The Lord Is My Shepherd: Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-Third Psalm

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Random House Large Print, 2003 - Religion - 323 pages
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From the author of the best-selling When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Living a Life That Matters–a new book of practical spirituality, of inspiration and encouragement gleaned from what may be the best-known and best-loved chapter in the Bible: the Twenty-third Psalm.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” So begins the psalm that, for millennia, has been a source of comfort in grief and of courage in fear. Now Harold Kushner discovers what it has to teach us about living our day-to-day lives. Each chapter discusses one line of the psalm in the context of both the time when it was written and the present day, and illuminates the life lessons contained within it. For example, Kushner shows us that the phrase “My cup runneth over” is a declaration of our gratitude for what life has given us and a rejection of the envy we may feel for what others have. And he draws on the ideas and thoughts of various spiritual figures–from G. K. Chesterton to Martin Buber to Paul Tillich–to further expand our understanding of this great psalm and help us benefit from its everyday spiritual wisdom.

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User Review  - bostonian71 - LibraryThing

Simple but soulful. Kushner takes the 23rd Psalm line by line, parsing meanings, explaining context and dispensing gentle advice. The overall message is one of hope and faith -- that G-d won't ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrDickie - LibraryThing

I've read many of the books by Rabbi Kushner. I've never been disappointed. This was one of the books I selected for my 2012 daily reading program. I'd recommend this book for anyone interested in studying The Twenty-Third Psalm. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he lives. This is his ninth book.

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