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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (221 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harold S. Kushner Narrator: Harold S. Kushner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9780739304495
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From the author of the best-selling When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Living a Life That Matters–a new book of practical spirituality, of inspiration and encouragement gleaned from what may be the best-known and best-loved chapter in the Bible: the Twenty-third Psalm. 

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” So begins the psalm that, for millennia, has been a source of comfort in grief and of courage in fear. Now Harold Kushner discovers what it has to teach us about living our day-to-day lives. Each chapter discusses one line of the psalm in the context of both the time when it was written and the present day, and illuminates the life lessons contained within it. For example, Kushner shows us that the phrase “My cup runneth over” is a declaration of our gratitude for what life has given us and a rejection of the envy we may feel for what others have. And he draws on the ideas and thoughts of various spiritual figures–from G. K. Chesterton to Martin Buber to Paul Tillich–to further expand our understanding of this great psalm and help us benefit from its everyday spiritual wisdom.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawna | 2/18/2014

    " Good book for those going through a time of grieving. The author puts real-world meaning behind the words of the 23rd Psalm that can be applied to life today. It encourages people to live a life full of purpose and cling to God when life lets them down. Great ideas, explanations, and exaxmples. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 barry | 2/14/2014

    " i will fear no evil when i die, i will be in the lords hands. i only ask that my brothers (remeber this alan and edward) and children say kaddish. saying kaddish is not for my soul or the dead; it is too expand the name of the lord as one of his good people has passed on "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 1/21/2014

    " Did you ever have a bad day? Did ever feel alone or lonely? Have you ever felt blue? Read the Lord is my Shepard. Rabbi Kushner takes the 23rd Palsm and breaks apart so the reader can feel the depth of the passages. He shows us what each reference, sentence, passage can mean to us. It is a quick read. I keep it as a reference book for this is my most favorite palsm. Reach out!! Feel better! (For the record, I am a baptist!) Enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia Egbert | 1/11/2014

    " A beautiful interpretation of the 23rd Psalm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 suzy | 10/22/2013

    " I love Rabbi Kushner. A beautiful, book with a lot of insightful interpretations on the meaning of the 23 Psalm. I wish he were a small pocket charm, because if he were I'd bring him with me everywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 10/11/2013

    " yes. on rereading this book i still find it valuable, wise, helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/16/2013

    " Read this one and am reading again. Each chapter focuses on a line of this lovely, comforting psalm. Perfect for bed time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 9/1/2013

    " enduring comfort of the 23rd Psalm. I appreciated the Jewish perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 8/25/2013

    " excellent book! Goes through line by line. Harold Kushner is an excellent author. Also wrote "Living a Life that Matters Most". Both are great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 7/5/2013

    " One of my favorites. Takes things away from theology, and walks us through a simple conclusion of God's over-all purpose in one psalm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/23/2013

    " One of my (and probably yours) favorite psalms analyzed in a comforting, beautiful, thoughtful way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 alisonwonderland | 3/21/2013

    " Inspiring and comforting! I especially loved the chapter about gratitude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne Mattson | 11/6/2012

    " Since Lord is my Shephard is my favorite psalm, I wanted to hear Rabi Kushner's interpretation of it, which was beautiful. I do need to read it again because of the depth of his words needs time to resonate within you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye | 10/21/2012

    " Rabbi Kushner breaks apart the 23rd psalm line by line and expounds on it in relatable language, and wonderful insight. If you want to better understand one of the most beloved and famous psalms, this book is recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Boardman | 9/12/2012

    " One of the books I read and read again. And each time it feels different depending on what's going on in my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/7/2012

    " Kushner is one of my favorite authors, and this is my favorite book he has written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 3/14/2012

    " Beautiffully written. Takes the 23rd Psalm and translates each line. I found it comforting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacinthe | 5/10/2011

    " I know that when I pick up a Rabbi Kushner book I will find peace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/27/2011

    " the 2nd best book i've read by kushner. a great study of the 23rd Psalm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blair Garrison | 10/7/2010

    " Awesome book from an awesome friend! This is the kind of book that EVERYONE should read at least once a year! No matter where you are in your life journey... This book will inspire and uplift you!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 10/3/2010

    " WOW! This was a great and simple commentary on the 23rd Psalm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline Flohr | 8/26/2010

    " This book offer a spiritual/ biblical approach to your pain. And for anything who believes in God, this is a must-read. It soothes your soul. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 8/26/2010

    " This is a really wonderful book - not heavy, but truly inspirational. In this small book, Rabbi Kushner discusses the biblical chapter line by line, with a chapter devoted to each. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 alisonwonderland | 5/17/2010

    " Inspiring and comforting! I especially loved the chapter about gratitude. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacinthe | 11/14/2009

    " I know that when I pick up a Rabbi Kushner book I will find peace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/24/2009

    " Read this one and am reading again. Each chapter focuses on a line of this lovely, comforting psalm. Perfect for bed time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/1/2009

    " One of my (and probably yours) favorite psalms analyzed in a comforting, beautiful, thoughtful way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 barry | 10/13/2008

    " i will fear no evil when i die, i will be in the lords hands. i only ask that my brothers (remeber this alan and edward) and children say kaddish. saying kaddish is not for my soul or the dead; it is too expand the name of the lord as one of his good people has passed on "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 7/25/2008

    " A beautiful interpretation of the 23rd Psalm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/30/2008

    " Kushner is one of my favorite authors, and this is my favorite book he has written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/24/2008

    " the 2nd best book i've read by kushner. a great study of the 23rd Psalm. "

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About the Author
Author Harold S. Kushner

Harold S. Kushner is the author of several bestselling books on coping with life’s challenges. He has been honored by the Christophers as one of the fifty people who have made the world a better place. He is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Isreal in Natick, Massachusetts.