Overcoming Life's Disappointments

Overcoming Life's Disappointments

Large Print - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
From Harold S. Kushner, the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, a book that 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.

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 a book of spiritual wisdom--as practical as it is inspiring.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on the life, teachings, and example of Moses to present a series of principles designed to help readers cope with such problems of everyday life as the loss of a job, divorce, infertility, and illness.

Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People draws on the life, teachings, and example of Moses to present a series of principles designed to help readers cope with the problems of everyday life, offering guidelines for dealing with disillusionment of an unfulfilled life, the loss of a job, divorce, and more. (Spiritual Life)

Publisher: New York : Knopf, c2006
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780739326503
0739326503
Branch Call Number: LP 296.3118 KUS
Characteristics: xi, 287 p. ;,22 cm.

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