ABOUT Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom
MITCH ALBOM is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 28 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two language More...


Albom’s first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have A Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an 82-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, Mitch 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, Mitch 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 realize 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 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.
"Using his characteristically succinct style, Albom’s prose offers readers an elegantly simple perspective on faith, tolerance, service and love while maintaining the complex reality of his characters’ true life stories…Weaving these narratives together could, with a less talented writer, muddle into incoherence. Albom’s expertise in piecing together a web of snapshot stories, however, reveals levels of meaning that could not be adequately told in any other way. He avoids repetitious overemphasis—the bane of much inspirational literature—and allows meaning, whether his own or the reader’s, to emerge with a quiet, confident grace. Albom’s latest is a masterpiece of hope and a moving testament of interfaith understanding.”

--Publishers Weekly

 “This book is the answer to anyone who believed they’d never again read a book with the soul and grace of Tuesdays With Morrie.  Have A Little Faith is an absolute wonder—tender, transporting and deeply moving, a profound meditation on kindling the light that struggles in billions of hearts.”
Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent and Limitations

“Have a little Faith is a compassionate read that allows us all to take a deeper look at our lives. In chronicling a congregation with a hole in its roof, Mitch Albom helps show the true definition of ‘Church.’ It is not the building, it is the people and their faith”
Bishop T.D. Jakes, chief pastor, The Potter’s House

“Once again, Mitch Albom has given us a heart-warming true story, about the power of love to triumph over death, and the power of faith to guide us through the worst adversity.”
Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of  When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Have A Little Faith teaches that belief can come upon us in unsuspecting ways - and mentors might be hiding in plain sight.”
Cokie Roberts, political analyst, ABC News and NPR, and author of We Are Our Mothers' Daughters

“A timeless story when America needs it most – about faith, hope, and the meaning of serving others, and the yearning to be involved in something greater than ourselves. A beautifully conveyed book." 
Senator Bob Dole, author of One Soldier’s Story: A Memoir

"Mitch Albom 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 have impacted mine as well."
Tony Dungy, former NFL coach, author of  Quiet Strength

"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.  Those who were born into faith, have lost faith, or are still searching will all be engaged and challenged by this powerful story of “finding faith” in relationships with others and with something greater than ourselves.  Never satisfied with easy answers or soft platitudes, Mitch explores some of life’s greatest mysteries and unanswered questions with great honesty, depth and self reflection. " 
Jim Wallis,  CEO and Founder of Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening