Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (4)

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.

I purchased this book because: Book Club Read

Opening Lines: In the beginning, there was a question. "Will you do my eulogy?"

I have to say I abit in two minds whether I would enjoy this book or not ... Tuesday's with Morrie is one of my favourite books which I loved ... So naturally I went out and purchased 'The five people you meet in heaven' ... To be really disappointed with it ... But have to say that this book is back to his style of writing ... As 'Tuesdays with Morrie' and this novel are both true stories which involves the writer personally ... Where 'The Five People you meet in Heaven' is fictional and felt it was disjointed and I struggled with it ...

But back to this novel .... It is a lovely idea taken from two completely different worlds .... The chapters are short and interesting ... With great wee stories, tales and sayings throughout the novel which will inspire you ... I think my problem was that I had heard alot of the stories before so they where not something new to me ... But I can see where people will absolutely love this novel and find it inspiring :) ......

Quotes I found interesting: 'Getting old, we can deal with. Being old is the problem' Pg 125

'Lord, regardless of what eternity holds for me, let me give something back to you. I know it don't even no scorecard. But let me make something of my life before I go .... And then Lord, I'm at your mercy' Pg 221

As a non-fiction book it is really good ... And 10 percent of this novel goes to charity, including The hole in the wall Foundation which helps refurnish places of worship for the homeless ... This novel does make you pause for thought as to how would you write your own eulogy! .... And am I making the best of my life and living it to its fullest and do I have a purpose? ... So in conclusion I enjoyed the book but it isn't one of my favourites .......

I rate this book 4 ****

Some words from the author himself .... Enjoy :)

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