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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 himIn 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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  • Shantelle
    2018-11-24 20:19

    "In the beginning, there was a question."In the end, the question gets answered." - Mitch AlbomI just finished reading Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom. I'm not sure why I picked up this novel to read. Perhaps I was bored and needed something to do, perhaps I was looking for something to feel a void; or perhaps, just perhaps, I needed a little bit of faith.Have a Little Faith is an amazing story about a Rabbi, a Christian Minister, and a man with very little faith. This book will take you through an incredible journey with a beautiful message in the end . I felt inspired after reading this book. Sometimes in life I forget to look up and thank the man upstairs. I forget to thank him for another day, another blessing, another lesson learned.I highly recommend this book to anyone from any religion. Funny, I'm a Black-American woman is engaged to a Jewish man. I often wondered how our two different religions could mix. This book taught me a little something- regardless of religion, "faith is employed similarly." No matter our beliefs and religion, our faith is tied to the same God. This book will help you to find comfort in believing in something bigger than yourself.Keep the Faith my friends, and go purchase this book!

  • Lyn
    2018-11-15 14:17

    The thing about Mitch is that he is ever so much too syrupy, almost but not quite dripping from the page. Not overly melodramatic, or too nostalgic or sentimental, not even really distasteful, I like his writing, but just a little too much. Like a glass of sweet tea that is just too full of sugar, needs a good squirt of lemon to knock it down a bit. Having said that, I like Albom and his writing. I like that he's a baseball fan. He's worldly, observant and funny - he's a sportswriter after all, like James Wood without the edge. I liked this better than The Five People You Meet in Heaven. This was real, approachable and thoughtful. I thought of Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture and several people I know from my little bit of mission work. It's a good book.

  • Harun Harahap
    2018-12-04 16:12

    Pernahkan Anda mengenal orang yang punya keyakinan (yang kuat ataupun tidak)?Apakah anda berlari menjauhinya? Saya pernah , begitu juga dengan Mitch Albom. Rasa jengah kerap muncul saat berdekatan orang-orang saleh (bahkan dalam kasus saya adalah orang tua saya sendiri) tersebut. Rasa takutkah itu? atau rasa malu?? Tetapi takut atau malu dari apa? Namun, yang pasti saya merasa menjadi ‘salah’ dan ‘kecil’ di antara mereka hingga takut diri saya sendiri akan lenyap. Mitch Albom berhenti berlari dan mencoba untuk masuk lebih jauh ke dalam kehidupan Rabinya yaitu Albert Lewis yang sering dia panggil Reb. Reb, menurut Mitch, adalah seorang Manusia pilihan Tuhan. Di tiap nafas, kata dan laku selalu pekat dengan aura reliji. Dialog keduanya memberikan saya pencerahan dari arti sebuah kehidupan dan kematian hingga konsep mengenai Tuhan.Bagi Reb, kehidupan seseorang merupakan bagian dari kehidupan orang lain. Entah menjadi bagian yang terang ataupun gelap. Bagi saya kehidupan akan ada saat kita benar-benar hidup. Hidup tidak hanya untuk diri sendiri tapi untuk orang lain. Namun sayang, seiring bertambahnya tahun, individualisme pun semakin menguat. Kita hidup sendiri-sendiri dan tidak mempedulikan orang lain, bahkan ‘tidak ingin masuk ke wilayah pribadi seseorang’ pun diajadijkan alasan kuat untuk itu. Mungkin saja kata empati dan simpati sudah tidak akan pernah digunakan lagi di kemudian hari.Hidup ini saya tujukan untuk Tuhan. Betapa baiknya Dia memberikan kita kesempatan untuk mengaktualisasikan diri. Tuhan juga memberikan kita kesempatan berkali-kali untuk memperbaiki kesalahan. Seperti kisah Pastor Henry di dalam buku ini yang telah melanggar seluruh 10 Perintah Allah tetapi Tuhan memberikan kesempatan untuknya berulang kali hingga akhirnya ia mencapai pertobatan.Bisakah saya mencapai pertobatan juga??Jangan pernah membandingkan apa yang kita berikan dengan apa yang Tuhan berikan. Akan sangat jauh perbedaannya bagaikan setetes air di lautan samudra. Tuhan membiarkan kita bebas memilih jalan kehidupan, walalupun sayangnya jalan yang kita pilih salah. Lalu setelah itu kita biarkan diri kita mencaci Tuhan atas keburukan yang terjadi pada diri kita, dan Dia pun membalasnya dengan memberikan Kasih Sayang nya dengan memberikan kesempatan untuk memperbaiki hidup kita. Saya pernah mengalami depresi karena beberapa masalah yang dating bertubi-tubi dalam jangaka waktu yang bersamaan. Segala macam obat antidepresan telah saya konsumsi. Tapi obat itu hanya menyembuhkan saya sementara dengan membuat saya cepat tertidur. Setelah terbangun, masalahnya pun tetap ada. Dan ketika saya mencoba untuk ‘terbuka’ dengan Tuhan, disitulah saya bisa melepas segala kegundahan hati. Sudah pantaslah saya terus bersyukur atas itu semua.Banyak orang yang mencoba untuk membuktikan bahwa Tuhan itu tidak ada. Tuhan adalah sebuah hal yang konyol yang telah dibantah dengan berbagai kemajuan yang telah dicapai manusia. Namun seperti yang diucapkan Reb, “…seberapaun hebat hidup itu , hidup tetap akan berakhir. Bila kau sudah sampai di akhir, di situlah Tuhan pun mulai.” Akhir hidup banyak dikenal sebagai sebuah Kematian. Namun,bagi banyak orang pula Kematian merupakan awal kehidupan yang baru. Mitch Albom dan Reb adalah Yahudi, Pastor Henry adalah Kristiani, sedangkan Saya adalah Muslim. Kita berbeda agama, namun kita mempunyai KEYAKINAN yang sama dalam memandang Tuhan. Kami yakin dan percaya bahwa Tuhan begitu baik kepada kami dibuktikan dengan curahan kasih sayangnya yang berlimpah.

  • Nancy
    2018-12-04 18:31

    I assumed this would be a typical Mitch Albom book, sentimental with "profound" life advice. I feel like it's un-American not to read these short best selling books about finding what ever it is he is selling. I was correct. But I had forgotten how his simple story telling can get to your soul; the real reason these books are so successful. This one doesn’t disappoint. To me it was much less about the two men he learns from and more about his insight into himself. Maybe it’s because we are so close in age with similar family upbringings that this hits me in the gut or because for me it’s an interesting look into the mind of a man hitting mid-life and the things he is still learning. (Something a woman rarely sees from the inside out) Either way, for the few hours it will take you to get through it, I recommend it for all.

  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    2018-12-06 18:32

    I didn't love it as much as I did the other books by Mitch Albom but this one is still worth reading.

  • ☮Karen
    2018-12-08 17:32

    Several years after Mitch Albom spent his Tuesdays with the famous Morrie, he began spending time with Albert Lewis. Albert was his childhood rabbi, and sometime after Albom stopped going to temple, Albert surprised him with a request that Albert's eulogy be delivered by Albom. Albom didn't feel qualified but obligingly accepted the challenge, provided they became better acquainted. The eight years they spent visiting and talking, along with each of their separate histories, are recounted. Their time together seemed both precious and profound. Albom asked the wise old rabbi about his life, his marriage and family, and of course his faith. The questions about other religions, their diversities and similarities, and the rabbi's answers brought me some understanding about those things myself. While a short read, it is still pretty deep if you're in the mood to get philosophical or reflective. There was a side story about a ghetto pastor in Detroit too, which was also thought provoking.The eulogy at the end was a bit anticlimactic. I had planned on needing some Kleenex for it, but because I did not, 1/2 point deducted. 3.5 stars.

  • Raha
    2018-11-11 22:25

    داشتم فکر می کردم که اگر واقعا قرار بود خدایی وجود داشته باشه ، چه خوب می شد که خدای یهودی ها یا مسیحی ها می بود... مهربون و بخشنده و همون قدر در دسترس و شوخ طبع ! درست بر عکس خدای ما مسلمون ها که همیشه عصبانی و بداخلاقه و بیشتر اوقات سرگرم جمع کردن هیزم واسه جهنمشه که به محض قبض روح شدن بنده هاش هولشون بده تو آتیش جهنننم تا هی بسوزن و زجر بکشن و خدا هم کیف کنه!! جرات هم نداری باهاش دو کلام حرف بزنی ،درد و دل و گله و شکایت که جای خود دارد:))جدا از شوخی این کتاب تلنگری بود واسه من که این روزه ها خیلی چیزها رو فراموش کردم و لازمه قبل از دیر شدن یه سر و سامونی بهشون بدم----اگر کسی می خواهد بار خود را برای بهشت ببندد، باید این کار را انجام دهد : لمس همه چیز و نبردن چیزی با خود

  • Mia Prasetya
    2018-11-14 15:20

    Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen ExleyQuote yang sudah pernah saya dengar sebelumnya, kemarin baca lagi dari status updatenya mbak Lita dan quote di atas sangat melukiskan perasaan saya semalam ketika begadang menyelesaikan buku Mitch Albom terbaru Have a Little Faith. Penulis bahkan menyatakan "It is... the most important thing I’ve ever written,” . Di bukunya kali ini Mitch Albom mengajak kita untuk menyelami iman, cinta, toleransi antar umat beragama dengan kalimatnya yang sederhana namun penuh dengan makna. Saya sendiri beberapa kali membaca ulang beberapa paragraf karena begitu indahnya makna yang disampaikan.Have a Little Faith adalah buku non fiksi yang ditulis dalam kurun waktu 8 tahun, berkisah tentang perjalanan hidup 3 pria - seorang rabi tua, pendeta kulit hitam dengan masa lalu yang kelam serta Mitch Albom sendiri. Mirip dengan Tuesdays with Morrie, buku diawali dengan permintaan Rabi Mitch Albom sedari ia kecil dulu,"Maukah kau menyampaikan eulogi terakhir untukku bila aku mati?" Mitch Albom tentu saja kaget dan tak paham dengan pertanyaan sang Rabi dan balik bertanya mengapa ia yang dipilih? "Karena menurutku kaulah orang yang tepat. Dan kupikir bila tiba waktunya, kau tahu apa yang akan disampaikan."Paragraf terakhir dari prolog di halaman awal buku :Ini kisah tentang keyakinan terhadap sesuatu dan dua orang yang sangat berbeda mengajariku tentang cara beriman. Dibutuhkan waktu yang panjang untuk menuliskannya. Penulisannya membuatku mendatangi gereja dan sinagoga, daerah pinggiran dan kota, dan membawaku ke konsep "kita" versus "mereka" yang memecah belah keyakinan di seluruh dunia.Dan akhirnya kisah ini membawaku ke rumah, ke persemayaman yang dipenuhi orang, ke peti mati dari kayu pinus, ke lubang yang masih kosong. Awalnya adalah sebuah pertanyaan yang kemudian menjadi permintaan terakhir "Maukah kau menyampaikan eulogi untukku?"Dan sebagaimana dengan keyakinan lainnya, aku merasa sedang dimintai pertolongan, padahal akulah yang sedang ditolong.Selesai membaca buku ini, saya juga merasa telah ditolong. :)Mitch Albom akhirnya menyanggupi permintaan Rabi untuk menyampaikan eulogi ketika Rabi meninggal nanti, namun untuk sebuah eulogi, Mitch Albom harus mengenal Rabi lebih jauh, bukan hanya sebatas orang pilihan Tuhan yang berkotbah setiap Minggu, melainkan ia harus mengenal Rabi sebagai manusia biasa. Dan dari sinilah kisah mulai bergulir, secara berkala Mitch mengunjungi Rabi untuk sekedar bertanya dan bercerita.Suatu kali, saat Rabi di rumah sakit ada lengkingan bayi. "Nah, anak itu mengingatkanku akan sesuatu yang diajarkan tokoh besar kita. Ketika bayi lahir ke dunia, tangannya mengepal bukan?', ujar Rabi sambil mengepalkan tangannya."Lalu ketika seseorang yang tua meninggal, bagaimana ia mati? Dengan tangan terbuka. Mengapa? Karena ia telah mendapatkan pelajaran itu". Kemudian ia merentangkan jemarinya lebar-lebar. "Kita tidak dapat membawa apapun."*ah indahnya, bahkan di saat saya mengetik ulang paragraf di atas dada saya terasa sesak*Satu lagi paragraf favorit saya di halaman 109."Jadi, sudahkah kita menyimpulkan rahasia kebahagiaan?""Menurutku begitu.""Apakah anda akan memberitahu saya?""Ya. Siap?""Siap.""Merasa cukup.""Itu saja?""Penuh rasa syukur.""Itu saja?""Atas apa yang kita miliki. Atas cinta yang kita terima. Dan, atas segala yang Tuhan berikan kepada kita.""Hanya itu?"Ia menatap mata Mitch Albom, menghela nafas panjang."Hanya itu." Huft. Masih banyak paragraf dan kalimat yang ingin saya bagikan di sini, tapi sepertinya review ini sudah terlalu panjang. So, read it people :) A. Must. Read. Book! Apapun agama anda, buku ini tidak bercerita mengenai agama, melainkan iman dan kecintaan kita terhadap sesama. Buku ini ditutup dengan eulogi Mitch Albom di saat penguburan Rabi, sukses membuat saya mrebes mili.5 bintang dari saya, sepuluh kalau bisa!Cover : Cover terbitan Gramedia sama dengan cover buku aslinya. Konsep covernya diilhami oleh kumpulan kliping Rabi yang diikat dengan karet gelang. Nice :)

  • Sheryl
    2018-11-22 17:14

    One word - Amazing! I'm really glad I chose to get the book. It was a very insightful and thought provoking read for me. Many parts of the book moved me to tears, and I loved the sermons. I could relate them with everyday life! I don't believe in any religion, so I started reading with a little trepidation, afraid it would start talking about converting etc. But boy was I wrong! This book is about faith, not just any specific religion.. but believing in something bigger than yourself. It'll make you rethink about your acts in the future, decisions.. and what life is really all about.

  • K.D. Absolutely
    2018-12-02 18:19

    My fourth Mitch Albom and he is still to disappoint. Quick read but I found myself still pausing every now and then as I had to digest his words. The writing is Hallmark-card perfect but who hated receiving and reading Hallmark cards? I definitely recall with fondness those years when I used to receive greeting cards on special occasions.Albom is the guy in the current mainstream writers. His works are all bestsellers and have been translated in many languages, sold in many countries and made into award-winning TV series. They are short, physical books are small and handy with big prints, and full of food thoughts for the soul. It took me awhile to pick this fourth book up though. Why? After the third book, his style seemed to be predictable: some stories about ordinary folks (The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day) and inject the subject of death or dying (The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day, Tuesdays with Morrie) and then throw in lots of heart-tugging emotional lines about love and family (The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day) or pepper it with some religious questions about how God works in our lives or the meaning of life (Tuesdays with Morrie).This book has all those ingredients. It is about a Jewish man, apathetic about religion, asked by his childhood pastor to write the latter's eulogy. The man, the congregate is Mitch Albom himself as this is has "Based on True Story" or so the title of the book says. Albom had to spend 8 years, on-off, spending time with the pastor to prepare his eulogy. There is another pastor, this time a Catholic who used to be an ex-drug addict, that is supposed to provide a bit of a contrast to the Jewish pastor's character but it somehow confused me rather than heightened my interest on this supposedly true story.Still, one will marvel about the Hallmark-perfect lines that you no longer hear very often in this chaotic, busy world of ours. They have the power to warm your heart and even make you cry if you love those dramatic lines in the movies or telenovelas.Overall, this is still on okay book. Just like Paolo Coelho and Nicholas Sparks, Mitch Albom is an institution in mainstream writing. Many people love them and I know why. So, I am still glad to have read another Mitch Albom.

  • Stabin John
    2018-11-16 14:29

    It is with grace of Jesus we all are saved.A book that gifted me lot of amazing moments. Wonderfully written about lives. The Jewish Rabbi, Christian Pastor and many more lives. It is a book which can provide you lot of stunning moments. The two rebs of this novel made me think about my own life. To think about past and crying always is the worse thing in our life but this book gives a positive energy to go ahead and do the best in present. Do your best with the present so you may be happy in your future and will be able to achieve the eternal peace which our God has kept for us eternally.It is a story about a Rabbi who approached Mitch Albom to write his eulogy. The conversation between these two make progress in the story. In between a Christian Pastor Henry whose survival from the drugs to Jesus. His story made the novel too vibrant and in between the works which the pastor is carrying on and through his works many people come to the hope of Christ. In a deteriorating situation how the pastor manages to carry his works more powerfully proves the grace of God. The other side the Old Rabbi taught so many things to this generation. As he is in the brim of death he makes his life so happy and able to achieve a happy death which everyone likes to have in their life. The difficult word in our life “death” proves it so wonderful and with the sight of death how we can go on living. A good book highly recommended for every kind of faithful, even for an atheist…

  • Paria
    2018-11-14 18:28

    «کمی ایمان داشته داشته باش» اثر میچ آلبوم.کتاب بر اساس اتفاقات واقعی نوشته شده. همه چیز از زمانی آغاز میشه که کشیش کلیسا از میچ میخواد تا سخنرانی روز خاکسپاریش رو انجام بده و به همین دلیل هم میچ شروع به آشنا شدن با زندگی اون روحانی می کنه. و به معانی جدیدی از ایمان دست پیدا می کنه.میچ آلبوم نویسنده ی محبوب منه و همیشه کتاباش بنظرم زیبا و خلاقانست. اما این یکی رو که اتفاقا امتیاز بالایی توی گودریدز داشت، خیلی نپسندیدم. به شدت شبیه به کتاب "سه شنبه ها با موری" بود که خب اون هم واسم خیلی جذاب نبود متاسفانه.

  • Mark John
    2018-12-05 16:29

    One of my favorite lines from this book is “No matter which road you decide to take on your life's journey, just make sure God is an intimate part of it”. God gave us the will to choose whether to be good or to be bad, he proved how good He is. Becoming good or bad is always a choice but what we need to remember is God is always there to accept who we are, even though we made sins and troubles from our past, we’re not perfect we all know that and God also know that. Like what is being introduced from the story, Henry Covington a man of God when he was a child, but because of too many circumstances he faced from his childhood, his path went wrong. His mother got jailed when he was 9 years old for shooting his father’s leg, his father died from suffering severe illness, he has too many siblings, he also got jailed when he was 19 for a crime he did not commit, and he saw the worst side of life, because of all those factors he easily learned how to use cigarettes, how to drink alcohol, and the worst thing was he learned how to sell drugs and how to use it. Henry’s past was very stupid to him but after a single night when his life was in danger he requested God to save him and he promised that he will start to change and start a new life. After that night, he started a new chapter of his life, he changed his path and he put God above all, he became a pastor on a church with hole on its roof and he served for his homeless brothers and sisters by giving them home. “God is good all the time” and this book proved that line is true. God accepted Henry despite of all the bad things he made from his past. God don’t judge us based from our past he looks from where we stand now. I hope that people will also do the same thing as what God did, we should not judge others from what they did from their past because God made the word “CHANGE” for us. Remember that there are no permanent things in this world but change; there is always space for us to change for the better.

  • Sue
    2018-11-17 22:18

    I purchased "Have a Little Faith" by Mitch Albom, after receiving a recommendation to read this book.This was such an uplifting novel that I couldn't put down.Such an emotional rollercoaster.I felt so good after reading this novel."Have a little Faith" is a true story nonfiction book that can open your eyes and heart, and allow you to realize how precious life is.It is about believing in something and the two men who taught him how.The novel centers around three people:Mitch, a jewish man who inter married who no longer had time for religion, and Albert (Reb), a jewish rabbi, and Henry, a pastor of "I am my Brother's Keeper Ministry", an intercity church.The Reb was Mitch's rabbi growing up.Both men play a very important part in Mitch's life.Albert in the spring of 2000 was eighty two and had made a strange request of Mitch."Will you do my eulogy?." Mitch had agreed to honor his request but wanted to get to know him better.And there starts the journey...I am very proud to have had the honor of reading this book.Everybody should read this book...and they will never be the same.

  • Owlseyes
    2018-11-29 16:13

    Just watched the movie; it's about two parallel (real) stories; one on Rabbi Albert L. Lewis; the other on Henry Covington. The sportswriter is the intersecting point. He's been asked an eulogy by the Rabbi; yet, he'll get to know also a former drug-dealer and drug-addict, Henry Covington, now a minister in a Presbyterian, Detroit church, crumbling apart. While collecting data from the Rabbi's life, the sportswriter will witness change in himself.The church gets rebuilt.Life takes on a new meaning.Poignant,... for both those two lives under examination.--UPDATEMitch Albom has written, very recently, an interesting article:"Lady Liberty has her say about The Wall"In: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/col...

  • Soplada
    2018-11-30 19:23

    Partially this book holds the same journey as the one with the professor Morrie Schwartz inTuesdays with Morriebut here it has more a religious message which I found so many resembling spiritual values in my religion like: loving every person, giving, caring and turning to God whatever the situation is. I found Sami Yusuf New Song which celebrates The World Interfaith Harmony Week 2015 is a big match for this faithFULL book:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHFuy...

  • Michelle
    2018-11-18 18:12

    Just what I needed to lift my spirit!

  • Shelah
    2018-11-30 22:29

    Originally posted at Feminist Mormon Housewives.When I was in Young Women’s, it seemed that whenever our planned Mutual activities fell apart, the go-to Plan B was to pull some Books of Mormon out of a storage closet and have us write our testimonies in them. At that time in my life, I had zero qualms about standing in front of a congregation on Fast Sunday and bearing my testimony, or talking in a fireside about my conversion to the gospel, but for some reason my mind always blanked when it came to writing about my faith. I’d write and it felt stale and unconvincing, like what I was feeling in my heart couldn’t properly be put into words. It was ironic, because one of my most prized possessions at that time was a Book of Mormon that we had gotten from the missionaries at Temple Square, with a neatly-typed, sincere testimony from a beehive-haired little old lady from Northern Utah glued onto the inside cover. I loved reading about her testimony, but I felt like mine lost something in the translation from spoken to written word.Mitch Albom’s most recent book, Have a Little Faith, is, in a way, the story of his gaining a testimony. He says, “This is a story about believing in something and the two very different men who taught me how.” He starts the story at a point in his life when everything was going well– he had a good relationship with his wife, great kids, and a satisfying and exciting career, but religion had taken a back seat because, well, he didn’t really need it at that point in his life. He went home to New Jersey to visit his parents and ran into the Albert Lewis, known as the Reb, the elderly rabbi of his childhood congregation, who shocked him by asking Albom to give the eulogy at his funeral. Albom was taken aback by the request, saying, “And as is often the case with faith, I thought I was being asked a favor, when in fact I was being given one.” Over the next decade, he came to know the Reb not just as a spiritual leader but as a man, and watched him grow old and eventually die. During the same time, he became close with Henry Covington, a pastor at an inner-city congregation in Detroit whose church ran a homeless shelter that got assistance from Albom’s foundation. Albom intersperses the Reb’s story with his own and with Covington’s, who came to Detroit and found his calling after an early life of crime, drug abuse and incarceration and now works to help change the lives of people who are as he once was, who need someone to have faith in them.I want to come clean with you: I haven’t been Mitch Albom’s greatest fan. I read Tuesdays with Morrie when it came out years ago, and I cried with the rest of you when Morrie died. But my tears felt forced, like I was crying just because that was what was expected of me when the good professor finally succumbed to ALS. A few years later I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven for a book group and decided it was the worst book I’d ever read– the cheesiest “the circle of our love is more than just a rising sun that sets” kind of speculative spiritualism straight out of Saturday’s Warrior and Star Child combined with the emotional manipulativeness of a Jodi Picoult novel. After that experience, I disparagingly called all small, sentimental, expensive hardcover books (think Richard Paul Evans’s The Christmas Box or Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture) “Mitch Albom books” and avoided them on principle. A few years ago I ordered Jonah Lehrer’s Proust was a Neuroscientist from Amazon. When it arrived in the “Mitch Albom book” format I readjusted my expectations and was shocked to find a challenging, academic book, just in a fancy “gift book for grandma” presentation. The point is, I had some significant prejudices against Albom’s work going into reading Have a Little Faith.So I was surprised to find that the book wasn’t that bad. In fact, it was pretty good. Albom was at his best when writing about the Reb, the story that felt closest to his heart and his own spiritual center. I wonder if Albom or his publishers felt that sharing another story about his visits with a dying mentor would be too similar to Tuesdays with Morrie. In fact, I had always considered Tuesdays with Morrie to be the story of Albom’s “secular conversion” from a selfish hotshot to a person who looked out for others and their needs. The chapters with Covington, while they help us see Albom’s initial prejudices and his conversion in action, seem almost out of place in the story, like some editor out there wanted the story to be more than just Albom visiting Lewis, so they threw the Covington chapters in as well. I think that the Covington story could have stood on its own, as either another short memoir or a longer article-length piece, but including them in the story with Lewis felt somewhat forced.Through his relationship with Lewis and Covington, Albom maintains that he’s gained a spiritual conversion as well. But while he writes eloquently about his visits with the Reb and what they awaken within his own heart, and persuasively about seeing past his own mindset in his visits with Covington and his congregation, I think that Albom, like me, is ultimately uncomfortable writing about the faith he now holds dear to his heart. So he, like many of us up on the stand on Fast Sunday, tells stories to highlight experiences instead. And in this case, at least, I think he succeeds.

  • Nicole
    2018-12-02 20:27

    Beautiful book. I love the way Albon brought the two stories of different faiths together. It certainly made me appreciate the little things in life a lot more and also, not sweat the small stuff. It drew me closer to my faith and appreciate and respect faiths of friends and family that are different from mine. After all, we all pray to the same God, we just do it a little differently. If you have questions about your own faith or in faith overall, this book is a must read. It touched on so many issues of today like the struggles in the economy, of faith in our own religion and our country but mostly in how we accept death and how we each look at it. Certainly, my faith grew a lot stronger, although it was fairly strong before reading this book but it also helped me focus more on what is important but also on the things in life that we enjoy and realize that we are not in control of our future or our lives and we must always remember that. If ever I feel my faith in God faltering, I will certainly read this book again and recommend it to family and friends when they are going through the ups and downs in their lives and feel they have no where to turn.

  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    2018-11-28 17:16

    In this book, Two people are involved (not including Mitch Albom), Mr. Albert Lewis- or "The Reb" as he called who is a Pastor, and requests Mitch to do his Eulogy when the time he will leave this world, and Henry Covington, who is a criminal and drug addict, he lost his faith that's why he is doing such bad acts until the time that he need God's Help and became a Pastor after realizing his sins. Also a little story from Cass who is homeless. It's my first time to read a Non-Fiction book, but I found this interesting and inspiring. I really enjoy reading it though it took me time. Thumbs up to Mitch Albom for making such an inspiring story from other people. It's worth reading.I recommed this to everyone :)I would like to thank my classmate Angelique Jader for allowing me to borrow this book :)

  • Helvry Sinaga
    2018-11-10 20:33

    Tidak satupun manusia yang tahu kapan waktunya di dunia fana ini akan usai. Kemisterian mengenai ada apa setelah hidup di dunia ini, mungkin sama halnya dengan misteri mengenai bagaimana rupa Sang Pemberi hidup. Awalnya adalah sebuah pertanyaan, dan menjadi pertanyaan terakhir"Maukah kau menyampaikan eulogi untukku?"Pertanyaan itu disampaikan oleh seorang Rabi/Guru/Pendeta/Pastor/Pemimpin Agama kepada Mitch Albom. Menurut Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, eulogi berarti:1. ucapan atau tulisan yg memuji atau menghormati seseorang, terutama yg sudah meninggal dunia; 2. penghargaan atau pujian yg tinggi.Kadang kita merasa aneh dan seringkali dalam percakapan sehari-hari sangat menghindari topik tentang kematian. Saya pernah menyanyikan lagu dalam bahasa batak yang dulu sering diputar dalam kaset. petikannya begini, "Nasa jolma ingkon mate do, molo dung tingkina ingkon ro." Terjemahannya kira-kira seperti ini, "Setiap orang memang harus mati, jika memang waktunya tiba." Saya langsung mendapat protes dari mendiang Ompung Boru (nenek) saya. "Unang songoni" beliau langsung berucap spontan demikian.Seperti Novel-novel yang ditulis oleh Mitch sebelumnya, novel ini merupakan kisah nyata yang ia tulis karena ia sendiri mengalami suatu pembelajaran atau pencerahan setelah ia merasakan pengalaman spiritual dengan orang lain atau sahabat dekatnya.Dalam buku ini, Mitch menggambarkan dirinya yang sedang dilanda kebingungan ketika ia diminta untuk menyampaikan eulogi kelak ketika Rabi di sinagoga (Sinagoga adalah nama tempat ibadah bagi orang Yahudi)-nya meninggal dunia. Rabi-nya bernama Albert Lewis. Albert Lewis merintis dan memimpin sebuah sinagoga di kota New Jersey, yang juga adalah tempat kelahiran Mitch. Sewaktu kecil, Mitch sangat menghindari Reb-panggilan buat Rabi Albert Lewis- karena baginya sangat membosankan kelas-kelas agama yang dibawakan oleh Reb. Namun kenapa mesti Mitch? Setelah Mitch menanjak karirnya sebagai repoter olahraga dan pergi meninggalkan kota kelahirannya, ia tetap menjadi jemaat sinagoga di kota kelahirannya alias di tempat perantauan, ia pun tidak mencari atau tidak pernah mendaftar menjadi jemaat di gereja lain. Mungkin itulah kesamaanya, bahwa Mitch hanya memiliki satu rabi sejak dilahirkan, yaitu Reb Albert Lewis, dan Reb mempunyai jemaat.Persiapan membuat eulogi memakan waktu yang cukup lama. Delapan tahun Mitch mengunjungi Reb Albert dari kota tempat tinggalnya di Detroit. Hari-hari ketika ia mengunjungi Reb-nya adalah hari-hari dimana ia belajar tentang hidup, menghargai sesam, mencukupkan dengan apa yang ada, membenci peperangan, menelepon seseorang dengan ramah dan bersahabat, menerima kehilangan sebagai suatu bentuk rasa syukur, dan banyak pelajaran hidup lainnya.suatu percakapan yang menarik antara Mitch dan Reb Albert,Jadi (Reb), sudahkah kita menyimpulkan rahasia kebahagiaan?"menurutku begitu."Apakah Anda akan memberitahu saya?"Ya. Siap?"Siap."Merasa cukup."Itu saja?"Penuh rasa syukur."Itu saja?"Atas apa yang kita miliki. Atas cinta yang kita terima. Dan, atas segala yang telah Tuhan berikan kepada kita."Hanya itu?Ia menatap mataku. Lalu menghela napas panjang."Hanya itu." Di kota tempat tinggalnya, Detroit, Mitch juga menemukan sebuah gereja yang menyiapkan gedungnya bagi para tunawisma di kota itu. Dalam masalah kepercayaan dan keyakinan, Mitch sebelumnya memiliki pandangan bahwa ada "kami" dan "mereka." Namun, suatu percakapan antara mereka berdua kembali mengubahkan cara pandangnya akan hal itu...."Tapi bagaimana kalau seseorang dari keyakinan lain tidak mau mengakui keyakinanmu? Atau, menginginkan dirimu mati karena keyakinanmu?"Itu bukan keyakinan. Itu kebencian."Ia menghela napas."Dan, jika kau bertanya kepadaku, Tuhan ada di atas sana dan menangis ketika itu terjadi."Mitch akhirnya berkenalan dengan pemimpin gereja yang bernama Gereja I Am My Brother's Keeper, Henry Covington. Gereja itu memiliki misi untuk menampung orang-orang yang tunawisma. Kala itu, di Detroit sedang terjadi krisis ekonomi parah. Banyak perusahaan yang bangkrut, dan banyak orang yang kehilangan pekerjaan dan tempat tinggal yang layak. Henry mengambil inisiatif untuk menampung orang-orang tersebut di gereja. Mitch juga mengambil peran dengan turut membantu membeli terpal plastik untuk mengantisipasi kebocoran jika hujan, dan Mitch menulis artikel di surat kabar mengenai gereja itu, dengan kegiatan sosialnya yang menampung tunawisma. Akhirnya, banyak orang yang ikut menyumbang pakaian bagi mereka, dan salah satunya adalah perusahaan gas yang memasok uap panas di kala musim dingin menyerang kota itu, akhirnya bersedia supaya tunggakan tagihannya selama ini ke gereja tersebut dibayar secara bertahap.Apa yang dipelajari Mitch dari Henry Covington pada dasarnya adalah manusia hidup bukan karena masa lalu, tapi masa sekarang ini dan seterusnya. Henry sebelumnya adalah pengedar narkoba yang sehari-hari bergelut dengan bahaya dan kematian. Sampai suatu hari, ketika merasa nyawanya terancam karena dikejar mafia, ia berseru kepada Tuhan akankah ia masih melihat hari esok, jika iya, maka ia akan mengabdikan sisa hidupnya untuk bertobat dan berbalik dari jalan hidupnya sebelumnya. Henry akhirnya membuka suatu rumah singgah, berjalan dari suatu tempat ke tempat lain untuk membagi-bagi makanan kepada mereka yang tidak memiliki rumah tinggal, mengumpulkan mereka dan membentuk persekutuan "I Am My Brother's Keeper." Dalam penilaiannya terhadap Henry, Mitch masih sering membandingkannya dengan Reb Albert, dimana Reb dari masa dulunya adalah seorang yang memang baik dan hidupnya tidak pernah tercemar, sementara Henry sebaliknya, yang seorang bandar narkoba dan terlibat banyak kejahatan. Namun suatu permenungan yang mendalam membuatnya berpikir ulang akan apa yang dipikirkannya...."Tidak." ia menggelengkan kepalanya."Kau (Mitch) tidak dapat merintis jalan ke surga. Setiap kali kau mencoba dan membenarkan diri dengan berbagai pekerjaan, kau sedang membuat dirimu tak pantas kesana. Apa yang kulakukan disini, setiap hari, sepanjang hidupku, hanyalah caraku mengatakan, 'Tuhan, apa pun yang akan kualami di alam keabadian nanti, biarkan aku mengembalikan semuanya kepada-Mu. Aku tahu semua itu bahkan tak sepadan. tetapi biarkan aku melakukan sesuatu dengan hidupku sebelum aku pergi..." "Dan kemudian, Tuhan, aku menyerahkan diri pada belas kasihan-Mu"Kondisi tumor ganas yang ikut menyerang paru-paru Reb Albert, menyebabkan Reb harus masuk rumah sakit. Suatu kali ia koma, tidak sadarkan diri beberapa hari. Seiring dengan usia yang menua, tumor itupun berkurang keganasannya, mungkin sama-sama letih antara menyerang dan bertahan. Di menjelang akhir hidupnya, Reb dan Mitch banyak membicarakan kehidupan setelah kematian. Firdaus, Moksha, Valhalla, Nirwana, dan dunia berikutnya adalah landasan semua keyakinan. Kesanalah tiap manusia berharap. Dan Mitch menanyakan kepada Reb, "Apakah kau akan bertemu dengan Rinah (putrinya yang meninggal karena gangguan pernafasan pada usia 4 tahun)lagi?"Jawabnya, "Ya. benar."kata Mitch lagi,"tetapi ia hanyalah anak."Ia berbisik," Di atas sana, waktu tidak berlaku."Akhirnya waktunya tiba. Reb Albert pergi dengan tenang, ketika saat itu ia bersenandung dengan perawatnya ketika dimandikan, dan senandung itu berhenti selama-lamanya. Permintaan ditunaikan, eulogi disampaikan. Dalam eulogi-nya, Mitch menyampaikan bahwa bukanlah eulogi itu sendiri yang menjadi alat untuk mengenal lebih jauh Reb Albert. Persiapan membuat eulogi itu memakan waktu delapan tahun. Delapan tahun mengenal sisi lain seorang Rabi diluar kehidupannya di sinagoga. Delapan tahun yang membuat Mitch banyak terinspirasi dengan kisah-kisah hidup Reb Albert. Delapan tahun mempelajari arsip tentang Tuhan yang sudah dikumpulkan oleh Reb. Saatnya tiba untuk mengucapkan selamat jalan kepada Reb, sampai bertemu kembali.Dan inilah inti kebersamaan Mitch bersama Reb dan Henry: bukan kesimpulan, tetapi pencarian, pembelajaran, perjalanan menuju keyakinan (hlm 262).Seperti buku-bukunya yang lain, yaitu banyak mengulas tentang pengalaman pribadinya dengan orang-orang yang tadinya tidak dekat, namun suatu kesempatan yang membuatnya bertemu dan berkenalan lebih dalam, serta menulis pengalaman tersebut dalam buku yang memberi inspirasi. Kala membaca buku ini, saya menjadi teringat pada apa yang dikatakan Anthony de Mello,Seandainya Anda benar-benar mendengar seekor burung berkicau, seandainya Anda benar-benar melihat sebatang pohonAnda akan mengerti melampaui segala kata dan konsepYang Anda lihat itu pohonnya atau labelnya?Jika Anda memandang sebatang pohon dan melihat sebatang pohon, Anda benar-benar belum melihat pohonnyaJika Anda memandang sebatang pohon dan melihat sebuah keajaiban, nah, barulah Anda, akhirnya, melihat!Pernahkah hati Anda dipenuhi rasa takjub nan tak terkatakan tatkala mendengar seekor burung berkicau?@HWS11042010

  • Mahsa
    2018-12-06 14:27

    «دوست ندارم این کتاب رو!» تا اواسط کتاب با این حس صفحاتش رو ورق زدم. نمی دونم چرا، اما نمی تونستم باهاش ارتباط برقرار کنم.از نیمه ی کتاب که گذشتم، به طرز عجیبی همه چیز وارونه شد. مقاومت رو کنار گذاشتم و دیدم این کتاب قرار نیس روبروم بنشینه و کلیشه ای باشه، قرار نیس برام موعظه کنه و از بالا بهم نگاه کنه... به جای همه ی این ها، قراره کنارم باشه و فقط برام حرف بزنه. قضاوتم نمیکنه... قصه میگه و قضاوت رو به خودم میسپره... درست مثل نمونه موعظه های روحانیِ دوست داشتنیِ این کتاب‌...دخترکی با نقاشی ای که در کلاس کشیده بود، از مدرسه به خانه آمد. با خوشحالی به آشپزخانه رفت. مادرش مشغول تهیه شام بود. دخترک در حالی که نقاشی اش را تکان می داد با جیغ گفت: مامان، حدس بزن چیه؟مادر سرش را بالا نیاورد: چی رو؟دخترک که نقاشی اش را همچنان تکان می داد، حرفش را تکرار کرد: حدس بزن چیه؟مادر در حین چیدن بشقاب ها، گفت: چی رو؟«مامان، تو که گوش نمی کنی.»«چرا عزیزم، گوش می کنم.»«.دخترک گفت:«مامان، با چشم هات گوش نمی کنیفضا همون فضایی بود که همیشه دیدیم و ازش شنیدیم... یه کلیسا، آدم هایی که دنبال حقیقتن، بی خانمان ها، ناجی های اونها، مرگ عزیزان، آدم هایی که گم شدن اما یهو پشیمون میشن، متحول میشن و راه رو پیدا می کنند... میدونم، اینها همه تکراری اند... اما بینِ تمومِ این تکراری ها، روحانیِ دوست داشتنیِ این کتاب بود که متفاوت بود و کم کم جذبم کرد. نگاه متفاوت‌ش، روح بزرگ و صداقتِ حرف هاش... داستان هاش، ابرو بالا انداختن هاش در جواب سوال هایی که فقط یه ایمانِ کور جوابش رو می دونست و اون جوابی براشون نداشت... اینها رو دوست داشتم و این روحانی رو هم.انتظارم از این کتاب، مفاهیم متفاوت تری بود، شاید عمیق تر... شاید دلم میخواست این بار موضوع گفتگوهای میچ البوم متفاوت و خاص تر باشه... اما در آخر، درباره ی همین مفاهیم ساده و سوال های روزمره ی ذهن آدم هم روان و زیبا صحبت می کردند، و من نتونستم از خوندن حرف های ساده و صادقانه این روحانیِ دوست داشتنی لذت نبرم.چیزی را که به آن اعتقاد دارم، می دانم. با جانم آمیخته شده. اما دائما به شماها می گویم: باید به صحت چیزی که می دانید، متقاعد شده باشید، در عین حال آن‌چنان متواضع باشید که بگویید همه چیز را نمی دانیم. و چون همه چیز را نمی دانیم، باید بپذیریم که شاید سایرین به چیز دیگر اعتقاد داشته باشند.

  • Ali AlGarawi
    2018-11-15 14:28

    كتاب يحكي أحداث عاشها الكاتب مع راهب المعبد الذي كان يرتاده عندما كان صغيرا ، فحينما طلب منه الراهب أن يقدم تأبينه عند وفاته طلب منه الكاتب أن يتعرف عليه جيدا حتى يعرف ما يقول حين التأبين والوداع الأخير ، وعندها يبدأ يحكي وينسج بأسلوبه الرائع العذب الأحداث والحوارات التي حصلت بينه وبين الراهب في مختلف القضايا الإيمانية والعقدية والفلسفية والتاريخية في حياة الراهب مضمنا بعض الخطب التي ألقاها الراهب اليهودي في اجتماعات السبت في المعبد.بعض الآراء والفلسفة قد توافق بعض ما جاء به الإسلام والبعض قد لا تفعل فيجب توخي الحذر من تسلل بعض الأفكار ، أما في المجمل فالكتاب جميل ورائع واسلوبه سلس لولا بعض الكلمات الغريبة والمأخوذة من اللغة العبرية ولكن ليس بالمعضلة بل هو جديد مفيد وسبل الترجمة يهلت القضية ولا يخلو من بعض العامية الأمريكية والتي قد يواجه فيها بعض الصعوبه لمن لا يفهم العامية الأمريكية واختصاراتها وهي ليست بالكثيرة في الكتاب ولا تؤثر في جوهر الفكرة ولكن أحببت أن أنوه ، وفيه من الدروس والعبر والمواقف المفيدة والجميلة.أنصح بقرائته وللكاتب كتب أخرى أنصح بقرائتها وهو أحد الكتاب الذين أحب أن أقرأ لهم وله:for one more daytuesdays with morriethe five people you meet in heaven

  • Karen
    2018-11-24 15:12

    I had two books left to read this year to meet my Goodreads reading challenge goal of 80 books. So, i pulled this slim book off the shelf. Wow, it packs a punch and turned out to be one of the best books I have read this year. During a time when I find myself questioning my faith, this book was just what my soul needed.

  • Elyse
    2018-12-03 18:17

    This was 'almost' as good as "Tuesdays With Morrie". (both books being true stories)I read it when it came out. Its a human'gem' of a story!

  • Sali Sabrawi
    2018-11-23 15:26

    Deep and brilliant.

  • Michelle
    2018-12-07 18:33

    I read Tuesdays with Morrie several years ago, and I found it touching, but I'm not sure I would say I loved it. I'm not sure why. It's been too long for me to recall the specifics. However, I did love this.Recently, I've decided I want to spend my time on the road listening to things that are perhaps more enlightened than the latest thriller or romance or even the a.m. radio crew. And so I happened across this on the library shelves, and decided it might be uplifting. It was.It isn't that it says anything that is completely groundbreaking. What it offers is a quiet look at a very amazing man's life...one Albert Lewis. Mr. Lewis, who happened to be Albom's rabbi, asked Albom to eulogize him when he died. And so Albom sets out to learn more about the "Reb." Along the way he encounters another religious leader in a dilapidated Christian church in Detroit. Henry Covington was everything a preacher shouldn't be until he found Christ.The two stories blend well and offer a glimpse into how people of all faiths share a common bond - they create a sacred community where people come to be healed of whatever ails them. And while some of Albom's questions seemed a little childish to me, I thought his depiction of the peace that comes through faith was beautiful.But most especially, I loved the Reb. I've always admired faithful people of all religions, but in particular, I've admired those of the Jewish faith. Some people may think that is strange because I am a Christian, but I think that is what I found childish in some of Albom's questions. I've always felt a connection to their strong traditions and their sense of community. The truth is, people are people, and we all want to feel connected to each other and to a higher purpose and power. Well...maybe not all of us. But most of us. Mostly, I wish I could have met Mr. Lewis. I wish I could have sat down with him for an afternoon and picked his brain. He had such a beautiful faith - a trust in God that brought him serenity. I long for that sort of serenity. I suppose listening to Mr. Albom is as close as I will get to having a conversation with the Reb...at least in this life. But I do imagine that talking to him would have given me peace. I really believe that. Some people have a gift of faith, and it is clear that Rabbi Albert Lewis was one of those people. I cried when Albom read his eulogy. It was touching. And you know, maybe it didn't have to be ground breaking. In fact, I think I like it all the more because it is a simple declaration of a life lived in honest faith. What could be better than that?

  • Brian
    2018-12-06 21:21

    For most of the time I spent reading this book, I hated it. It struck me as a simple, feel-good story about a journey to faith. It felt like Mitch Albom was encouraging people to accept religion because it made these simple people feel good and be happy. To me, he was encouraging people to throw up their arms and place everything on faith rather than taking a moment to come up with their own thoughts for once. I stand by all of those feelings.However, at the very end, Albom’s message became very powerful. He is a talented writer (though he was a bit dramatic at times). By the end of the book, I appreciated the characters and Mitch’s faith journey. I could connect some of what he discovered to my own beliefs. Both religious leaders that were documented are incredible people with fascinating stories. At the same time, this book – while espousing religions that are totally off-base with my own – re-affirmed my own theology. I suppose, then, I would recommend the book to anyone of strong faith with an interest in relating to people with different belief systems.I expected more from Albom after Tuesdays With Morrie, which truly changed my life. That was a book that taught me how to be positive and how to make decisions based on love. This novel let me down in many ways, but I was smiling by the end.

  • Julie
    2018-11-11 22:13

    I'm in awe of Albom's writing style. He uses simple, easy-to-read words, and manages to convey the nuances of everything from mourning to elation. While I was reading Have a Little Faith, I found myself both emotional and pensive, pondering over the questions that Albom himself struggled with: Why do good things happen to bad people? Is there really a God? Why do people choose to go into the ministry? Can people really, fundamentally change? Heavy stuff, but it doesn't really feel that way as you're reading it. It just feels like an excellent, thought-provoking story.The plot revolves around two men, a suburban Jewish rabbi in New Jersey, and an inner-city priest in Detroit. The two men couldn't be more dissimilar. "The Reb" came from a family of rabbis and wanted to be a history teacher. The priest grew up as a drug dealer and did a 7-year jail sentence for a crime he didn't commit. But both of them embody their faith and inspire the people around them, both in their congregation and beyond it.Every year, I'll read dozens of books from the library and happily return them when I'm done. I'll want to own only a handful. Have a Little Faith is one of those books I want sitting on my shelf, so that I can reread it. You should read it to. And then we should get together with some hot beverages and talk about it.

  • Liz
    2018-11-22 16:26

    I am not a religious person, but for as long as I remember myself I had always wanted to understand religion. The concept itself, as well as the major and some minor religions of the world. Their developments, differences and similarities. What drives the people who stand behind them, how and why. Which still results in me pestering the person who belongs to another religion and is more or less on good terms with it about a variety of things. This one, while very sentimental at times, provided still a lot of insight and different perspectives on several topics/questions. I definitely enjoyed it.