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Harold S. Kushner
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  • About this Author
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Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in the Boston suburb of Natick, Massachusetts. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he is the author of more than a dozen books on coping with life’s challenges, including, most recently, the best-selling Conquering Fear and Overcoming Life’s Disappointments.

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The Book of Job
When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $24.00

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... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

The Book of Job
When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.

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Conquering Fear
Living Boldly in an Uncertain World
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2010
Price: $14.95

From the best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, an illuminating book about fear—and what we can do to overcome it.

An inescapable component of our lives, fear comes in many guises. In uncertain times, coping with these fears can be especially challenging, but in this indispensable book, Harold... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Conquering Fear

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: eBook, 182 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

Living a Life that Matters

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 16, 2003
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Living a Life that Matters

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 20, 2002
Price: $13.95

Most of us need to feel that we matter in some way; perhaps this explains the high value placed on titles, corner offices, and even fleeting celebrity. But most of us also need to feel that we are good people. In this luminous yet practical book of spiritual advice, Harold Kushner... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Lord Is My Shepherd

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 24, 2004
Price: $14.00

From the author of the best-selling When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Living a Life That Matters—a new book of practical spirituality, of inspiration and encouragement gleaned from what may be the best-known and best-loved chapter in the Bible: the Twenty-third Psalm.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Lord Is My Shepherd
Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalm
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $19.95

From the author of the best-selling When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Living a Life That Matters—a new book of practical spirituality, of inspiration and encouragement gleaned from what may be the best-known and best-loved chapter in the Bible: the Twenty-third Psalm.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Lord Is My Shepherd
Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalm
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

Overcoming Life's Disappointments

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $9.99

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Overcoming Life's Disappointments

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $13.95

From Harold S. Kushner, author of the inspirational #1 bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, comes a book that shows us how to be our best selves even when things don’t turn out as we had hoped.

Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of... Read more >

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $10.99

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People
20th Anniversary Edition, with a New Preface by the Author
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 4, 2001
Price: $24.00

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 24, 2004
Price: $12.95

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... Read more >

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When Children Ask About God
A Guide for Parents Who Don't Always Have All the Answers
Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 24, 1995
Price: $14.95

Who made God? Can God hear my prayers? Why does God let people die? The author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People helps parents understand their children’s fears and fantasies, and offers advice on answering their questions about religion, the Bible, illness, and bereavement. Read more >
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