Analysis Of Have A Little Faith By Mitch Albom

Great Essays
Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom is an excellent book about faith. The author has a great experience and a master’s degree in journalism, which gives him the skills to write books. Additionally, as a child, his schools and university were religious, which gives him the knowledge to write about faith. Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and The First Phone Call from Heaven are just three of the 42 books he has written. Furthermore, this book has great points about life lessons and faith, but these three are the most important to me: money could be used in different ways but it does not determine happiness, getting to know people, and giving second chances, and accepting all different religions.
Have a Little Faith is
…show more content…
In Meet the Reb, Albom goes to the Reb’s house for the first time. In the chapter A Little History, the author talks about how religious he was thanks to his parents, but then, as he grew up, he walked away. Life of Henry, explains the life of Covington: how poor he was as a child and how he thought God was a big cloud with eyes. In The File on God, Albom asks the Reb why he has so many files, and he spots a file named God and asks the Reb about it. The House of Peace, when Covington was 10 years old, he accepts Jesus as his savior for the first time. In The Daily Grind of Faith, Albom describes how good Albert Lewis was when it came to preaching and how he become a Reb. In Ritual, the author talks about how Albert Lewis wants to keep his traditions to feel connected with the past generations and future generations. In The End of Spring, Albom describes how he does not really enjoy life and he does not have a purpose compared to religious people. The Things We Lose… Covington regrets what he is going through in prison, and he regrets the day he was born and God sent him a clue but did not listen. In Community, Albert Lewis …show more content…
As humans, we love making mistakes. One of our biggest mistakes is running away from God, but when things go wrong, we go back to him. The author perfectly states this quote as he describes Pastor Covington, “He was following man’s sad tradition of running to God when all else fails. He had done it before, turned his face to the heavens, only to return to new trouble when the current trouble passed (94).”. Continuously, God gives us infinite chances, but most of the times, people do not learn the lesson and go back to the bad habits they had. Pastor Henry says this on his mind; “He told himself the Lord was giving him another chance. The Lord was being merciful. The Lord was giving him another chance. And the Lord did not want him stealing anymore, using drugs anymore, or terrorizing people anymore. And perhaps it was true. But he still did not listen (75).”. Contrarily, when people do change, others do not want to give them a second change. So, they want to treat and judge them like the old person they used to be, but it should not be like that. When a person changes, people should give them another opportunity to know the new person and how much they changed. For example, Pastor Henry preached these words; “They just looked at his past. And when we’re still looking at our old selves through our past, we’re not seeing what God has done. What He can do! We’re not seeing the little things that happen in our lives

Related Documents

  • Improved Essays

    I’m tired o’ sitting here. Let’s get up and be saved.” So he got up and was saved (346). Westley was a faithless person with no belief that Jesus can do anything. There are some people out there that are easily swayed by their personal issues instead of being honest with God. As a rounder’s son, many can tell by looking at this passage that his dad was heavily involved in church.…

    • 777 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Through this project, I was trying to send out the message that cultural identity doesn’t have as much as an impact when against reality and that a person’s cultural identity could change over time. Nam Ki was a very dedicated Christian before going into war, but in the book, it mentions that he became an atheist post-war. I used this information to write in the perspective Nam Ki may have had when he came back home from his trip to Pusan to find Margarete. Nam Ki’s experience in the war changed his cultural identity and had a big influence on his life. On the other hand, Frank, who didn’t experience what Nam Ki had gone through, urged Nam Ki to go back to church because he didn’t face the horrific reality of war.…

    • 673 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    From the first chapter to the last, Kent and Barbara Hughes were transparent. Furthermore, in order for them to author this book, they must be transparent since they are revealing their mistakes. It is difficult for anyone to reveal his or her mistakes, especially ministry failures, but Kent and Barbara Hughes recorded them and taught from those mistakes. For instance, in the first chapter, Hughes revealed how he was idealistic about his ministry career but when he started his church, in spite of the optimism of its beginnings, started to decline and he thought that his church was being unsuccessful. In addition, to include in chapter two how he doubted God’s goodness is extremely transparent on Hughes’s part, especially since he was a pastor at that point.…

    • 794 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Life sometimes can throw hardships that make people question their purpose here on this earth and have nowhere to turn. Christians turn to God to find their purpose. The Prodigal Son went to his father and chose to change his unsatisfactory life he was living. Thus, the son understand his wrongdoing in saying “I have sinned” which represents his confession of a sinner. Often time’s people have a hard time confessing their sins and confessing the truth of their wrongdoings.…

    • 2015 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    This can help get people in the churches and they may even receive healing and or miracles, it may still leave them feeling empty they haven 't received the one and only Jesus Christ into their heart. It is truly sad how many have missed the basics such as John 3:16-17. There are many people out there that are wanting what they can get out of God . Not what they can get from God. That is truly sad and they change the word of God just so they can be right.…

    • 849 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Big Harold Summary

    • 1280 Words
    • 5 Pages

    He didn’t accept the church where women could wear makeup and they didn’t chew gum or talk during a sermon. If that were to happen, he would leave and find another church that wouldn’t go against his moral code. In class we have discussed the importance of boundaries, and I think that Harold had none. He had never built any boundaries, therefore, it was difficult for him to accept the changes that were happening in America and South Africa. Boundaries are important in any relationship because it keeps us a way to share things when but also to protect ourselves when needed.…

    • 1280 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The Priest passes his wisdom on too little Alex, saying that “goodness is chosen. When one cannot choose, one ceases to be a man.” This is shared after Alex pleads that he wants to be a better person and do something good, for once. If Alex has had free will his whole conscious life, then he has made the choice to be a criminal and do terrible things. You see, Alex had no remorse when committing crimes in the streets, and even sang songs and symphonies while doing so. He knew these things were wrong and wretched, yet continued to do them.…

    • 991 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Eli And His Sons Essay

    • 744 Words
    • 3 Pages

    In addition, they keep defending their children from others although they knew that their children are in the wrong. These are just few of the many mistakes of parents in dealing with their children. Hence, the sinful ways of the Christian leaders and parents should be corrected. They should learn from Eli and his sons by not committing the same mistakes or pay twice for the same mistakes to avoid the punishment of God. Therefore, church Pastors should submit themselves to the work of the Holy Spirit in order that they can obey and serve God faithfully and blamelessly and bring people to loving and honoring God which most pleasing to Him.…

    • 744 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    John Calvin's Theodicy

    • 857 Words
    • 4 Pages

    It would be hard to believe that God creates suffering and then also puts up a barrier so his people can’t experience his comfort and peace by them asking questions or crying out to God. Therefore, God prefers intimacy with his people to separation from all people. Through the pro’s and the con’s Calvin stood by this theodicy for his entire…

    • 857 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Similar to Langston’s confusion about his faith, I was once confused about my faith too. In this personal essay Langston talks about a time that greatly affected his life when he was only twelve. Langston talks about his miscommunications about “coming to Jesus” (947). In this story Langston starts before the actual revival at his Auntie Reed’s Church. He fills us in on what events in his life had led up to this point in his life.…

    • 1513 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays