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Nine essential things I've learned about life

Author: Harold S Kushner
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A profoundly inspiring yet practical guide to well-being from one of modern Judaism's most beloved sages. As a congregational rabbi for half a century and the bestselling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People and twelve other books on faith, ethics, and how to translate the timeless wisdom of religious thought into dealing with everyday challenges, Harold Kushner knows a thing or two about living a good  Read more...
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Genre/Form: RELIGION / Judaism / Theology
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
RELIGION / Philosophy
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kushner, Harold S.
Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
(OCoLC)1090840644
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold S Kushner
ISBN: 9780385354097 0385354096
OCLC Number: 898228354
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Description: x, 171 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Lessons learned along the way --
God is not a man who lives in the sky --
God does not send problems; God sends up the strength to deal with the problem --
Forgiveness is a favor you do yourself --
Some things are just wrong; knowing that makes us human --
Religion is what you do, not what you believe --
Leave room for doubt and anger in your religious outlook --
To feel better about yourself, find someone to help --
Give God the benefit of the doubt --
A love letter to a world that may or may not deserve it.
Responsibility: Harold S. Kushner.

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"A profoundly inspiring yet practical guide to well-being from one of modern Judaism's most beloved sages. As a congregational rabbi for half a century and the bestselling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People and twelve other books on faith, ethics, and how to translate the timeless wisdom of religious thought into dealing with everyday challenges, Harold Kushner knows a thing or two about living a good life. In this compassionate new work, Kushner distills nine essential lessons from the sum of his teaching, study and experience, offering a lifetime's worth of spiritual food for thought, pragmatic advice, inspiration for better living, and strength for trying times. With vital, original insights into everything from belief ("there is no commandment in Judaism to believe in God"), to conscience (the Garden of Eden story as you've never heard it), to mercy ("forgiveness is a favor you do yourself, not a favor to the person who offended you"), grounded in Kushner's brilliant readings of Scripture, history and popular culture, Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life is a capstone addition to Kushner's oeuvre"--

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