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Living a Life That Mattersby Harold S. Kushner
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<P>Most of us need to feel that we matter in some way; perhaps this explains the high value placed on titles, corner offices, and even fleeting celebrity. But most of us also need to feel that we are good people. In this luminous yet practical book of spiritual advice, Harold Kushner bridges the gap between these seemingly irreconcilable needs, showing us how even our smallest daily actions can become stepping stones toward integrity.</P><P>Drawing on the stories of his own congregants, on literature, current events and, above all, on the Biblical story of Jacob, the worldly trickster who evolves into a man of God — Kushner addresses some of the most persistent dilemmas of the human condition: Why do decent people so often violate their moral standards? How can we pursue justice without giving in to the lure of revenge? How can we turn our relationships with family and friends into genuine sources of meaning? Persuasive and sympathetic, filled with humanity and warmth, <I>Living a Life That Matters</I> is a deeply rewarding book.</P><HR><P>"A valuable companion... a set of guideposts for living a useful and fulfilled life, no matter what the future holds."<BR> <I>THE BOSTON GLOBE</I></P><P>"A wonderful, much-needed primer on the truly important things in life. Many thanks to Harold Kushner for reminding us what we should never forget."<BR> MITCH ALBOM, AUTHOR OF <I>TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE</I></P><P>"Full of great stories and subtle wisdom.... This is a book you don't want to put down or allow to be too far from you in times of crisis."<BR> <A HREF="/author/detail/4608">THOMAS MOORE</A>, AUTHOR OF <I>CARE OF THE SOUL</I></P><HR>
The best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People explores the nature of true acccomplishment as he examines the troubling impact of compromising one's integrity to achieve success and argues that the path to leading a significant life lies in family, friendship, generosity, and self-sacrifice. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he lives. His books include When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Who Needs God, and How Good Do We Have to Be?
Table of Contents
The two voices of God — How to win by losing — What kind of person do you want to be? — Wild justice: the seductive pleasure of getting even — Shalom: the quest for integrity — Family and friends: we are who we love - Best actor in a supporting role — Why we matter to the world.
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