Win two free tickets to see “Tuesdays with Morrie” author Mitch Albom at Temple Israel

Mitch Albom Have a Little FaithBest-selling, internationally acclaimed author of “Tuesdays with Morrie,” Mitch Albom, will discuss his new book: Have a Little Faith: A True Story
at Temple Israel in Minneapolis on Sunday evening, October 18th. ” The book, which just arrived in bookstores on Tuesday, is Albom’s first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie. [Update: Free Tickets No Longer Available.]

The event is a benefit for Temple Israel, Minneapolis’ oldest congregation, and tickets start at just $25. A dessert reception and book signing will follow the event.

Want to win a pair of tickets to hear Mitch Albom speak about his new book Have a Little Faith at Temple Israel on October 18th?

Temple Israel is offering one lucky reader (and their +1) the opportunity to attend their October 18th benefit for free. You may know that one of Mitch Albom’s most popular books, in addition to Tuesdays with Morrie, is The Five People You Meet in Heaven. To win the pair of tickets to Temple Israel’s benefit with Mitch Albom, between now and 8am on Monday, October 5th, go to the comments section of this post and tell us the five people that you would hope to meet in heaven. We’ll enter your name in our raffle (drawn randomly with the help of The Hat). One submission per person.

More about Have a Little Faith

The story behind Mitch Albom’s book Have a Little Faith begins when an 82-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. Have a Little Faith is a story about life’s purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; and about believing in something bigger than yourself.

Publisher’s Weekly calls Have a Little Faith a “masterpiece of hope and a moving testament of interfaith understanding.”

Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, says of the book, “Once again, Mitch Albom has given us a heart-warming true story, about the power of love to triumph over death, and the power of faith to guide us through the worst adversity.”

More about Temple Israel’s October 18th Benefit:

General Admission assigned seats are $25 and include the lecture, book signing and dessert.  Books will be available for sale at the event. Preferred seating starts at $250. Sponsorship opportunities are available at $1,500-$3,000 and include a pre-event dinner, complimentary book and private book signing. Ads can also be purchased for our evening program. To purchase tickets, become an event sponsor or purchase an ad, contact 612-374-0314 or email [email protected].

Proceeds from the Benefit support scholarships, programming and education. Temple Israel is located at 2324 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

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