When Bad Things Happen to Good People

  • by Harold S. Kushner
  • Narrated by Harold S. Kushner
  • 0 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a young theology student, Harold Kushner puzzled over the Book of Job. As a small-town rabbi he counseled other people through pain and grief. But not until he learned that his three-year-old son, Aaron, would die in his early teens of a rare disease, did he confront one of life's most difficult questions: Where do we find the resources to cope when tragedy strikes?"I knew that one day I would write this book," says Rabbi Kushner. "I would write it out of my own need to put into words some of the most important things I have come to believe and know. And I would write it to help other people who might one day find themselves in a similar predicament. I am fundamentally a religious man who has been hurt by life, and I wanted to write a book that could be given to the person who has been hurt by life, and who knows in his heart that if there is justice in the world, he deserved better...If you are such a person, if you want to believe in God's goodness and fairness but find it hard because of the things that have happened to you and to people you care about, and if this audio helps you do that, then I will have succeeded in distilling some blessing out of Aaron's pain and tears."


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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

I was very moved by this book. It gave me such comfort to know that I am not alone. The Rabbi gives his views on strength which has given me much more. In these troubling times, it is good to know that such a book exists.
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- Rhonda

Excellent & very helpful

This audiobook was very helpful to me during a terminal illness of a loved one. It helped me understand "why"...
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- J "JZ"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2001
  • Publisher: Random House Audio