When Bad Things Happen to Good People

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Book - 1981
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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.
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 1981.
ISBN: 9780805237733
0805237739
9780380603923
0380603926
9781400034727
1400034728
Characteristics: vii, 149 p. ;,21 cm.

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LTread2014
Feb 12, 2019

Excellent book overall. We are what we make of the world.
I had a small problem with the idea of randomness. (And infinity). Hard concept for mortals like us to swallow. We want Beginnings &endings, and explanations because we are human. Just by reading this book we are searching for answers and explanations. Compassion, patience, and tolerance are great as long as no one is hurt.

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SusyHendrix
Jan 23, 2019

I read this in one sitting-- it was very thought-provoking. Kushner's view of God as all-good but not omnipotent might offend some, but it is an interesting idea. The most important takeaway I got from Kushner's book was that when faced with evil and suffering people should ask themselves "What do I do now?" rather than "Why did this happen to me?/What did I do to deserve this?"

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rahmmie
Sep 08, 2015

Good book with some very interesting and useful ideas but definitely not for everybody, specially if your brand of religion is of the less tolerant variety

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