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Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World

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From the best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, an illuminating book about fear—and what we can do to overcome it.

An inescapable component of our lives, fear comes in many guises: fear of unemployment; fear of aging, illness, losing beauty; fear of a terrorist attack or natural disaster. In uncertain times, coping with these fears can be especially challenging, but in this indispensable, hopeful book, Harold S. Kushner teaches us to confront, master, and even embrace fear for a more fulfilling life.

Drawing on the teachings of religious and secular literature and on the true stories of people who have faced their fears, Kushner helps us to see that fear can present us with extraordinary opportunities—to connect with our emotions, rethink our values, and change our lives, and the world, for the better. For those who fear helplessness, he suggests empowerment: through prayer, service, and education. For those who fear for mankind’s future, he insists on hope and pragmatic measures, such as working to protect the environment. For those who fear death, he proposes life—lived boldly and purposefully.

In Conquering Fear, we are again inspired by Harold S. Kushner’s wisdom, at once deeply spiritual and eminently practical.

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The best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People combines anecdotal perspectives with teachings from religious and secular literature to counsel readers on how to address fear, providing specific recommendations for prayer, service, and becoming informed.

Synopsis:

From the best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, an illuminating book about fear--and what we can do to overcome it.

An inescapablecomponent of our lives, fear comes in many guises. In uncertain times, coping with these fears can be especially challenging, but in this indispensable book, Harold S. Kushner teaches us to confront, master, and evenembrace fear for a more fulfilling life. Drawing on the teachings of religious and secular literature and on the true stories of people who have faced their fears, we are again inspired byKushner's wisdom, at once deeply spiritual and eminently practical.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

\Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he lives. His classic work, When Bad Things Happen to Good People, was an international best seller. He was honored by the Christophers, a Roman Catholic organization, as one of the fifty people who have made the world a better place in the last half century, and by the national organization Religion in American Life as clergyman of the year in 1999..

Table of Contents

First words — The Eleventh Commandment : don't be afraid — The terror that comes in the darkness : the fear of terrorism — God was not in the hurricane : the fear of natural disaster — Suddenly nothing is the same : the fear of rapid change — A world without people : the fear that humanity will destroy itself — Loss of job, loss of love : the fear of rejection — Can seventy be the new fifty? : the fear of growing old — The world is a narrow bridge : the fear of death — Conquering fear : hope and courage are the will of God.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307273161
Subtitle:
Living Boldly in an Uncertain World
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Kushner, Harold S.
Author:
Harold S. Kushner
Author:
fear of aging, illness, losing beauty
Subject:
Self-Help : Stress Management
Subject:
Psychology : Emotions
Subject:
Religion : General
Subject:
Stress Management
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fear
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Audio Books-Health and Medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Stress
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Mood Disorders and Depression
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Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , The best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People combines anecdotal perspectives with teachings from religious and secular literature to counsel readers on how to address fear, providing specific recommendations for prayer, service, and becoming informed.
"Synopsis" by , From the best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, an illuminating book about fear--and what we can do to overcome it.

An inescapablecomponent of our lives, fear comes in many guises. In uncertain times, coping with these fears can be especially challenging, but in this indispensable book, Harold S. Kushner teaches us to confront, master, and evenembrace fear for a more fulfilling life. Drawing on the teachings of religious and secular literature and on the true stories of people who have faced their fears, we are again inspired byKushner's wisdom, at once deeply spiritual and eminently practical.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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