"This is a story about believing in something and the two very different men who taught me how. It took a long time to write. It took me to churches and synagogues, to the suburbs and the city, to the 'us' versus 'them' that divides faith around the world.
And finally, it took me home, to a sanctuary filled with people, to a casket made of pine, to a pulpit that was empty.
In the beginning, there was a question.
It became a last request.
'Will you do my eulogy?'
And , as is often the case with faith, I thought I was being asked a favor, when in fact I was being given one."
This is a touching story about two different men of God and how their lives impacted the author's life. One was the Rabbi and the other was a young black man who became a criminal and went to prison. Upon his release, he eventually went back to a life of crime, until one day he was saved and became a man of God serving whoever needed help. Two men, from very different lives, with very different congregations, but each taught Mitch, in their own way, how to find his way.
We read this book for our book group and it made for very interesting and lively discussion. While the premise sounds somewhat religious, none of us took it that way. Rather it was a story about good men, and how others find good in their lives. It was a very quick and easy read. I recommend it!