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December 1, 2011

By Rick and Martine Sharp

Hallmark Hall of Fame

“Have a Little Faith” is based on events in the life of best-selling author Mitch Albom (“Tuesdays With Morrie”). As a successful sports writer for a Detroit newspaper, Albom is asked to write the eulogy for his elderly, but very much alive, childhood rabbi.

Uncertain but wanting to please the older man, Albom begins making visits to his hometown temple in New Jersey to gather material for the eulogy.

Through these visits, he begins a renewed journey of faith based on Rabbi Albert Lewis’ gentle prodding.

This journey leads him to an interest in Detroit’s homeless and homeless shelters and introduces him to Henry Covington, an ex-con, ex-drug dealer and former addict who serves as pastor of a run-down old church that provides meals and shelter to Detroit’s homeless. Albom is struck by the great need and eventually writes a story chronicling the church’s difficulties.

Through his association with these two clergymen, the unsuspecting author slowly, but in a profound way, begins to experience changes in his awareness of his own spiritual needs and self-centered lifestyle.

Why would the average Alabama Baptist be interested in this movie?

Despite the regional, cultural and religious differences, there is a commonality among those of us who earnestly seek the truth, and especially among those of us who are ambushed and changed by its unexpected appearance.

“Have a Little Faith” presents a compelling journey of building faith through everyday living, no matter our circumstances — and no matter our background.

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