period of years Albom travels from his home in Detroit to his Rabbi's home in New York. At the same time Albom develops a relationship with an innercity Detroit pastor who is a reformed drug dealer and has set up a congregation in a decaying abandoned church. The parallels are heartwarming and touching.
This is a book that leaves you feeling like you know Mitch Albom personally. It's inspiring and a great story at the same time. The kind of work only a man of Albom's talent and skills can pull off.
Have a little faith: a true story