Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom was first published in 2009 and is Mitch Albom’s first non-fiction book since the stunningly poignant Tuesdays with Morrie.
I have read many books by Mitch Albom so I was delighted to pick up a second-hand copy of Have a Little Faith, on my recent break away, in a little gem of a second-hand book shop in Westport, Co. Mayo – West Coast Rare Books.
Described as ‘a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds–two men, two faiths, two communities–that will inspire readers everywhere’, Have a Little Faith is a book for all, a book that will make every single reader stop and take a moment.
Mitch Albom had left his family parish many years previously after moving to Detroit. On a home visit he meets Albert Lewis, his Rabbi, the man who had a powerful impact on Mitch Albom growing up as well as on all who crossed his path. When Albert Lewis asks Mitch Albom to write his eulogy he is temporarily taken aback. An unexpected request but one that, once accepted, becomes a journey of acceptance and discovery.
In a parallel story Mitch Albom also crosses paths with Henry Covington, a minister of God with a very dubious past. Mitch Albom questions his own ability to trust this person but, over time, a beautiful relationship develops.
Have a Little Faith is another thought-provoking and affecting read from this most wonderful of writers. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent with Mitch, Albert and Henry. Their belief, their faith and their trust in humanity is so very heart-warming and inspirational.
Tuesdays with Morrie will always be my favourite book from Mitch Albom but Have a Little Faith will sit proudly on my shelf and is a book I know will become dog-eared over time.
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