Saturday, January 5, 2013


A number of years ago Mitch Albom was asked by his Rabbi if he would provide the eulogy when the Rabbi passed.  Reluctantly Albom agreed but suggested they meet so he could learn more about the man's life beyond what Albom could recall from growing up in the Rabbi's congregation.

What followed was eight years of meetings.  Some of them brief and others longer.  They had discussions about religion and life in general.  Albom learned about the Reb's, as he called him, private life, hopes, dreams, and disappointments.  A friendship developed way beyond that of rabbi and congregant.

At the same time Albom met a Detroit pastor named Henry Covington.  Gradually, he also learned this man's story.  Although, one man followed the words of the Torah and the other followed the teachings of Jesus; both shaped Albom's thoughts on religion and helped him restore his faith. 

Don't panic!  I haven't suddenly turned into a reviewer of religious material.  It's just that after rereading Albom's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, I picked up his newest book THE TIME KEEPER and then this one was suggested by a friend.  The point of HAVE A LITTLE FAITH is that it doesn't matter what sort of spiritual life you have, whatever you believe is OK - just have a little faith in mankind and the world we live in. 

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