Living a Life That Matters

  • by Harold S. Kushner
  • Narrated by Harold S. Kushner
  • 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the celebrated author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, a profound and practical audio about doing well by doing good.For decades now, from the pulpit and through his writing, Rabbi Harold Kushner has been helping people navigate the rough patches of life: loss, guilt, crises of faith. Now, in this compelling new work, he addresses an equally important issue: our craving for significance, the need to know that our lives and our choices mean something.We sometimes do great things, and sometimes terrible things, to reassure ourselves that we matter to the world. We sometimes confuse fame, power, and wealth with true achievement. But finally we need to think of ourselves as good people, and we are troubled when we compromise our integrity in the pursuit of what we think of as success.Harold Kushner tells us that the path to a truly successful and significant life is through friendship, through family, and through acts of generosity and self-sacrifice. He describes how, in affecting the life of even one person in a positive way, we make a difference in the world, and prove that we do in fact matter.

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What the Critics Say

"Top-notch pastoral counsel." (Booklist)
"Another Kushner juggernaut." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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A refreshing pause from self-indulgence

So much of what passes for advice on living revolves around self-esteem and improved performance. Fortunately, the sages of Jewish tradition, and their modern-day inheritors like Rabbi Kushner, still are relevant and on-target, even to this Christian man. What makes us significant is not our accomplishments, but our loving contributions to those around us. I encourage you to read, enjoy, be filled, and go and do likewise.
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- Kevin

An eye opener

The purpose of life is to learn and to love, all the time balancing two burning desires: to be important - to matter and to be good - ethical and moral.
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- Sophia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2001
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks