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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (30,056 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mitch Albom Narrator: Mitch Albom Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781401394219
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In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds—two men, two faiths, two communities—that will inspire readers everywhere.

Albom’s first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom’s old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy.

Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he’d left years ago. Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor—a reformed drug dealer and convict—who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof.

Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches; the younger, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat.

As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times. Although the texts, prayers, and histories are different, Albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds—and indeed, between beliefs everywhere.

In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor’s wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi’s last request and writes the eulogy. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.

Have a Little Faith is a book about a life’s purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man’s journey, but it is everyone’s story.

Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity, including The Hole In The Roof Foundation, which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clear some space on your bookshelf for Mitch Albom’s, Have a Little Faith, the story of a faith journey that could become a classic. Those who were born into faith, have lost faith, or are still searching will all be engaged and challenged by this powerful story of ‘finding faith’ in relationships with others and with something greater than ourselves. Never satisfied with easy answers or soft platitudes, Mitch explores some of life’s greatest mysteries and unanswered questions with great honesty, depth and self reflection.”

    Jim Wallis, CEO and Founder of Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie | 2/12/2014

    " Short read that will keep you glued to the book until you finish it. Great insights on faith and life and how they connect. We need our traditions to make our lives abundant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/2/2014

    " This book gives a good view of how a non-Christian person views spirituality and the Christian faith. There is much to glean from it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl-Lynn | 2/1/2014

    " A sweet book that definitely made me think about how I treat others regardless of their beliefs. Touching and inspirational! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Neiman | 1/28/2014

    " a bit self righteous,but agood read. Album is a very poetic wtiter, but ghis feels toomade up. his style isbetter suited to fiction, whereof does hog feel as forced. Nonetheless,a great story on religious perspectives to death, life, giving, and caring. a truly pleasant book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Winkler | 1/24/2014

    " Good!!! His books have a lot of meaning!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellen Murray | 1/15/2014

    " I love this book. Mitch Albom is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Violetta Yudina | 1/4/2014

    " The book I can read again and again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melynne | 1/3/2014

    " This book was so incredible!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Judge | 12/29/2013

    " As always Albom makes you think while you are woven into the story and challenges your belief system. I loved the characters in the story and the development of their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria Rego | 12/28/2013

    " something that everyone should read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/10/2013

    " So moving. The right book at the right time for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Dailey | 12/8/2013

    " I felt that I have learned valuable lessons from reading this book. I thoroughly enjoyed every page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 12/8/2013

    " A nice little book telling the true stories an aging Rabbi and a Gangster turned minister. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LuAnn | 11/14/2013

    " Inspiring, hope filled story of the author's encounter with two men of faith, their impact on him and their amazing stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sj | 10/26/2013

    " This book is amazing. For anyone of any religion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 10/7/2013

    " I enjoyed this. Typically I stay away from Mitch Albom, due to the fact that it came out a while back that he was taking credit for work he hadn't written, but my book club chose this, soI decided to give it a try. I have to say I enjoyed it. It's a heartwarming story of 3 men. It was uplifting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewis Anne | 10/4/2013

    " Beautiful story of focusing what unites us in our faith instead of what divides us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belinda Brunet | 7/25/2013

    " Not as good as all the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 7/11/2013

    " I enjoyed this book very much. It causes you to evaluate your priorities in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacey | 6/29/2013

    " Ive read everything Mitch Albom has written (minus the sports stuff) and this was by far his best book - yes, even better than Tuesdays With Morrie which I LOVED!!! This one however, takes the cake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Akshitha | 5/8/2013

    " an eye opener for sure! an amzing book on faith and hope.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Crane-burns | 10/23/2012

    " Beautifully written, made me want to study the Jewish faith more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 2/10/2012

    " Probably one of my favourite books of his and perhaps ever!!!! A beautiful story which will stay with me forever and you do not need to be a person of faith to enjoy it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 10/8/2011

    " I enjoyed listening to this book. The author has a wonderful warm way of pulling the reader into the story. This is a slow-paced book and there is much discussed that gives pause for introspection about what is really important in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Analisa | 8/2/2011

    " loved it! just like all the others from this amazing, honest writer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angel | 6/1/2011

    " This book tackles faith through practical applications and life events. The words are very simple and yet the transition from a part to another gives the reader a deeper idea on their faith and even on somebody else's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 5/28/2011

    " I volunteered at the church in the book in Detroit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 5/23/2011

    " I had to read this for my book club or I probably never would have picked it to read. It was a very fast read and it made me ponder my "spiritual" side or lack of. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sidney | 5/22/2011

    " Some good thoughts from Albert and Henry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 5/19/2011

    " This was a great read - I really appreciated so much of what the author learned from his rabbi - insightful, funny, challenging, encouraging! I read this in 2 days it was so good (and an easy read). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 5/18/2011

    " I couldn't put it down and read it in one afternoon.It was really good and it really moved me.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tish | 5/18/2011

    " Even better the second time I read it! A truly inspiring story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 5/17/2011

    " i didn't like it as much as his other books. The others i would have read in one day; this one, just didn't keep me that interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 5/16/2011

    " I have always enjoyed Mitch's books. They all contain touching human stories that illustrate both the flaws and human spirit that we all carry within. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 5/14/2011

    " A must read for everyone. No matter what your beliefs you will love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/14/2011

    " Cried all the way through this one like I have most Mitch Albom books. Great read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerri | 5/12/2011

    " Enjoy most things written by Mitch Albom and this was no exception. Insightful read on the subject of faith and makes you question your own perspective. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindi | 5/10/2011

    " This was a great little book. Mitch Albom did a masterful job of telling three stories at once. I love what he says about what people can do and what he says about how goodness draws them all together. My husband bought this in the airport while traveling and thought I'd enjoy it. He was right! "

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About the Author
Author Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter whose works include Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven. His books For One More Day and Have a Little Faith were also instant #1 New York Times bestsellers. All four books were made into acclaimed films for television. Albom also works as a columnist and a broadcaster and has founded seven charities in Detroit and Haiti, where he operates an orphanage/mission. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.