I recently finished reading Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom. Unlike Tuesdays with Morrie or The Five People You Meet in Heaven, this latest book is non-fiction. It relates his experiences with a rabbi, who asks him to do his eulogy when he dies, and an ex-convict turned pastor of an urban congregation ministering to the destitute.
The book tells how these men acted in trust and with dependence on God, trusting God for what they could not understand. It shows how God transformed their lives, and the lives of those around them, in meaningful ways. We see all this through Albom's somewhat secularized and suspicious eyes as he relates the impact these men had on him.
The book ends with Albom's eulogy and funeral for the rabbi. As read it, it reminded me of advice someone gave me years ago: write your own eulogy and then work backwards to today to find guidance for your life.
Through the stories of these two men, Albom opens a window into our own lives. The book invites us to reflect on what is shaping our lives (and thereby the lives around us) and on in whom it is that we have placed our faith. It is a great read and I highly recommend it.