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    DescriptionAs a young theology student, Harold Kushner puzzled over the Book of Job. As a small-town rabbi he counseled other people through pain and grief. But not until he learned that his three-year-old son, Aaron, would die in his early teens of a rare disease did he confront one of life's most difficult questions: Where do we find the resources to cope when tragedy strikes? "I knew that one day I would write this book," says Rabbi Kushner. "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 am fundamentally a religious man who has been hurt by life, and I wanted to write a book that could be given to the person who has been hurt by life, and who knows in his heart that if there is justice in the world, he deserved better. . . . If you are such a person, if you want to believe in God's goodness and fairness but find it hard because of the things that have happened to you and to people you care about, and if this book helps you do that, then I will have succeeded in distilling some blessing out of Aaron's pain and tears." Since its original publication in 1981, "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" has brought solace and hope to millions. In his new preface to this anniversary edition, Rabbi Kushner relates the heartwarming responses he has received over the last two decades from people who have found inspiration and comfort within these pages.


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    Title
    When Bad Things Happen to Good People
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harold S. Kushner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 202
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805241938
    ISBN 10: 0805241930
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    Ingram Subject Code: IN
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB1
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15410
    Libri: I-IN
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    BISAC V2.8: SEL011000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
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    BISAC V2.8: REL040000
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    B&T Approval Code: A13425900
    BISAC V2.8: REL040090
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVCLFSHL
    DC21: 296.311
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13603000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, REL036000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 296.311, 296.3/118
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: INS
    LC classification: BM645.P7 K87 2001
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, QRJ, QRAB1
    Edition
    20, Special edition
    Edition statement
    20th Anniversary edition
    Publisher
    Schocken Books
    Imprint name
    Schocken Books
    Publication date
    04 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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
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    As a young theology student, Harold Kushner puzzled over the Book of Job. As a small-town rabbi he counseled other people through pain and grief. But not until he learned that his three-year-old son, Aaron, would die in his early teens of a rare disease did he confront one of life's most difficult questions: Where do we find the resources to cope when tragedy strikes? "I knew that one day I would write this book," says Rabbi Kushner. "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 am fundamentally a religious man who has been hurt by life, and I wanted to write a book that could be given to the person who has been hurt by life, and who knows in his heart that if there is justice in the world, he deserved better. . . . If you are such a person, if you want to believe in God's goodness and fairness but find it hard because of the things that have happened to you and to people you care about, and if this book helps you do that, then I will have succeeded in distilling some blessing out of Aaron's pain and tears." Since its original publication in 1981, "When Bad Things Happen to Good People has brought solace and hope to millions. In his new preface to this anniversary edition, Rabbi Kushner relates the heartwarming responses he has received over the last two decades from people who have found inspiration and comfort within these pages.