When Bad Things Happen to Good People
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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good Peopleis a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1400034728
  • 9781400034727
  • 66,315

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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 K bler-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"show more

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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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.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.show more

About Harold S. Kushner

Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, having long served that congregation. He is best known as the author ofWhen Bad Things Happen to Good People."show more

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