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Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of strength and faith. Moses towers over all others in the Old Testament: he is the man on the mountaintop to whom God speaks with unparalleled intimacy, and he leads his people out of bondage. But he is also deeply human, someone whose soaring triumphs are offset by frustration and longing: his people ignore his teachings, he is denied entrance to the Promised Land, his family suffers. But he overcomes.

Through the example of Moses' remarkable resilience, we learn how to weather the disillusionment of dreams unfulfilled, the pain of a lost job or promotion, a child's failures, divorce or abandonment, and illness. We learn how to meet all disappointments with faith in ourselves and the future, and how to respond to heartbreak with understanding rather than bitterness and despair.

This is an audiobook of spiritual wisdom, as practical as it is inspiring.

Don't miss Harold Kushner's When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
©2006 Harold S. Kushner (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

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"[Overcoming Life's Disappointments] appeal[s] to anyone who has ever been disappointed." (Publishers Weekly)

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I would never have finished this book if I read it. Rabbi Kushner reading his work, with his intonation, made the difference. Otherwise, it would not engage me to continuing. A dichotomy- I most likely will listen again. Perception will help me shape my reality.

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