When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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Anchor Books, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 164 pages
When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he 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. 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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.
Since its original publication in 1981, When Bad Things Happen to Good People has brought solace and hope to millions of readers and its author has become a nationally known spiritual leader.

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Great Book

User Review  - maxie72 - Overstock.com

I gave the book to my Dad who is currently my mothers caretaker as she is very ill. He is reading it and finding it very helpful in dealing with the feelings he is experiencing. We have been able to have some wonderful discussions based on what he has read. Read full review

Wonderful Book Changed my life

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I bought a ton of books online including this one by Rabbi Harold Kushner. I am not Jewish but this book changed my life. It gave me a new way of looking at things and is very uplifting. I thank Rabbi ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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


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