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Author : Harold S Kushner Genre : Self-Help Publisher : Boxtree ISBN : 9781760985998 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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The #1 bestselling inspirational classic from the internationally known spiritual leader; a source of solace and hope for over 4 million readers. Since its original publication in 1981, When Bad Things Happen to Good People has brought solace and hope to millions. In the preface to this edition, Rabbi Kushner relates the heartwarming responses he has received over the years from people who have found inspiration and comfort within these pages. When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that meant the boy 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. In these pages, 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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.
Author : Harold S Kushner Genre : Self-Help Publisher : Pan Macmillan ISBN : 9781447206019 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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There is only one question which really matters: why do bad things happen to good people?' Out of a faith-shaking and senseless waste of a life comes this remarkable and caring book, which will help many. It has sensible and unorthodox and mind-opening things to say about God - and about ourselves. Its author has wisdom and no bitterness. We can learn from him, about acceptance and guilt and despair and the helplessness we all feel when 'none of it makes sense' when we say 'why them?' or worse 'why us?'. We owe him our thanks' David Kossoff 'Rabbi Kushner writes from a wealth of Jewish wisdom and pastoral devotion, but his theology is, I find, is wholly in keeping with contemporary Christian thought. So far as there is an answer to the conflict between the goodness of God and the bitterness of suffering, this is it' Gerald Priestland 'It will bring new meaning, strength and hope to many' Dame Cicely Saunders, DBE, FRCP
Author : Harold S. Kushner Genre : Religion Publisher : Anchor ISBN : 9781400034727 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The inspirational classic from a renowned spiritual leader that "offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life’s windstorms” (Elisabeth Kübler-Ross). When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that meant the boy 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. In these pages, 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.
Author : Harold S. Kushner Genre : Biography & Autobiography Publisher : Schocken ISBN : 9780805243079 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Part of the Jewish Encounter series From one of our most trusted spiritual advisers, a thoughtful, illuminating guide to that most fascinating of biblical texts, the book of Job, and what it can teach us about living in a troubled world. The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a good man. Yet after losing everything, Job—though confused, angry, and questioning God—refuses to reject his faith, although he challenges some central aspects of it. Rabbi Harold S. Kushner examines the questions raised by Job’s experience, questions that have challenged wisdom seekers and worshippers for centuries. What kind of God permits such bad things to happen to good people? Why does God test loyal followers? Can a truly good God be all-powerful? Rooted in the text, the critical tradition that surrounds it, and the author’s own profoundly moral thinking, Kushner’s study gives us the book of Job as a touchstone for our time. Taking lessons from historical and personal tragedy, Kushner teaches us about what can and cannot be controlled, about the power of faith when all seems dark, and about our ability to find God. Rigorous and insightful yet deeply affecting, The Book of Job is balm for a distressed age—and Rabbi Kushner’s most important book since When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
Author : Robert A. Schuller Genre : Religion Publisher : Fleming H Revell Company ISBN : 0800717120 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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One of the twentieth century's most extraordinary Americans, Pearl Buck was the first person to make China accessible to the West. She recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in "The Good Earth," an overnight worldwide bestseller in 1932, later a blockbuster movie. Buck went on to become the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Long before anyone else, she foresaw China's future as a superpower, and she recognized the crucial importance for both countries of China's building a relationship with the United States. As a teenager she had witnessed the first stirrings of Chinese revolution, and as a young woman she narrowly escaped being killed in the deadly struggle between Chinese Nationalists and the newly formed Communist Party. Pearl grew up in an imperial China unchanged for thousands of years. She was the child of American missionaries, but she spoke Chinese before she learned English, and her friends were the children of Chinese farmers. She took it for granted that she was Chinese herself until she was eight years old, when the terrorist uprising known as the Boxer Rebellion forced her family to flee for their lives. It was the first of many desperate flights. Flood, famine, drought, bandits, and war formed the background of Pearl's life in China. "Asia was the real, the actual world," she said, "and my own country became the dreamworld." Pearl wrote about the realities of the only world she knew in "The Good Earth. "It was one of the last things she did before being finally forced out of China to settle for the first time in the United States. She was unknown and penniless with a failed marriage behind her, a disabled child to support, no prospects, and no way of telling that "The Good Earth "would sell tens of millions of copies. It transfixed a whole generation of readers just as Jung Chang's "Wild Swans "would do more than half a century later. No Westerner had ever written anything like this before, and no Chinese had either. Buck was the forerunner of a wave of Chinese Americans from Maxine Hong Kingston to Amy Tan. Until their books began coming out in the last few decades, her novels were unique in that they spoke for ordinary Asian people-- "translating my parents to me," said Hong Kingston, "and giving me our ancestry and our habitation." As a phenomenally successful writer and civil-rights campaigner, Buck did more than anyone else in her lifetime to change Western perceptions of China. In a world with its eyes trained on China today, she has much to tell us about what lies behind its astonishing reawakening.
Author : Martin H. Levinson Genre : Biography & Autobiography Publisher : iUniverse ISBN : 9781440120121 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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When Good Things Happen to Bad People offers an irreverent, fast-paced, fact-filled compendium of fifty case studies of notorious villains from Attila the Hun to Dick Cheney who triumphed in life despite, or because of, their dastardly deeds. This book is the perfect foil to Harold Kushner's international bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People. So why do good things happen to bad people? Maybe a certain number of baddies are simply going to get their share of good luck. Maybe "the devil" is running the universe and he or she likes pleasing his or her favorites. Maybe God is playing a joke on bad people by rewarding them on earth and then punishing them in an afterlife. Or maybe Edmund Burke was on the right track when he said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." For evil to triumph less, it follows that good people need to do something-like exposing wickedness when they are confronted with it. As the saying goes: "Sunshine is the best disinfectant."
Author : Derek Prince Genre : Religion Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers ISBN : 9780768411980 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Timeless Encouragement for the Challenges of Life Have you ever asked: If God loves me, why I am going through this trial? or Why is there so much misery, suffering, persecution, and injustice in the world? Gods people still experience the challenges of life. There is one factor, however, that sets people of faith aparthope. Derek Prince, one of the twentieth centurys most trusted Bible teachers, invites you to face some of your most difficult circumstances head-on with hope. In Why Bad Things Happen to Gods People, Prince shares timeless truths from the Book of Job that will keep you anchored during any storm. You will: Be informed... on the roles that Satan and sin play in lifes circumstances Be equipped... to respond to fiery trials with Biblical faith Be assured by embracing mystery Be inspired... by the prophetic words of God Be stabilized through a fresh vision of Gods sovereignty and power Be comforted through encountering Gods holiness Be encouraged as you remember Gods relentless plan to reveal His goodness to you Be strengthened to wait for Gods abundant provision Be comforted by resting in the Truth of Gods goodness, power, and loveno matter what challenges may come up against you!
Author : TR Williams Genre : Self-Help Publisher : FriesenPress ISBN : 9781525531576 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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You are not alone if you struggle to understand why unwanted, unexplainable, and inconceivable bad things happen to innocent people! Never before have there been so many questions like: How could a loving God permit good people to suffer bad things and often make it appear as though the guilty are rewarded or go scot free? Why are there so many things in the world that seem unfair or unjust? Why does God seemingly hide his face from much of the horrific evil, pain and destruction? Does God really care? Is it fair for humans to be angry with God about their misfortune or suffering? Why are there so many good people accused falsely for their suffering? What defence mechanisms can I put in place to minimize evil, suffering, pain, misfortune, and the devil’s influence in my own life? What purpose does suffering, and pain serve in human life? These are some of the most thought-provoking, spiritually intuitive, deeply agitating, and most frequent questions asked by countless individuals, especially by those who believe that there is a God.