The Time Keeper- Mitch Albom

15 Sep

A thought provoking look at the meaning of time

The story begins with Dor, the first man in the world to think about and measure time. But as punishment for measuring God’s greatest gift, he becomes Father Time. Forced to live in a cave where time is meaningless and eternally listen to the pleas of mankind asking for more minutes, days, years.

After thousands of years, Father Time is given a chance to redeem himself by seeking out two people on Earth and teaching them the true meaning of time. Thrown into the current world, Father Time learns that his innocent measures of time have evolved into desperate time tracking. Seeking two people whose pleas Father Time heard, he finds Victor, a wealthy business man whom wants to live forever, and Sarah, a girl who wants time to end. Dor must teach them the true meaning of time to save them, but in the process save himself.

Albom provides another beautiful novel that explores the concept of time that we all take for granted. Through his thought provoking prose and diverse characters, Albom, teaches us something more important than counting the minutes, hours, and days- he explores the true meaning of time, why God limits it, and what really matters in life.


Posted by on September 15, 2012 in Book Review, Books


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2 responses to “The Time Keeper- Mitch Albom

  1. The Other Watson

    September 15, 2012 at 5:00 am

    I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, I noticed it’s just been released! Can’t wait to read it, especially after your review. 🙂

    • baseballvalbooks

      September 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      It is a quick, but good read. I hope you enjoy it


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