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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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ISBN-10: 1400034728

ISBN-13: 9781400034727

Edition: 1981

Authors: Harold S. Kushner

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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.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

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Introduction: Why I Wrote This Book
Why Do the Righteous Suffer?
The Story of a Man Named Job
Sometimes There Is No Reason
No Exceptions for Nice People
God Leaves Us Room to Be Human
God Helps Those Who Stop Hurting Themselves
God Can't Do Everything, But He Can Do Some Important Things
What Good, Then, Is Religion?
Acknowledgments