It started with a question, "Will you do my eulogy?" The question came from Albert Lewis, friend and rabbi to Mitch Albom. Based on the lives of his two spiritual mentors, Reb Lewis and Reverend Henry Covington, Have a Little Faith explores what faith, life, and relationships may be all about. Filled with humor, wit and inspiring stories Albom weaves a story of hope and friendship you won't soon forget.
Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number-one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. For One More Day, his second novel, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
It is... the most important thing Ive ever written, opens Alboms (Tuesdays with Morrie) latest nonfiction book. It isnt difficult to understand why. Using his characteristically succinct style, Alboms prose offers readers an elegantly simple perspective on faith, tolerance, service and love while maintaining the complex reality of his characters true life stories. The book follows the spiritual journeys of three mena suburban rabbi, an inner-city pastor and the author himselfwhich Albom gradually assembles over the eight years he spends getting to know a manthe rabbiwhose eulogy he will one day deliver; over the course of this developing relationship, Albom also meets an inner-city pastor, another relationship that grows in importance for Albom. Weaving these narratives together could, with a less talented writer, muddle into incoherence. Alboms expertise in piecing together a web of snapshot stories, however, reveals levels of meaning that could not be adequately told in any other way. He avoids repetitious overemphasisthe bane of much inspirational literatureand allows meaning, whether his own or the readers, to emerge with a quiet, confident grace. Alboms latest is a masterpiece of hope and a moving testament of interfaith understanding. (Sept.)Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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