Mitch Albom is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Have a Little Faith is the true story of his response to a request to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of Reb, his former mentor. As he spends time with Reb he discovers new depths and secrets to the man's delightful character.
He also gets to know a remarkable pastor who, having escaped from a life of crime and drugs, has devoted his remaining days to ministering to the needs of the poor. Both people leave him moved and full of optimism.
He writes simple prose, short books and novels and always sees the hope. Read it. And maybe give it as a gift to someone who wants to understand people of faith without being preached at.
Go to Mitch's web-site here to read more and buy it if you wish.