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Recommended Reading: Have a Little Faith: A True Story

publication date: May 19, 2011
author/source: Dr. John Hogan CHA CHE CMHS

Have a Little Faith: A True Story
by Mitch Albom


This is a bit different from my normal recommendations, in that it is a novel that I feel can be really appreciated and enjoyed by everyone.Comments: Mitch Alborn has written a number of interesting books that could actually be considered short stories. His best known may be TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, which is a biographical recount of his relationship with a favorite University professor who is enjoying every minute of his life despite an illness that will soon claim it.
  • HAVE A LITTLE FAITH has some of this same personal insights, as the now 80 year old religious leader of Alborn's childhood asks if Alborn will conduct his eulogy at the appropriate time. Alborn is puzzled, as they have had little interaction in more than 25 years since Alborn moved from NY to Detroit, but the story evolves into one the reader will appreciate and ponder.

  • There are some very different aspects in this story when compared to MORRIE, but the ability of the author to move the reader to contrast some of their own personal insights make this well worth the time to read.
There are some puzzling segments in the book, but I strongly recommend this to anyone over the age of forty. Life moves at different speeds for each of us and the interaction of the three major characters in this story makes one consider personal values, commitments and life assessments.

As always, comments are always appreciated and valued.

John Hogan
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John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events.  He is Co-Founder of a consortium (www.HospitalityEducators.com) of successful corporate and academic professionals delivering focused and affordable counsel in solving specific challenges facing hospitality today. www.HospitalityEducators.com is a membership site offering a wide range of information, forms, best practices and ideas designed to help individual hoteliers and hospitality businesses improve their market penetration, deliver service excellence and increase their profitability. Individuals wishing to contribute materials may send them Kathleen@HospitalityEducators.com. Special value pricing is in effect for a limited time that also includes a complimentary copy of LESSONS FROM THE FIELD- A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO EFFECTIVE HOTEL SALES.

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