When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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Avon, 1983 - Religion - 149 pages
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For anyone who has ever been hurt by life.

"I knew that one day I would write this book. 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 would write it for an those people who wanted to go on believing, but whose anger at God made it hard for them to hold on to their faith and be comforted by religion. And I would write it for an those people whose love of God and devotion to Him led them to blame themselves for their suffering and persuade themselves that they deserved it."

-- Harold S. Kushner

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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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Why Do the Righteous Suffer?
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About the author (1983)

Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts.

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