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5.0 out of 5 stars How to find courage, resilience and serenity
Harold Kushner is a Jewish C S Lewis. He can write about theology in a way that makes it comforting and helpful. He uses Moses as an example of someone who achieved great things, but also experienced setbacks and disappointment.

When Moses smashed or dropped the tablets of stone after descending the mountaintop and finding the children of Israel indulging in...
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5.0 out of 5 stars How to find courage, resilience and serenity, 24 Jun. 2012
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Harold Kushner is a Jewish C S Lewis. He can write about theology in a way that makes it comforting and helpful. He uses Moses as an example of someone who achieved great things, but also experienced setbacks and disappointment.

When Moses smashed or dropped the tablets of stone after descending the mountaintop and finding the children of Israel indulging in lewd partying around the Golden Calf, it was a huge blow.

But he later gathered up the broken fragments and he kept them. They were a memory of how idealism can be thwarted but rebuilding often provides new perspectives and compensations. Was it a sign of discontent with God when Moses hit the rock with his staff to bring forth the water? There are several interpretations. Did that mean that God took away his chance to enter the Promised Land? Maybe.

I always finish Harold Kushner's books within a few days. They're wise and uplifting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Disappointments are inevitable, as in life, 21 Mar. 2014
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I liked this book, because it's well written, and it helped me understand that disappointments, in life, are inevitable.
Rav Kushner bring the example of Moses's life, spent saving his people, but always disappointed by the response he met.
There are five important things, for a full moral life: family,friends, faith, work,and making a difference.
Even Moses managed to get only four, sacrificing his family.
The message is, that to have a fulfilling life,you have to dream big, but disappointments are inevitable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 22 Nov. 2014
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An easily readable book-looking forward to reading it.
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