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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,976 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harold S. Kushner Narrator: Harold S. Kushner Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As a young theology student, Harold Kushner puzzled over the Book of Job. As a small-town rabbi he counseled other people through pain and grief. But not until he learned that his three-year-old son, Aaron, would die in his early teens of a rare disease, did he confront one of life's most difficult questions: Where do we find the resources to cope when tragedy strikes?

I knew that one day I would write this book, says Rabbi Kushner. I would write it out of my own need to put into words some of the most important things I have come to believe and know. And I would write it to help other people who might one day find themselves in a similar predicament. I am fundamentally a religious man who has been hurt by life, and I wanted to write a book that could be given to the person who has been hurt by life, and who knows in his heart that if there is justice in the world, he deserved better...If you are such a person, if you want to believe in God's goodness and fairness but find it hard because of the things that have happened to you and to people you care about, and if this audio helps you do that, then I will have succeeded in distilling some blessing out of Aaron's pain and tears. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue | 2/20/2014

    " A classic - and if it isn't, it should be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stefania | 2/12/2014

    " Read this after my brother's accident and changed me forever. I believe saved me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharon | 2/6/2014

    " Everyone should read this book because at some point in all of our lives we need the wisdom in it - what to say to someone when a loved one has died, how to explain to your kids why some things happen and hard to understand "why God would let that happen",invaluable and inspirational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sunny morris | 12/28/2013

    " I loved this entire book. He talked a lot about how people wrongly blame God for their misfortunes or believe is is their fault that these things happen to them. It is so hard to hear people say "everything happens for a reason". No, accidents happen, sickness happens, its no ones fault. This world is unpredictable. Anyone wanting to comfort a friend or family member after they have lost someone should read this book. It is so easy to say the wrong thing. My favorite condolence (or least favorite I guess) after losing my brother was "Heavenly Father needed him in heaven to be a missionary". That was not comforting. Don't give reasons, just be there to listen and comfort. And don't blame God. "

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