When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Harold S. Kushner
 
When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that meant the boy would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes. Kushner shares his wisdom as a rabbi, a parent, a reader, and a human being. Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow. 
 
Session 1: Why Do the Righteous Suffer? 
 
Session 2: The Story of a Man Named Job 
 
Session 3: Sometimes There Is No Reason 
 
Session 4: No Exceptions for Nice People 
 
Session 5: God Leaves Us Room to Be Human 
 
Session 6: God Helps Those Who Stop Hurting Themselves 
 
Session 7: God Can’t Do Everything, But He Can Do Some Important Things 
 
Session 8: What God, Then, Is Religion?
 
Meetings
Wednesdays (Starting Wednesday, November 4)
10:00 a.m. in Camelot Hall
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