When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Author: Harold S. Kushner

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307430205

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The #1 bestselling inspirational classic from the nationally known spiritual leader; a source of solace and hope for over 4 million readers. When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that meant the boy would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. In these pages, Kushner shares his wisdom as a rabbi, a parent, a reader, and a human being. Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.
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The Book of Job

When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person

Author: Harold S. Kushner

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0805243070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Part of the Jewish Encounter series From one of our most trusted spiritual advisers, a thoughtful, illuminating guide to that most fascinating of biblical texts, the book of Job, and what it can teach us about living in a troubled world. The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a good man. Yet after losing everything, Job—though confused, angry, and questioning God—refuses to reject his faith, although he challenges some central aspects of it. Rabbi Harold S. Kushner examines the questions raised by Job’s experience, questions that have challenged wisdom seekers and worshippers for centuries. What kind of God permits such bad things to happen to good people? Why does God test loyal followers? Can a truly good God be all-powerful? Rooted in the text, the critical tradition that surrounds it, and the author’s own profoundly moral thinking, Kushner’s study gives us the book of Job as a touchstone for our time. Taking lessons from historical and personal tragedy, Kushner teaches us about what can and cannot be controlled, about the power of faith when all seems dark, and about our ability to find God. Rigorous and insightful yet deeply affecting, The Book of Job is balm for a distressed age—and Rabbi Kushner’s most important book since When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
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What Happens to Good People When Bad Things Happen

Author: Robert A. Schuller

Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800717124

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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This hope-giving book helps readers understand that God's blessings are available in the present and that they can take hold of them. Different chapters view God's blessing, even when life hurts, when forgiveness is needed, when you reach out to others, when you need refuge, and when you don't feel the joy of His presence.
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Organizations

How Effective Manager's Prepare for Crisis

Author: Starr Mayer

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1600378625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN--discusses the dreaded possibility that a crisis might strike a nonprofit group. Defining a crisis as an event which threatens the existence of the organization, "When Bad Things Happen to Good Organizations" goes on to discuss prevention and cure by focusing on policies and people. While other books offer management advice to nonprofits or discuss organizational development, "When Bad Things Happen to Good Organizations" is a vital resource for every nonprofit which might encounter a disaster--which is to say, every nonprofit organization. The focus on policies and on people (board and staff) is from the discrete perspective of preventing crises which might be prevented and mitigating the damage of those which cannot. "When Bad Things Happen to Good Organizations" will bring peace of mind to leaders of nonprofits, whether they be executives or boards or pastors or councils. It is practical and can be implemented easily.
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If There Is a God, Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Author: Christine Daniel

Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing

ISBN: 1933899387

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Daniel relates her conversion to Christianity, touching on miraculous events in her medical practice, her personal health challenges that were impacted by prayer, and how faith saw her through one of the most difficult times in her life. (Christian)
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages

How to Stay Together When Life Pulls You Apart

Author: Les and Leslie Parrott

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310867053

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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No matter how good your marriage is, it’s not invulnerable. Bad things happen to the best of marriages. The question isn’t whether you’ll face struggles as a couple, but how you’ll handle them when they come. When the going gets tough, what does it take to preserve--and in the long run, even strengthen--your union?Relationship experts and award-winning authors Les and Leslie Parrott believe the same forces that can destroy a marriage can become the catalyst for new relational depth and richness--provided you make wise choices. You can even survive any of the four most heartbreaking crises a marriage can endure: infidelity, addiction, infertility, and loss. The stories and insights of couples who have made it through the worst will encourage you that your marriage is worth fighting for, not just because quitting is so devastating but because the rewards of sticking it out are so great.The Parrotts explain why every marriage starts out good but inevitably bumps into bad things. Then, drawing on their wealth of professional and personal experience as a married couple, they discuss:Three Good Things That Turn Bad for Some CouplesOne Bad Thing Every Marriage Can Make BetterSix Bad Things That Sneak Up on Good MarriagesFour Bad Things That Jolt Good Marriages to Their CoreHow Good Marriages Battle Bad ThingsIn the next-to-last chapter, the Parrotts take you inside the very soul of your marriage--why it so often aches and how a vital connection with God can join your hearts together in ways you’ve never imagined.Designed for use with its accompanying, individual workbooks for husbands and wives, When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages could be a life saver for your relationship. It can make the difference between a marriage that founders on the shoals of circumstance and one that grows through hardship to release undreamed-of goodness and blessing in your lives.
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Wrestling for the Blessing: When 'Bad' Things Happen to 'Good' People

Author: Sara Thompson

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1629074373

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though NOTHING is a miracle, and the other is as though EVERYTHING is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein and I believe on miracles—join us! In fact, if I could just say one thing to you, it would be; ‘Always, always, always… Expect a Miracle!’ Through the pages of my book you will find sometimes graphic and possibly disturbing situations. But, don’t give up—please continue reading—I promise you, I reveal the blessings hidden deep inside all of those uglier ‘messings’. Together, we will uncover: The blueprint to wrestling for your very own blessings The secrets to revealing your personal miracles The process to doubling your blessings by paying them forward.
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages Workbook for Wives

Author: Les Parrott

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780310239031

Category: Religion

Page: 48

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These workbooks—one for the husband and one for the wife—accompany Les and Leslie Parrott’s hardcover book When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages. Twenty exercises help each husband and wife work through the book. In the main book, the Parrotts talk about how every marriage begins well but bumps into bad things. They outline how marriage can survive bad things happening with five basic things—responsibility, hope, forgiveness, empathy, and commitment.
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