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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.
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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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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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Strength Through Adversity

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Author: Brent L. Top

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781621089001

Category: Suffering

Page: 136

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BYU Dean of Religious Education Brent L. Top explores the healing principles that God has given to help us understand and endure adversity.
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Property

Author: Robert A. Simons

Publisher: Environmental Law Institute

ISBN: 9781585761012

Category: Law

Page: 380

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Property features a review of economics and theory of real estate environmental damages, empirical results from peer-reviewed literature, and legal outcomes of environmental contamination litigation in the United States. It also includes chapters written by plaintiff and defense lawyers on litigating environmental cases and addresses the role of the real estate expert. In addition, the book analyzes outcomes with respect to frequency of lawsuit activity, evaluates litigious approaches for multiple damages cases, and discusses the plight of the small claims plaintiff. It concludes with a review of a number of case studies of actual toxic tort cases. When Bad Things Happen to Good Property is packed with various tables, figures, appendices, as well as a very large reference table (the BIG MATRIX) that assists residential property owners (exposed to different types of contamination) and their attorneys find out what kind of damages may be typical when contamination has effected property values.
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When Good Things Happen to Bad People

Author: Martin H. Levinson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440120129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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When Good Things Happen to Bad People offers an irreverent, fast-paced, fact-filled compendium of fifty case studies of notorious villains from Attila the Hun to Dick Cheney who triumphed in life despite, or because of, their dastardly deeds. This book is the perfect foil to Harold Kushner's international bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People. So why do good things happen to bad people? Maybe a certain number of baddies are simply going to get their share of good luck. Maybe the devil is running the universe and he or she likes pleasing his or her favorites. Maybe God is playing a joke on bad people by rewarding them on earth and then punishing them in an afterlife. Or maybe Edmund Burke was on the right track when he said, All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. For evil to triumph less, it follows that good people need to do something like exposing wickedness when they are confronted with it. As the saying goes: "Sunshine is the best disinfectant.
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Prophecies

Author: A. Bernhard Kuiper

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597814555

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Is Christ excited to return to earth for a 1000 years? Does God still love Jacob ( Jews), and still hate Esau (Arabs) ? This book deals with this subject and much more
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21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People

Author: Dave Earley

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1628361476

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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If God is good, why does He allow suffering? Popular author Dave Earley provides solid biblical answers in 21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People. Why does God allow bad things to happen to "good" people? Popular author Dave Earley provides twenty-one key reasons, carefully drawn from scripture and accompanied by contemporary, real-life stories. Written in Earley's casual, readable style, 21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People promises hope and encouragement through the pain.
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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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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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