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When Bad Things Happen to Good People” (Kindle Edition) by Harold S. Kushner

Rarely does a book come along that tackles a perennially difficult human issue with such clarity and intelligence. Rabbi Harold Kushner, facing his own child’s fatal illness, deftly guides us through the inadequacies of the traditional answers to the problem of evil, then provides a uniquely practical and compassionate answer that has appealed to millions of readers across all religious creeds.  Remarkable for its intensely relevant real-life examples and its fluid prose, this book cannot go unread by anyone who has ever been troubled by the question, “Why me?

Harold S. Kushner is the author of several bestselling books on coping with life’s challenges.

Born in Brooklyn, Kushner was educated at Columbia University and later obtained his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in 1960. The same institution awarded him a doctoral degree in Bible in 1972. Kushner has also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, taught at Clark University and the Rabbinical School of the JTS, and received six honorary doctorates.

Harold S. Kushner has written a number of other popular theological books, such as How Good Do We Have to Be? (Dedicated to his grandson, Carl), To Life! and many others.

In collaboration with the late Chaim Potok, Kushner co-edited Etz Hayim: A Torah Commentary, the new official Torah commentary of the Conservative movement, which was jointly published in 2001 by the Rabbinical Assembly and the Jewish Publication Society. His Living a Life That Matters became a best seller in the fall of 2001.

Kushner’s book, The Lord Is My Shepherd, was a meditation on the Twenty-Third Psalm released in 2003. Kushner also wrote a response to Simon Wiesenthal’s question of forgiveness in the book The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness.

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

Editorial Reviews – “When Bad Things Happen to Good People”

From the Publisher
Offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life’s windstorms.Raises many questions that will challenge your mind and test your faith regarding the ultimate questions of life and death. From the Hardcover edition.

Norman Cousins
Almost every great novelist has dealt with the theme of inexplicable illness…Harold Kushner deals with this question with deep insight and provides invaluable reassurance.

Norman Vincent Peale
This is a book that all humanity needs. It will help one to understand the painful vicissitudes of this life and stand up to them creatively.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life’s windstorms. It raises many questions that will challenge your mind and test your faith regarding the ultimate questions of life and death.

Andrew M. Greeley
A touching, heart-warming book for all those of us who must contend with suffering, and that, of course, is all of us.

Publishers Weekly
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this book features Rabbi Kushner’s perspective on how people can better deal with evil that enters their lives. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

What People Are Saying
This is a book that all humanity needs. It will help one to understand the painful vicissitudes of this life and stand up to them creatively.

What People Are Saying
Offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life’s windstorms. It raises many questions that will challenge your mind and test your faith regarding the ultimate questions of life and death.

What People Are Saying
I knew that one day I would write this book. 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 would write it for an those people who wanted to go on believing, but whose anger at God made it hard for them to hold on to their faith and be comforted by religion. And I would write it for an those people whose love of God and devotion to Him led them to blame themselves for their suffering and persuade themselves that they deserved it.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People” by Harold S. Kushner is available for iPhone,  iPod Touch,  iPad with free Amazon app  (download app – here)

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 258 KB
Publisher: Anchor; Anv edition (December 18, 2007)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Price: $6.37 (Buy now)

 

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