Overcoming Life's Disappointments
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|Format:||Paperback, 192 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 27 September 2007|
From Harold S. Kushner, author of the inspirational #1 bestseller "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," comes a book that shows us how to be our best selves even when things don't turn out as we had hoped.Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of strength and faith -- the lesson that teach us how to overcome the disappointments that life inherently brings. From the examples of his remarkable resilience, we can learn how to meet all disappointments with faith in ourselves and the future, and how to respond to heartbreak with understanding rather than bitterness and despair. With Kushner's signature warmth, Overcoming Life's Disappointments is a book of spiritual wisdom -- as practical as it is inspiring.
About the Author
Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he resides. He has been honored by the Christophers, a Roman Catholic organization, as one of the fifty people who have made the world a better place in the last half century, and by Religion in American Life as the clergyman of the year in 1999. He is the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People""and eight other books.
Author of the classic When Bad Things Happen to Good People, whose title has entered the lexicon of mourning, Rabbi Kushner here examines the story of Moses to suggest how to deal with life's inevitable setbacks. With a 100,000-copy first printing; a 14-city tour. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"No human relationship is without betrayal, irritation and annoyance, but Kushner makes clear that it's what we do about such obstacles that matter." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review""Compassionate and wise, Rabbi Kushner is a master of the story that heals." --Deborah Tannen, author of "You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation""An articulate, no-nonsense treatise.... A readably inspirational homily leavened with subtle humor.... Kushner's book can serve to fortify us in times of loss and frustration." --"The Jerusalem Report "
When life does not unfold as planned, Rabbi Kushner (When Bad Things Happen to Good People) strongly but sympathetically urges his readers to take inventory, learn from their experiences and move on with an open heart. Who better to learn from, he contends, than Moses, the greatest hero of the Jewish people? Moses not only led the Jews from slavery in Egypt and through the desert for 40 years to receive the Torah, but had to continually bear the ingratitude and complaints of his people, and relegate his personal life to a distant second place. Threading vignettes of Moses' resiliency into his discussion, Kushner advises that when personal difficulties arise-whether in the form of illness, marital problems or job frustrations-readers should not allow their faith and dreams to die. Rather, they should draw upon hope and forgiveness to become stronger, channeling their love and fear toward a dream that incorporates the best of who they are. Kushner does not shy away from difficult issues and awkward dilemmas, and his years of rabbinical experience in dealing with congregants' troubles make him well suited to offer advice. This readable and sensitive discussion of "Life is tough; let's be strong enough not to be broken by it" should appeal to anyone who has ever been disappointed. (Aug. 16) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Modern Library Inc|
|Dimensions: ||20.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimetres (0.14 kg)|