I came across this book when I was looking around at POPULAR bookstore a few months ago. It was one of the books on the list of top 10 favourite books. I have read another book by Mitch Albom, which is “Tuesdays with Morrie”. I love that book, so I finally bought this book as well.
I really enjoy reading this book since the author used first person point of view in the story, so it sort of draws you into the story and makes you feel closer to the characters.
The story starts when an elderly man – Mitch Albom’s childhood religious teacher, asked him this shocking question – “Will you do my eulogy?” As what we experience in our real lives, we may not know our teachers very well personally. We only know them as teachers and role models, but other than that, we do not care what they do after lessons. But when a teacher or anyone asks for a favour, it is actually a chance given to us to know them better.
So when Mitch was asked to do a favour for this old man, a new chapter of his life begins. He got a chance to know the religious old man better – as a person close to the heart, not someone distant. He experienced a lot of things that he could never have imagined. He looked deep into the old man’s heart, his mind and his faith.
This story ends with a very meaningful message for all of us. After reading it, I feel that we should have faith in everything we do. We may not be sure of what we are doing or should be doing, but at least we should “have a little faith” to start every new journey in our lives. So read this book today, then you will really understand what I meant by “have a little faith”.
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By : Sylvia Utami