Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life

Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life

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Kushner distills nine essential lessons from the sum of his teaching, study and experience, offering a lifetime's worth of spiritual food for thought, pragmatic advice, inspiration for better living, and strength for trying times. With insights into everything from belief ("there is no commandment in Judaism to believe in God"), to conscience (the Garden of Eden story as you've never heard it), to mercy ("forgiveness is a favor you do yourself, not a favor to the person who offended you"), grounded in Kushner's brilliant readings of Scripture, history and popular culture, Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life is an addition to Kushner's oeuvre.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780385354097
Branch Call Number: 296.7 KUS 2015
Characteristics: x, 171 pages ; 20 cm

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Onewhoissaved
Jul 02, 2018

Rabbi Kushner has done everyone a real human service by sharing 'his' nine points of essential knowledge of life. No one needs to be Jewish to appreciate what he writes. Also, no one needs to feel argumentive about what Kushner posits. I love how he gives us the names of other men and women who have written books that we can read for ourselves. But the best candidates for learning about life are those who do believe in God on a permanent basis not just a temporary ones. If you think you can toy around with the Lord, daring Him to convince you of His existence then you are a sham learner. Rabbi Kushner leaves untouched the meaning of Jesus. For that reason alone I will be moving on with the Bible first on my list of reference material of what to say about my life.

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fred98115
Sep 09, 2017

Rabbi summons wisdom from eighty years of life and offers thoughts on our relationship with God. Small volume that can be either skimmed or read in depth.

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ljbabat
Oct 13, 2016

Too GOd oriented for me

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