"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.
Author: Mitch Albom
Publisher: Hachette Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Relates the author's efforts to eulogize a beloved rabbi who is near death, while at the same time befriending a Detroit pastor who gives spiritual guidance to the poor and homeless, and describes how observing these two different religious leaders rekindled his own faith.
A True Story Mitch Albom. NOVEMBER. Your. Faith,. My. Faith. When. I was a teenager, the Reb did a sermon that made me laugh. He read a thank-you letter from another ... I had strangers tell me “God bless you” in the grocery store.
Author: Mitch Albom
Publisher: Hachette UK
What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together? 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.
believable, but maybe it had started to become a bit too believable. Maybe that was why we hadn't had ... “True story. Plus, I get my workouts in other ways.” He wiggled his eyebrows. “That's so charming.” I gave him my sweetest smile.
Author: Sonia Hartl
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Category: Young Adult Fiction
"Saved!" meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that takes a meaningful look at consent and what it means to give it. When CeCe’s born-again ex-boyfriend dumps her after they have sex, she follows him to Jesus camp in order to win him back. Problem: She knows nothing about Jesus. But her best friend Paul does. He accompanies CeCe to camp, and the plan—God’s or CeCe’s—goes immediately awry when her ex shows up with a new girlfriend, a True Believer at that. Scrambling to save face, CeCe ropes Paul into faking a relationship. But as deceptions stack up, she questions whether her ex is really the nice guy he seemed. And what about her strange new feelings for Paul—is this love, lust, or an illusion born of heartbreak? To figure it out, she’ll have to confront the reasons she chased her ex to camp in the first place, including the truth about the night she lost her virginity.
Letters to Our Children about What Really Matters, Lanham/Chicago/New York/Toronto/Plymouth 2007; MITCH ALBOM , Have a Little Faith. A True Story, London 2009; MARK M. WEBER , Tell My Sons. A Father's Last Letters, New York 2013.
Author: Jochen Schmidt
Publisher: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Dieser Band versammelt Beiträge zum weiten Gebiet der narrativen Ethik mit einem Schwerpunkt auf erzählender Literatur und Prozessen der Selbsterzählung. Am Anfang stehen Beiträge zum Stand der Forschung zur narrativen Ethik aus theologischer Perspektive und zur Frage nach dem theologischen Zugriff auf literarische Texte sowie der Situierung narrativer Ethik im interkulturellen Kontext. Ein zweiter Teil legt den Fokus auf Aushandlungen von Identität in autobiographischen Texten. Exemplarisch werden Quellen aus der Antike, der Zeit um 1800 und dem 20. Jahrhundert ausgewertet. Abschließend widmen sich Beiträge der Bedeutung von Selbsterzählung im Zusammenhang von seelischem Leiden und Suchtkrankheit. [The Narrated Self. Narrative Ethics from the Perspectives of Theology and Literary Studies] The contributions to this collection belong to the vast field of narrative ethics, with a focus on narrative literature and the processes of self-narration. The first section looks at the current scholarly field of narrative ethics in theology and at theological approaches to literary texts. The focus of the second section of the collection is on the negotiations of identity in autobiographical texts. There is a particular emphasis on exemplary sources from antiquity and from the time of the 19th and 20th centuries. The last two chapters of the collection inquire into the meaning of self-narration in the realm of mental suffering and addictive illness.
Faith. We. Have. Matthew 14 It is funny how little Faith we have these's days. Where has our Faith gone? It seems like it disappears day by day. Is this what we wanted in life? To answer the question is NO. There is some of us in this ...
This is the topic no one ever talks about. Growing up you're taught to dream big but what lies on the opposite of that. Like Courtney, a big dreamer herself, understands why you may be currently having a drought in your faith.
Author: Courtney Leggette
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Big Dreams Little Faith, does this describe you? This is the topic no one ever talks about. Growing up you're taught to dream big but what lies on the opposite of that. Like Courtney, a big dreamer herself, understands why you may be currently having a drought in your faith. Inside, she shares with you relatable stories of her own life experiences that has taken her from dreaming to now delivering on those dreams by incorporating faith. It's interesting how you can grow up loving God, believing in his word, but have very little to no faith in yourself. She's learned that it takes Faith to accompany all dreams into fruition. Be inspired, transformed, and amazed as you journey through different seasons of her life. Your mind will quicky identify with these exposed life experiences... because this is your story.
Have a little faith: A true story. New York: Hachette Books. Albom explores questions of faith—such as how to endure when difficult things happen, what is heaven, how to forgive, and how to access faith in trying times—in the context of ...
Author: David H. Rosmarin
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Spirituality and religion are powerful forces in many people's lives, yet they are usually relegated to the periphery of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) research and practice. This highly practical, nonsectarian book describes how to identify and work with psychologically relevant facets of spirituality in the context of evidence-based treatment. David H. Rosmarin draws on cutting-edge theory and research to provide clear guidelines for conceptualizing positive and negative aspects of spirituality pertaining to common clinical concerns. Concrete examples throughout the book illustrate collaborative ways to harness spiritual beliefs and practices to help bring about cognitive, behavioral, and affective change. Four reproducible handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Mitch Albom shared in his book, Have a Little Faith, a conversation he had with his elderly Rabbi. It goes like this: Do you think it's true—I ... 36 Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: A True Story, (New York, NY: Hyperion, 2009), pg.
Author: Alison M. Downs
Publisher: Elm Hill
“The Beauty and the Glory of the Divine” by Alison M. Down is an astute look at the Exodus story that focuses on one Figure that too often remains hidden behind a monumental figure of Moses, and manifold events of the book–on God, the Leader of the Exodus. As we live in an efficiency driven society, we tend to look at actions and results as the highest priority. While the book of Exodus is indeed packed with actions, and as it results in a radical change in history, many Christians tend to overlook the main purpose of the book of Exodus. The main purpose of this, and of every other book of the Holy Scripture, and of the Word Incarnate is to reveal God the Father. Alison in her dynamic study has grabbed the very nerve of the Exodus narrative: the revelation of the Divine Holiness and other attributes and characteristics of God to sinful humankind. As this emphasis is lost–and, unfortunately, it’s been lost in too many publications–the main purpose of the book of Exodus remains only as a potential. On the other hand, Alison helps a reader to refocus from a traditional study of peoples and events of Exodus, to the God of Exodus. The study is carefully organized after the events of the Exodus, yet with each chapter, with each page we come closer not just to the Promised Land, but we come to better understand God-the true Leader of the Exodus. As a systematic theologian I see that this book is needed for two main reasons. First, it provides a unique focus of God. Second, “The Beauty and the Glory of the Divine” by Alison M. Down helps Christians to bridge what seems to be a gap between the God of the Old Testament and His Son Jesus Christ. This study is fun to read, as a reader would certainly share in Alison’s excitement over many personal discoveries. The book is also valuable as it provides numerous parallel stories and texts from other books of the Bible. That solidifies this research and makes reading more diverse and interesting. “I would certainly recommend this material to any diligent student of the book of Exodus.” --Dr. Oleg Zhigankov, PhD, Systematic and Historical Biblical Studies; Pastor North Bay and South River Churches, Ontario Conference of Seventh Day Adventists
... The, 113 Have a Little Faith: A True Story, 356 Have Board Will Travel: The Definitive History of Surf Skate, and Snow, 27 Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story, 419-420 Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with ...
Author: Maureen O'Connor
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access
His life is proof that good deeds and small kindnesses can lead to monumental consequences. This theme of goodness and atonement has a ... Mitch Albom has written about religion before, most notably in Have a Little Faith: A True Story.
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom is a novel about the fictional musician Frankie Presto and his amazing journey through music and life. Frankie’s life story is told from the perspective of music, a fictional narrator. This is fitting, given that Frankie was one of the world’s greatest guitarists. The story, however, begins at its end: Frankie has died during a music festival. During a performance, his body levitates and then drops to the stage. The novel opens at Frankie’s funeral, where music-industry figures—including nonfictional musicians such as Lyle Lovett and Ingrid Michaelson—have gathered to pay their respects and share their thoughts about the deceased guitarist. Music, the narrator, uses the opportunity of the funeral to reflect on Frankie’s life… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style