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When Bad Things Happen to Good People » (Reprint)

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Authors: Harold S. Kushner
ISBN-13: 9781400034727, ISBN-10: 1400034728
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Date Published: August 2004
Edition: Reprint

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Author Biography: Harold S. Kushner

Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he lives. His books include The Lord Is My Shepherd, Living a Life That Matters, and How Good Do We Have to Be?

Book Synopsis

Offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life's windstorms.Raises many questions that will challenge your mind and test your faith regarding the ultimate questions of life and death.

From the Hardcover edition.

Norman Cousins

Almost every great novelist has dealt with the theme of inexplicable illness...Harold Kushner deals with this question with deep insight and provides invaluable reassurance.

Table of Contents

Introduction : why I wrote this book3
1Why do the righteous suffer?9
2The story of a man named Job36
3Sometimes there is no reason53
4No exceptions for nice people64
5God leaves us room to be human81
6God helps those who stop hurting themselves97
7God can't do everything, but he can do some important things125
8What good, then, is religion?145