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From the life of Moses, Kushner gleans principles that can help us deal with the problems we encounter. 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.
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Publication Date: 2006
The New York Times best-selling guide to being your best self, even when things dont turn out as youd hoped.
The beloved author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner here turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of strength and faiththe lessons that teach us how to overcome the disappointments that life inherently brings. We can learn how to meet all disappointments with faith in ourselves and the future, and how to respond to heartbreakhow to weather the disillusionment of dreams unfulfilled, the pain of a lost job, divorce or abandonment, illness, and morewith understanding rather than bitterness and despair. With Kushners signature warmth, Overcoming Lifes Disappointments is a book of spiritual wisdomas practical as it is inspiring.
Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, having long served that congregation. He is best known as the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
"No human relationship is without betrayal, irritation and annoyance, but Kushner makes clear that its what we do about such obstacles that matter."
Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Compassionate and wise, Rabbi Kushner is a master of the story that heals."
Deborah Tannen, author of Youre Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation
"An articulate, no-nonsense treatise.... A readably inspirational homily leavened with subtle humor.... Kushner's book can serve to fortify us in times of loss and frustration."
The Jerusalem Report
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