When Bad Things Happen to Good People

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Large Print - 1982
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This thoughtful, life-affirming book by a distinguished Jewish rabbi will help you cope with hard times and personal pain. Filled with compassion, it will give you comfort and strength when tragedy threatens to take away your faith. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1982, c1981
ISBN: 9780816134656
0816134650
Branch Call Number: LP 296.311 Kus 05
Characteristics: 217 p. ;,24 cm

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LTread2014
Feb 12, 2019

Excellent book overall. We are what we make of the world.
I had a small problem with the idea of randomness. (And infinity). Hard concept for mortals like us to swallow. We want Beginnings &endings, and explanations because we are human. Just by reading this book we are searching for answers and explanations. Compassion, patience, and tolerance are great as long as no one is hurt.

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SusyHendrix
Jan 23, 2019

I read this in one sitting-- it was very thought-provoking. Kushner's view of God as all-good but not omnipotent might offend some, but it is an interesting idea. The most important takeaway I got from Kushner's book was that when faced with evil and suffering people should ask themselves "What do I do now?" rather than "Why did this happen to me?/What did I do to deserve this?"

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rahmmie
Sep 08, 2015

Good book with some very interesting and useful ideas but definitely not for everybody, specially if your brand of religion is of the less tolerant variety

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