Mitch Albom shares a story about a man seeking faith while running from it. The novel begins with a Rabbi that knew him growing up making a request: “Will you do my eulogy?”
How would you answer this question? The author’s answer was to get to know the Rabbi. The rest of the book chronicles their journey of what he learns while getting to know the Rabbi. The author asks questions that we all would ask. Is there a God? Are you really a man or woman of faith? Also what did he learn?
This book came as a recommendation to me from my father. I didn’t know if I would like this author or not. I had never really considered reading any of his novels in the past. The author’s approach is very direct and straight forward. The plotting of this story was interesting to me. The author would discuss his meetings with the Rabbi and then share about Life of Henry. He is a pastor that the author meets in a homeless ministry.
He never left you waiting to find out what would happen next. I feel that the story ended for me with some hope and faith. I don’t know if I will continue to read some of his in the future or not we shall see.
Please feel free to contact Mitch Albom and check out his new book The Timekeepers. You can reach him on Facebook or his website.