Living a Life That Matters by Harold S. Kushner
Resolving the Conflict between Conscience and Success

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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 bridges the gap between these seemingly irreconcilable needs, showing us how even our smallest daily actions can become stepping stones toward integrity.

Drawing on the stories of his own congregants, on literature, current events and, above all, on the Biblical story of Jacob, the worldly trickster who evolves into a man of God --Kushner addresses some of the most persistent dilemmas of the human condition: Why do decent people so often violate their moral standards? How can we pursue justice without giving in to the lure of revenge? How can we turn our relationships with family and friends into genuine sources of meaning? Persuasive and sympathetic, filled with humanity and warmth, Living a Life That Matters is a deeply rewarding book.


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About Harold S. Kushner

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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.
 
Published December 16, 2003 by Anchor. 176 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Soon after his international bestsellerWhen Bad Things Happen to Good People appeared in 1981, Kushner stopped being a congregational rabbi in order to devote full-time to writing and lecturing.

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Rabbi Kushner (When Bad Things Happen to Good People, etc.) outlines a common human struggle between the need to feel successful and the need to think of oneself

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Kushner gives a lot of examples from his life and from history to back his opinions up, but always comes to the same conclusion: we touch many people throughout our lives, and all that really matters is that it´s lived with love.

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What really matters in your life?

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Spirituality & Practice

"Much of the time, I live in the world of work and commerce .

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