The Book of Job Hardback

When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person

by Harold S. Kushner;

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The Book of Job

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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.

--- About Harold S. Kushner ---

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.

The Book of Job by Harold S. Kushner was published by Schocken Books in October 2012 and is our 38621st best seller. The ISBN for The Book of Job is 9780805242928.

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“A current, accessible examination of a difficult and wondrous jewel of world literature.” -Kirkus
“Kushner skillfully analyzes this complex story, surveying many sources along with offering his own impressive interpretation.” -Publishers Weekly

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Details for The Book of Job

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherSchocken Books (October 2012)
Number of Pages224
Thickness22 mm
Height197 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4037098
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