Back in March, I had the great privilege of hosting impactful author, Mitch Albom, on my bi-monthly podcast series, LOVE SOMEONE with Delilah. Mitch came aboard to share some powerful messages of hope and healing.
His last two books, "Finding Chika", and, “The Stranger In The Lifeboat", are inexorably tied; the first about the grief of losing his beloved daughter, and the second, about healing. If you haven’t had an opportunity to listen to this episode yet, please do so now!
I decided after our conversation to make “The Stranger In The Lifeboat” one of my monthly book club choices this year, and July is the month!
The drifting lifeboat is a metaphor for desperation, for those crying out to God for help, (and demanding the cry be answered with the swiftness and accuracy of a fast food order). The story he’s woven together about ten shipwreck survivors, and the additional stranger they pull out of the water, sifts through all the theological ponderings of a varied group of believers and non-believers, as they spend their days and nights waiting and wondering if they’ll be saved.
And all the while it reads like a great Agatha Christie “whodunit”, pulling you deeper and deeper into the mystery as you try to sort and arrange the clues that will lead to the “ah-ha!” solution.
Mitch Albom became a household name after the release of "Tuesdays with Morrie" a memoir of his visits with his old college professor during the last days of Morrie's life. It was a book full of lessons on living, dying, and love.
Since then he has continuously put forth works just as insightful, compelling, and inspiring, like The Stranger in the Lifeboat, available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
While his books have sold over 40 million copies, you might also be interested to know that Mitch is an accomplished songwriter, pianist and lyricist too. He and wife, Janine, work tirelessly to better the lives of the suffering at the orphanage they have committed their lives to in Haiti and the many other charitable organizations they’ve helped to established and support.
Please visit Have Faith Haiti Mission to learn more about how your heart may be touch by the children living there.