Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Have A Little Faith - Hallmark Hall of Fame


Have A Little Faith

"Hallmark Hall of Fame" Movie

Network: ABC and Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: November 27, 2011

*Will Premiere first on ABC


Laurence Fishburne ... Rev. Henry Covington
Martin Landau ... Rabbi
Bradley Whitford ... Mitch Albom


This Movie is based on Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom’s best-selling nonfiction book of the same name about his relationship with his childhood rabbi and the pastor of a decaying church. The movie is expected to air on ABC in December.

Book Summary (from Amazon):

What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together?

In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men, two faiths, two communities--that will inspire readers everywhere.

Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-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, Albom 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, Albom 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 recognize 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 rabbi's 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.

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1 comment:

  1. I got to be fortunate enough to see half of the movie "Have a Little Faith", it was a heart touching movie.
    I am searching for the song that was played at the very end of the movie, what was the name of the song and who sang it? Is there anyplace where I can find out? I would love to be able to purchase that song. I caught a few of the words, which are whatever will be.
    Can anyone tell me the name of the song please?
    Merry Christmas everyone & May God Bless You.


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