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Overcoming Life's Disappointments

by Harold S. Kushner

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Overcoming Life's Disappointments by Harold S. Kushner
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  • Published Aug 2006
    192 pages
    Genre: Advice

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Shows us how to be our best selves even when things don’t turn out as we had hoped—that is, how we can overcome life’s disappointments. Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of strength and faith. Moses towers over all others in the Old Testament: he is the man on the mountaintop to whom God speaks with unparalleled intimacy, and he leads his people out of bondage. But he is also deeply human, someone whose soaring triumphs are offset by frustration and longing: his people ignore his teachings, he is denied entrance to the Promised Land, his family suffers. But he overcomes.

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"Starred review. This readable and sensitive discussion of "Life is tough; let's be strong enough not to be broken by it" should appeal to anyone who has ever been disappointed." - PW.

"[A]nother hit .... based on the theme and philosophy of his previous best-sellers. His idea is to explain the inexplicable in terms that turn negatives into ways of coping." - Booklist.

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Rabbi Kusher is the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People (1981) and 9 other books.

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