Sunday, April 22, 2012

Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom: A Review

By John Cheeran
Have A Little Faith does not make you wiser but lets you have a peek into life and beyond.
This book is all about faith and belief. You believe what you want.
And Mitch Albom tells how Albert Lewis, a rabbi and Henry Covington, a pastor, overcome their self-doubt to lead a faithful life and inspire many around them to find their own paths to truth. Albom spends eight years stepping closer to Lewis. Albom was skeptical when the rabbi asked for a eulogy for him. In trying to figure out Lewis, the author, a Jew himself, rediscovers him.
The narrative running parallel to that of Lewis must be quite common now. A down and out man finally listens to the God’s call as the last resort. Save me, and I will serve you. What makes Henry Covington, a convict and drug pusher, stand out here is the equanimity he brings to his life after embracing a new path. He does not beg for assistance from those he bumped into when confronted with issues that were so basic that without which his I’m My Brother’s Keeper Ministry would have folded long ago.
Covington puts his trust in God and waits. And has no complaints. “The Lord will pay us back,” Covington is confident. Faith is different to different people but then it does offer a crutch for you in difficult times.
Albom, apparently, writes for many and has kept his words simple and direct.
But the same cannot be said about the message in the book.
Title: Have A Little Faith
Publisher: Hachette India
Price: Rs 250

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