The other book I've been working on isn't a sit-down-and-read-till-yer-done-book, so I decided to squeeze in another one for fun. :)
Mitch Albom is one of the best authors I have ever read. I've read two of his other books, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" and "Tuesdays With Morrie". I loved "Tuesdays With Morrie". Mr. Albom really knows how to portray a person's personality through his way with words.
This book held true to his form. I consider myself to be a fairly religious person, but this book gives a whole new light on the subject on what being religious really means. This book was compiled over a span of eight years, after Mitch's rabbi approaches him with the question, "Will you do my eulogy?". Mitch felt in order to be able to do this, he had to get to know the man. In the process, his reader has that blessed opportunity, as well. I truly wish I could have known "the Reb" in real life.
One of the things Mitch does in his free time is to help people through his charities. To do this, he investigates the place he wants to help to make sure they're legit. This is how he meets Henry, the other character that graces us through the pages of this wonderful book. Henry had a rough life, mostly due to his own choices, but turns it all around to become the pastor of his own congregation.
Through his visits with these two men, he learns more about himself than he ever thought he would. He learns what it means to know there's something or someone bigger than him in the universe.
And he takes his reader right along with him on this magnificent journey, one I will truly cherish being able to go on.
I highly recommend reading this book, as well as his others. This book is one I'm hoping someday to purchase, as I only buy books I'll read more than once. There was so much wisdom packed into those pages, I can't help but want to revisit them over and over again. :)