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When Bad Things Happen To Good Paperback – 15 August 2004

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"Whether religious or not, this book will speak because it touches-profoundly, but simply-on questions no parent and no person can avoid." --Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School

"When Bad Things Happen to Good People offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life's windstorms." --Elisabeth KYbler-Ross

"A touching, heartwarming book for those of us who must contend with suffering, and that, of course, is all of us." --Andrew M. Greeley

"This is a book all humanity needs. It will help you understand the painful vicissitudes of this life and enable you to stand up to them creatively." --Norman Vincent Peale

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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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.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.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ RANDOM HOUSE GROUP; 1st edition (15 August 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1400034728
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1400034727
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.16 x 1.17 x 20.22 cm
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Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he lives. His books include the huge bestseller When Bad Things Happen To Good People and When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough.

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