When Bad Things Happen to Good People

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

With A New Preface by the Author

Book - 2001
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Offers an inspirational and compassionate approach to understanding the problems of life, and argues that we should continue to believe in God's fairness.
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 2001, c1981.
Edition: 20th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9781400034727
9780805241938
0805241930
9780380670338
038067033X
Call Number: 296.311 KUSHNER
Characteristics: xv, 202 p. ; 19 cm
Subjects: Kushner, Harold S.
Theodicy.
Suffering.
Pastoral counseling (Judaism)

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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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