Living a Life that Matters
Most of us need to feel that we matter in some way; perhaps this explains the high value placed on titles, corner offices, and even fleeting celebrity. But most of us also need to feel that we are good people. In this luminous yet practical book of spiritual advice, Harold Kushner bridges the gap between these seemingly irreconcilable needs, showing us how even our smallest daily actions can become stepping stones toward integrity.
Drawing on the stories of his own congregants, on literature, current events and, above all, on the Biblical story of Jacob, the worldly trickster who evolves into a man of God --Kushner addresses some of the most persistent dilemmas of the human condition: Why do decent people so often violate their moral standards? How can we pursue justice without giving in to the lure of revenge? How can we turn our relationships with family and friends into genuine sources of meaning? Persuasive and sympathetic, filled with humanity and warmth, Living a Life That Matters is a deeply rewarding book.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Living a Life That Matters: Resolving the Conflict between Conscience and SuccessUser Review - Martin Goldberg - Goodreads
Rabbi Kushner's words are beautiful. As a Jew, his writing have particular significance. Anyone who ever questions how to live a life filled with meaning needs to read this book. Read full review
Review: Living a Life That Matters: Resolving the Conflict between Conscience and SuccessUser Review - Shiri - Goodreads
I was debating whether to give this book 3 or 4 stars. On the negative side, this book overuses God in crafting a vision for life. Of course this is natural coming from a Rabbi, but a more secular ... Read full review
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Harold S Kushner
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Harold S. Kushner
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