From the bestselling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, an illuminating book about
fear—and what we can do to overcome it.
An inescapable component of our lives, fear comes in many
guises: fear of unemployment; fear of aging, illness, losing beauty; fear of a
terrorist attack or natural disaster. In uncertain times, coping with these fears
can be especially challenging, but in this indispensable, hopeful book, Harold
S. Kushner teaches us to confront, master, and even embrace fear for a more
Drawing on the teachings of religious and secular literature
and on the true stories of people who have faced their fears, Kushner helps us
to see that fear can present us with extraordinary opportunities—to connect
with our emotions, rethink our values, and change our lives, and the world, for
the better. For those who fear helplessness, he suggests empowerment: through
prayer, service, and education. For those who fear for mankind’s future, he
insists on hope and pragmatic measures, such as working to protect the
environment. For those who fear death, he proposes life—lived boldly and
In Conquering Fear,
we are again inspired by Harold S. Kushner’s wisdom, at once deeply spiritual
and eminently practical.
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