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Sixth & I

Mitch Albom

Have a Little Faith: A True Story

Nov 2, 2009 • 7:00 pm ET
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Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom’s long-awaited return to nonfiction since Tuesdays with Morrie, explores life through a unique journey: Mitch’s search for the right words to eulogize a man of deep faith. The book begins with an unusual request: Albom’s childhood rabbi asks him to deliver his eulogy. Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he’d left years ago. Together, they explore the things that often pull us apart about faith, as well as the beliefs that bind us together: God, heaven, doubt, sacrifice, and love.

Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom befriends a Detroit pastor who preaches to the poor in a decaying church. Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Albom observes how these very different men both employ faith in fighting for survival. In the end, Albom finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.