A Book Report

One could say I like to read. My passion is not limited to any one genre, rather I am very eclectic in my reading material.

Yesterday I finished a book by Mitch Albom called  Have a Little Faith: A True Story ISBN-13: 978-0786868728

It was a very good read! Bizarre premise – Mitch’s Rabbi, from his hometown, asked him to deliver his eulogy. Yet, his Rabbi lived eight more years. This allowed Mitch to spend time with his Rabbi, learning who he was and what his beliefs were.

Imagine spending time with someone who changed your life as a child, yet – now you had to get to know this person enough to give a eulogy. Your childhood fear & respect would be hard to overcome.

Then add to the equation the fact that Mitch had all but left his former beliefs, married out of his faith and now lived a secular life.

It makes for an interesting story.

But that is not all. Mitch has become successful as a writer. He wrote  Tuesdays with Morrie, which became a best seller. Now he has set up a foundation to help those ‘less fortunate’ of Detroit, however he defines the term. And in the process of defining this very term, Mitch meets a Christian Pastor, Henry Covington, former drug addict, of I Am My Brother’s Keeper Ministry.

Can you tell I liked the book? If you get a chance it would be a good, light but thought provoking read.


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