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The #1 bestselling inspirational classic from the nationally known spiritual leader; a source of solace and hope for over 4 million readers.
When Harold Kushner's three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that meant the boy 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. In these pages, 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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.
This is a great book to gain a different and better explanation of the nature of God and our relationship to Him/Her from the fire and brimstone (and conditions on salvation) you often hear in chuches.
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"Whether religious or not, this book will speak because it touches-profoundly, but simply-on questions no parent and no person can avoid." --Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School
"When Bad Things Happen to Good People offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life's windstorms." --Elisabeth KYbler-Ross
"A touching, heartwarming book for those of us who must contend with suffering, and that, of course, is all of us." --Andrew M. Greeley
"This is a book all humanity needs. It will help you understand the painful vicissitudes of this life and enable you to stand up to them creatively." --Norman Vincent Peale
Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Introduction: Why I Wrote This Book
Why Do the Righteous Suffer?
The Story of a Man Named Job
Sometimes There Is No Reason
No Exceptions for Nice People
God Leaves Us Room to Be Human
God Helps Those Who Stop Hurting Themselves
God Can't Do Everything, But He Can Do Some Important Things
What Good, Then, Is Religion?
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ISBN: 9781400034727 ISBN-10: 1400034728 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 176 Published: 20th December 2007 Publisher: ANCHOR Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1