When All You Ever Wanted Isn't Enough

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With the same compassion and wisdom that powered his phenomenal bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold Kushner addresses a need that is universal and timeless — the wish for a meaningful life.
Why is it that, after attaining many of our goals, we are left with a sense that something vital is missing? In his deeply inspiring bestseller, Rabbi Kushner shows us how to live as human beings are meant to. He guides us to a heightened sense of joy, purpose, and ...

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Overview

With the same compassion and wisdom that powered his phenomenal bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold Kushner addresses a need that is universal and timeless — the wish for a meaningful life.
Why is it that, after attaining many of our goals, we are left with a sense that something vital is missing? In his deeply inspiring bestseller, Rabbi Kushner shows us how to live as human beings are meant to. He guides us to a heightened sense of joy, purpose, and meaning, and helps us to redirect our energies toward goals that will bring us lasting happiness and true fulfillment.

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Editorial Reviews

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The Washington Post Thoughtful, well reasoned...a useful spiritual survival manual.

The Baltimore Sun Rabbi Harold S. Kushner has written a...book to give disillusioned Americans something to feel good about.

Redbook Inspirational...Rabbi Kushner gives good people more good advice.

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Kushner's new book is likely to match his When Bad Things Happen to Good People as a bestseller. In the rabbi's sympathetic and eminently readable guide, discontented people can find reasons to banish doubts on whether living is worthwhile. The Book of Ecclesiastes is the main source of reassurance here, for the spiritually bankrupt. Citing the short entry in the Old Testament as ``the most dangerous in the Bible,'' the author argues that a fear of uselessness is humanity's ancient enemy. Ecclesiastes poured out his complaints that all his wealth and wisdom and achievements were nothing: he must die and be forgotten like an animal. Why does God withhold the power to enjoy the gifts that are the scribe's by the grace of God? Exploring the despair voiced in these pages, Kushner emphasizes the lesson that the unknown writer finally learned more than 1000 years agoevery person matters. Readers will benefit from Kushner's advice on making their lives matter to themselves and others. First serial to Redbook; Literary Guild selection. (April 14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743234733
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 1/29/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 429,158
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold Kushner has been a rabbi for more than thirty years. His bestselling books have helped millions of people find in faith a source of help for coping with life's problems.

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Table of Contents

1. Was There Something I Was Supposed to Do with My Life? 13
2. The Most Dangerous Book in the Bible 31
3. The Loneliness of Looking Out for Number One 45
4. When It Hurts Too Much to Feel 65
5. Feeling No Pain, Feeling No Joy 85
6. "But the Fool Walks in Darkness" 101
7. Who's Afraid of the Fear of God? 115
8. Go Eat Your Bread in Gladness 137
9. Why I Am Not Afraid to Die 153
10. One Question Left Unanswered 175
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