When Bad Things Happen to Good People
When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and... show more
When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. Kushner shares his wisdom as a rabbi, a parent, a reader, and a human being. Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.Since its original publication in 1981, When Bad Things Happen to Good People has brought solace and hope to millions of readers and its author has become a nationally known spiritual leader.
Publish date: August 24th 2004
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Self Help
I've no desire to deprive the grieving of anything that might help: get through this unimaginable horror, and then later on you can deal with whatever problems your coping mechanism has created. Kushner chooses to believe in an imperfect god, which allows him to maintain his belief while at the same...
This book had some good ideas and definitely made me think but I did not like the author's assertion that God CAN'T heal the sick and can only give them strength to endure.
I will add more later, but I was surprised at how captivating I found the slim volume. Kushner approaches the most challenging question with a common sense approach grounded in theology. I'm not quite ready to give up on an all-powerful God, but his basic ideas make a lot of sense. Plenty to ponder ...
One of the best books that I have ever read dealing with grief and loss. It's helped me through some really ugly times in my life and it helped me to understand how a good God can let bad things happen.