When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough

When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough

by Harold S. Kushner
     
 

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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,

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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 meaning, and helps us to redirect our energies toward goals that will bring us lasting happiness and true fulfillment.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671732127
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
05/10/1987
Edition description:
REISSUE
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he lives. Best known for his book When Bad Things Happen to Good People, he is also the author of The Lord Is My Shepherd, Living a Life That Matters, How Good Do We Have to Be?, and other books.

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