HAVE A LITTLE FAITH Mitch Albom
'Will you do my eulogy'? With those words, Mitch Albom begins his journey to honour the last request of a beloved clergyman, which ultimately leads him to rekindle his own long-ignored faith. Albom spends years exploring churches and synagogues, the suburbs and the city, the 'us? versus 'them? of religion. He meets an inner-city pastor of a crumbling church that houses the homeless, and is stunned at how similar belief can be. Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Mitch observes a striking unity between them, and indeed, between beliefs everywhere. As Albom writes his cleric's final farewell, he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.
260pp, 132mm x 204mm, hardback, 2009