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Read this book regardless of your religious belief/philosophy of life -
on 6 February 2017
What an emotive, interesting and compassionate book! Written by a Rabbi who had experienced the heart wrenching loss of a child to progeria. This book which uses a belief in God as a backdrop to understanding why bad things happen to good people - can be related to many other philosophies of life - such as mine which is Buddhism. Harold Kushner introduces a different way of interpreting awful things and suggests that God is not resposnible for the bad things but that his presence is there to support when bad things happen, versus the ideology of 'God must have need your dad more than you did', or a punishing God for misdeeds - such as 'my daughter is gravely ill because I haven't been to synagogue for 5 years'. I really recommend this book.