Have A Little Faith – From the author of “Tuesdays with Morrie” comes “Have A Little Faith” by Mitch Albom which aired Sunday night at 9 p.m. on ABC.
Mitch Albom is a best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for his sports writing in the earlier part of his career, he is perhaps best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays and films. He is also well-known for his philanthropic work in Detroit, Michigan where he founded four charities.
The story was about a real life account based on the book of Albom’s relationships with a Detroit preacher played by Laurence Fishburne and a New Jersey rabbi played by Martin Landau. The part of Mitch Albom was played by Bradley Whitford of the “West Wing”.
“Have a Little Faith” recounts Albom’s experience writing the eulogy for Albert L. Lewis, a Rabbi from his hometown in New Jersey. The book is written in the same vein as Tuesdays With Morrie, in which the main character, Mitch, goes through several heartfelt conversations with the Rabbi in order to better know and understand the man that he would one day eulogize.
Through this experience, Albom writes, his own sense of faith was reawakened, leading him to make contact with Henry Covington, the African-American pastor of the I Am My Brother’s Keeper church, in Detroit, where Albom was then living. Covington, a past drug addict, dealer, and ex-convict, ministered to a congregation of largely homeless men and women in a church so poor that the roof leaked when it rained.
From his relationships with these two very different men of faith, Albom writes about the difference faith can make in the world.