There is only one question which really matters: why do bad things happen to good people? "Out of a faith-shaking and senseless waste of a life comes this remarkable and caring book, which will help many. It has sensible and unorthodox and mind-opening things to say about God - and about ourselves. Its author has wisdom and no bitterness. We can ...Read MoreThere is only one question which really matters: why do bad things happen to good people? "Out of a faith-shaking and senseless waste of a life comes this remarkable and caring book, which will help many. It has sensible and unorthodox and mind-opening things to say about God - and about ourselves. Its author has wisdom and no bitterness. We can learn from him, about acceptance and guilt and despair and the helplessness we all feel when 'none of it makes sense' when we say 'why them?' or worse 'why us?'. We owe him our thanks" - David Kossoff. "Rabbi Kushner writes from a wealth of Jewish wisdom and pastoral devotion, but his theology is, I find, is wholly in keeping with contemporary Christian thought. So far as there is an answer to the conflict between the goodness of God and the bitterness of suffering, this is it" - Gerald Priestland. "It will bring new meaning, strength and hope to many" - Dame Cicely Saunders, DBE, FRCP.Read Less
Even better than expected. Arrived earlier than promised and in great condition.
Sep 23, 2010
It is an excellent book, I have used it already as a reference in my current book.
Aug 27, 2010
Need to have a religious background to understand this book, when you get past the deepness it does give you something to think about and only if you believe in God.
Nov 27, 2009
Well-written, a must read
Truly a great book for people of all denominations to draw insight from. Rabbi Kushner is a talented writer with the ability to draw from experience to help others better understand the trying times we all experience throughout our lives.
Oct 8, 2009
I found this book to be a genuine, honest attempt to speak of a God who cares. There is no definitive answer to the problem of pain and grief, but Harold Kushner offers insight and challenges into our dealing with it. There is both comfort and mystery offered in an unsolvable human condition.
I have lent and recommended this book to several people, all of whom declared it helpful.
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