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Living a Life that Matters

A book by Harold S. Kushner

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Living a Life That Matters by Kushner

  • May 14, 2004
This book helps the reader in the long and sometimes difficult
journey through life. He explains the importance of strong
family bonds, friendships, generosity of spirit and sacrifice
for worthy causes/goals.Specific persons in the Bible are cited as evidence of the aforementioned experiences. Esau was said to
be a man ruled by appetites and excesses. G-d changed Jacob's name to Israel. The author pointed to Milton in reasoning that
personal revenge is sweet in contemplation but bitter to carry out. Jeremiah saved both Christianity and Judaism. After Jacob met an angel, he became "shalem" or whole. This book is perfect
for philosophers, theologians. ethicists and a wide constituency
of scholars in academe. This work would be very helpful for
anyone seeking a challenge in understanding the complexity of the theological issues presented.

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review by . September 28, 2002
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Rabbi Harrold Kushner's LIVING A LIFE THAT MATTERS. It had an interesting title; one that suggests a deep message, and I had heard good things about the book in reviews. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed.Being a Christian, I knew that there would be some things that I would not agree with Rabbi Kushner in his book. I was surprised to find how many things I did not agree. For starters, Kushner uses the story of Jacob wrestling with an angel throughout …
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“A valuable companion . . . a set of guideposts for living a useful and fulfilled life, no matter what the future holds.”--The Boston Globe

“A wonderful, much-needed primer on the truly important things in life. Many thanks to Harold Kushner for reminding us what we should never forget.” --Mitch Albom, author ofTuesdays With Morrie

“Full ofÉgreat stories and subtle wisdom....This is a book you don’t want to put down or allow to be too far from you in times of crisis.” --Thomas Moore, author ofCare of the Soul
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ISBN-10: 0385720947
ISBN-13: 978-0385720946
Author: Harold S. Kushner
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Anchor
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