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When Bad Things Happen to Good People: 20th Anniversary Edition, with a New Preface by the Author

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As a young theology student, Harold Kushner puzzled over the Book of Job. As a small-town rabbi he counseled other people through pain and grief. But not until he learned that his three-year-old son, Aaron, would die in his early teens of a rare disease did he confront one of life's most difficult questions: Where do we find the resources to cope when tragedy strikes?

"I knew that one day I would write this book," says Rabbi Kushner. "I would write it out of my own need to put into words some of the most important things I have come to believe and know. And I would write it to help other people who might one day find themselves in a similar predicament. I am fundamentally a religious man who has been hurt by life, and I wanted to write a book that could be given to the person who has been hurt by life, and who knows in his heart that if there is justice in the world, he deserved better. . . . If you are such a person, if you want to believe in God's goodness and fairness but find it hard because of the things that have happened to you and to people you care about, and if this book helps you do that, then I will have succeeded in distilling some blessing out of Aaron's pain and tears."

Since its original publication in 1981, When Bad Things Happen to Good People has brought solace and hope to millions. In his new preface to this anniversary edition, Rabbi Kushner relates the heartwarming responses he has received over the last two decades from people who have found inspiration and comfort within these pages.

Synopsis:

When Harold Kushner's three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life's most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. Kushner shares his wisdom as a rabbi, a parent, a reader, and a human being.Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.

Since its original publication in1981, When Bad Things Happen to Good People has brought solace and hope to millions of readers and its author has become a nationally known spiritualleader.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Offers an inspirational and compassionate approach to understanding the problems of life, and argues that we should continue to believe in God's fairness.

About the Author

Harold S. Kushner is the author of several bestselling books on coping with life's challenges. He has been honored by the Christophers as one of the fifty people who have made the world a better place. He is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307430205
Subtitle:
With a New Preface by the Author
Publisher:
Schocken Books
Author:
Harold S. Kushner
Author:
Kushner, Harold S.
Subject:
Self-Help : Depression
Subject:
Pastoral counseling (Judaism)
Subject:
Suffering
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Theodicy
Subject:
Pastoral Counseling
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Providence and government of god
Subject:
Audio Books-Judaism
Subject:
Audio Books-Self Help
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Depression
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Self-Help; Grief
Subject:
Religion : Inspirational
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010904
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People: 20th Anniversary Edition, with a New Preface by the Author
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"Synopsis" by , When Harold Kushner's three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life's most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. Kushner shares his wisdom as a rabbi, a parent, a reader, and a human being.Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.

Since its original publication in1981, When Bad Things Happen to Good People has brought solace and hope to millions of readers and its author has become a nationally known spiritualleader.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , Offers an inspirational and compassionate approach to understanding the problems of life, and argues that we should continue to believe in God's fairness.
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