This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch…

Have a Little Faith: A True Story

by Mitch Albom

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,2331314,239 (4)53
  1. 10
    What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson (DeDeNoel)
    DeDeNoel: Matheson is a genius story teller. This novel is about death, the afterlife and love. It is beautifully written and I think it would compliment Have a Little Faith.

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 53 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 135 (next | show all)
As I've said before, I have a kind of love/hate response to Mitch Albom's books. The whole religious slant thing he does always feels so cliche and marketed Still, he knows how to spin a story, and I appreciate that. I think it's the sports writer in him. I remember back when I worked for a newspaper, our sports department always had the best writers. (To be clear, I couldn't care less about sports. I wouldn't walk across the street to see a game of any kind if it were free unless maybe the players were little kids just playing for fun. So when I say they sports writers were good, I mean they wrote well enough to make me interested--even for a few minutes--in something I couldn't care less about otherwise.)

This book contains two simple, intertwined stories. The first begins when Mitch Albom's family rabbi asks Albom to speak at his funeral, and Albom in turn requests that he have a chance to get to know the rabbi as a man rather than a teacher. The second story is about a minister who once was a violent criminal and who tries to help the homeless in Detroit's inner city. The plot is predictable and the story unabashedly emotionally manipulative, but it's still good storytelling. ( )
  Yaaresse | Apr 24, 2018 |
Warmed my heart and filled my soul; brought me closer to my memories of my Poppy and my mother; will become a gift I need to give to a few people who will live forever in my heart. ( )
  lissabeth21 | Oct 3, 2017 |
good inspirational book, easy to read ( )
  rmcdevitt4 | Aug 2, 2017 |
Straightforward and real. With some parts I really needed to read right about now. ( )
  kephradyx | Jun 20, 2017 |
I'd give it a 3.5 rating ( )
  janb37 | Feb 13, 2017 |
Showing 1-5 of 135 (next | show all)
Albom writes, as he always does, with a loving hand, revealing great intimacies that touch the heart. Like TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, HAVE A LITTLE FAITH reminds us that, despite our differences, we are all human beings experiencing life, love, hatred and death; with any luck in our lifetimes, we will “be satisfied,” “be grateful.”
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Finally, a book for my father, Ira Albom, in whom I have always believed
First words
In the beginning, there was a question.
"Will you do my eulogy?"
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
The author tells the story of two incredible men whose lives demonstrate what faith is all about. They impacted his life, and now--without ever having met them--they will impact yours.
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

When an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy, Albom goes back to his nonfiction roots and 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. A timely, moving, and inspiring look at faith: not just who believes, but why.… (more)

» see all 9 descriptions

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Mitch Albom's book Have a Little Faith was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4)
0.5 1
1 3
1.5 2
2 19
2.5 5
3 80
3.5 28
4 180
4.5 26
5 146

Hyperion and Voice

2 editions of this book were published by Hyperion and Voice.

Editions: 0786868724, 140131046X

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 131,749,885 books! | Top bar: Always visible