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The Lord Is My Shepherd: Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalmby Harold S. Kushner
Synopses & Reviews
Rabbi Harold Kushner believes that the Twenty-third Psalm--perhaps the most memorable and cherished chapter of the Bible--offers spiritual riches that can change a person's life. He has found that thesesimple, beautiful verses, full of honesty and optimism, have an almost magical power to comfort and calm. The psalm does not pretend that life is ever easy, but it offers a masterful guide to living in the world withfaith and courage. Drawing on over forty years of his own thinking, on other biblical scholars, and on history, Kushner gracefully demonstrates how this sustaining work can help us cope with every aspect of life, frommundane jealousies to the death of a loved one to unimaginable tragedies of global proportions.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
The author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People reflects on beloved words of the Twenty-third Psalm, revealing its role as a source of courage, wisdom, and inspiration for generations of Christians and Jews. 150,000 first printing.
The Lord is my shepherd is a book of practical spirituality, inspiration and encouragement gleaned from what may be the best-known chapter in the Bible: the Twenty-third Psalm. "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." So begins the psalm that, for millennia, has been a source of comfort in grief and of courage in fear. In this book Harold Kushner discovers what it has to teach us about living our day-to-day lives. Each chapter discusses one line of the psalm in the context of both the time when it was written and the present day, and illuminates the life lessons contained within it. The
About the Author
Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he lives. This is his ninth book.
Table of Contents
First words — A psalm of David — The Lord is my shepherd — I shall not want — He makes me to lie down in green pastures — He leads me beside the still waters — He restores my soul — He guides me in straight paths for his name's sake — Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death — I will fear no evil for thou art with me — Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me — Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies — Thou anointest my head with oil — My cup runneth over — Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life — And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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