|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2007|
|Number of Pages:||174|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.46|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.0 x 0.75|
|First Words||p. ix|
|The Man Who Dared to Dream||p. 3|
|Who Are You Working For?||p. 27|
|A Hard Road, Not a Smooth One||p. 49|
|New Dreams for Old Ones||p. 68|
|Keeping Promises||p. 99|
|It's Not All About You||p. 119|
|The Mistakes Good People Make||p. 134|
|How to Write Yourself a Happy Ending||p. 154|
Author of the classic When Bad Things Happen to Good People, whose title has entered the lexicon of mourning, Rabbi Kushner here examines the story of Moses to suggest how to deal with life's inevitable setbacks. With a 100,000-copy first printing; a 14-city tour.
Few writers in popular spirituality have been more prolific, more beloved, or more successful in reaching across the lines that divide one faith from another than Rabbi Kushner (When Bad Things Happen to Good People). Here, he skillfully negotiates two puzzles: Why did Moses, as depicted in Hebrew Scripture, struggle so hard and not see the Promised Land, and how can we all cope with disappointment? Kushner finds deep meaning and satisfaction in Moses's heroism and duty and sees in him an example for us all. Distinctive in its approach and gracefully written, Overcoming is perhaps Kushner's best book in years. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 4/1/06.]
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From Harold S. Kushner, author of the inspirational #1 bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, comes a book that shows us how to be our best selves even when things don’t turn out as we had hoped. Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of strength and faith — the lesson that teach us how to overcome the disappointments that life inherently brings.
From the examples of his remarkable resilience, we can learn how to meet all disappointments with faith in ourselves and the future, and how to respond to heartbreak with understanding rather than bitterness and despair. With Kushner’s signature warmth, Overcoming Life’s Disappointments is a book of spiritual wisdom — as practical as it is inspiring.
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