Through the example of Moses' remarkable resilience, we learn how to weather the disillusionment of dreams unfulfilled, the pain of a lost job or promotion, a child's failures, divorce or abandonment, and illness. We learn how to meet all disappointments with faith in ourselves and the future, and how to respond to heartbreak with understanding rather than bitterness and despair.
This is an audiobook of spiritual wisdom, as practical as it is inspiring.
Don't miss out on Harold Kushner's When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
©2006 Harold S. Kushner; (P)2006 Books on Tape
"[Kushner] scores another hit." (Booklist)
"[Overcoming Life's Disappointments] appeal[s] to anyone who has ever been disappointed." (Publishers Weekly)
I've been member since 2011 (not 2015), but, in protest of AU's refusal on a few returns, I canceled my membership for a week.
This book provides momentary stardust to the guy who feels like he's failed, his hopes dashed; the lady who thinks her life is a disappointment in an empty nest or that she didn't live up to her potential in her career; or anyone else who believes her or his road to money and glory has been forever blocked or even decimated.
This book was published in 2006, written by Rabbi Harold Kushner, also the author of the bestseller "When Bad Things Happen to Good People." Whereas the latter was so helpful to those who, like Rabbi Kushner, lost a loved one, this book is manna, like grains of gratitude for seeing and grasping all that it good within your life, even when it seems that all has gone so wrong. "Overcoming" is the book that others have since tried to write, like "The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success."
This is not an overly religious book or a book only for Jews because it's written by a Rabbi. This is a spiritual book, a positive book, that invokes the life and failures of Moses for its lessons.
If you know someone who has suffered a major life setback, lost a job, a house, a marriage, I cannot recommend to you highly enough that you give this book as a gift.
Rabbi Kushner's book is excellent and reminds the often forgotten thing that we need to have the humility to accept the disappointments in life and appreciate the things that have been given to us more. There is a stress on the fact that there must be balance between trying to changing the world and one's responsibilities to one's own family.
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