Although many of us deny it, it is not uncommon to feel pleasure over the suffering of others, particularly when we feel that suffering has been deserved. The German word for this concept-Schadenfreude-has become universal in its expression of this feeling. Drawing on the teachings of history's most prominent philosophers, John Portmann explores the concept of Schadenfreude in this rigorous, comprehensive, and absorbing study.
Author: Harold S. Kushner
Release Date: 2007-12-18
The #1 bestselling inspirational classic from the nationally known spiritual leader; a source of solace and hope for over 4 million readers. 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. In these pages, 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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.
Author: Robert A. Schuller
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company
Release Date: 1995
This hope-giving book helps readers understand that God's blessings are available in the present and that they can take hold of them. Different chapters view God's blessing, even when life hurts, when forgiveness is needed, when you reach out to others, when you need refuge, and when you don't feel the joy of His presence.
Author: Harry Dolan
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Release Date: 2011-10-01
»Eine verdammt gute Geschichte.« Karin Slaughter David Loogan ist Redakteur bei einem amerikanischen Krimi- Magazin. Eines Tages tritt sein Boss und Freund Tom mit einer ungewöhnlichen Bitte an ihn heran: Loogan soll ihm helfen, eine Leiche zu vergraben. Nun ja, unter Freunden tut man sich schon mal einen Gefallen. Loogan willigt ein. Doch als Nächstes ist der Boss selber tot. Und das ist noch lange nicht die letzte Leiche im kleinen Ann Arbor! Natürlich nimmt Loogan trotz entschiedener Warnungen seitens der zuständigen Ermittlerin selbst die Fährte auf. Während die beiden einander ständig in die Quere kommen, scheint nach und nach der gesamte Autorenstamm von Loogans Magazin das Zeitliche zu segnen.
Some call it weird. Others, eclectic, creative, hilarious, laugh-out-loud funny, and good old-fashioned snort-milk-out-your-nose humor. Whatever adjective you apply to Close to Home, it has become one of the most popular comic panels in the funny pages today. Close to Home has devout fans that range from elementary students to octogenarians. As one fan put it, "I feel like you have been looking in my window and are drawing my life!" Though by no means a Peeping Tom, John McPherson does have the unique skill of being able to take those idiosyncrasies of daily life that drive us all nuts and infuse them with razor-sharp wit. In When Bad Things Happen to Stupid People John features angry letters from readers, cartoons that were killed by the editor, a glimpse inside his creative process, and never-before-seen photos of his erasers, quill pens, and his lucky drawing slippers. Who could resist it?
If God is good, why does He allow suffering? Popular author Dave Earley provides solid biblical answers in 21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People. Why does God allow bad things to happen to "good" people? Popular author Dave Earley provides twenty-one key reasons, carefully drawn from scripture and accompanied by contemporary, real-life stories. Written in Earley's casual, readable style, 21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People promises hope and encouragement through the pain.
Author: Carole Fleet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
When Bad Things Happen to Good Women is a survivor's toolkit by a leading expert in how to survive tragedy and thrive afterward. Carole Brody Fleet's book is a chorus of voices of females who overcame intense odds and rebounded. Filled with moving stories and specific steps on how to move on, these words of hard-won wisdom make an important component in dealing with trauma. Real-life stories and practical advice on life-altering topics are shared by women of all walks of life. New York Times best-selling author and CBS reporter Lee Woodruff tells the story of how her news correspondent and anchorman husband Bob Woodruff nearly died from a roadside bombing in Iraq. Kristen Moeller of Tiny House Nation on A&E describes the devastating wildfire that destroyed her home, and how she overcame losing literally everything. A bride-to-be shares the wedding day that became a memorial for her groom when he died in a car wreck on his way to the church. No matter the trauma, Carole Brody Fleet makes sure readers are equipped with the tools and techniques to thrive after any tragedy — with a big heart and peaceful mind intact.
Author: Martin H. Levinson
Release Date: 2009-02-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
When Good Things Happen to Bad People offers an irreverent, fast-paced, fact-filled compendium of fifty case studies of notorious villains from Attila the Hun to Dick Cheney who triumphed in life despite, or because of, their dastardly deeds. This book is the perfect foil to Harold Kushner’s international bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People. So why do good things happen to bad people? Maybe a certain number of baddies are simply going to get their share of good luck. Maybe “the devil” is running the universe and he or she likes pleasing his or her favorites. Maybe God is playing a joke on bad people by rewarding them on earth and then punishing them in an afterlife. Or maybe Edmund Burke was on the right track when he said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” For evil to triumph less, it follows that good people need to do something—like exposing wickedness when they are confronted with it. As the saying goes: "Sunshine is the best disinfectant.”
If God is good, why do bad things happen? Is God in total control of life on earth? Does everything happen for a divine reason? Does God punish us? Is God testing us? What about the judgment of God? What about Job's suffering and Paul's thorn? When does God answer prayer? Isn't it time to get the right answers about God and eliminate those big, nagging question marks? Yes, it is time. In God, Why? Chas Stevenson presents powerful, precise, scriptural logic that eradicates popular spiritual myths and flawed teaching that has misled and confused people about God's character and God's good will. You're about to make a delightful discovery of Bible truths that will clear the hazy image of God and bring the reality of who he is and how he works into plain sight. If you have a personal relationship with God already, God, Why? will bring relief to your soul, strengthen your faith, and empower you for life. If you aren't sure about God, it will resolve the spiritual inconsistencies that may have obstructed your view of God. And for everyone, God, Why? will end the confusion by accurately answering the tough questions. At last, a solid explanation of why things happen that will leave you happy...with hope and certainty about God Almighty!
Many people wonder why bad things happen to good people. You have to realize that there are many things which are hidden from us; and they are known to God. And we do not have to worry ourselves to know about many of them, especially when knowing the true nature and reason may not avail any good. We are not God; and we cannot know everything. Yet God reveals what He wants us to know to us. The Spirit of God reveals many things to us; but He reveals what God wants us to know. And you may not have to use what God told you about a situation to generalize and apply it to some other situations. If you do, you may be erring and deceiving yourself and others.
Auditory hallucinations rank amongst the most treatment resistant symptoms of schizophrenia, with command hallucinations being the most distressing, high risk and treatment resistant of all. This new work provides clinicians with a detailed guide, illustrating in depth the techniques and strategies developed for working with command hallucinations. Woven throughout with key cases and clinical examples, Cognitive Therapy for Command Hallucinations clearly demonstrates how these techniques can be applied in a clinical setting. Strategies and solutions for overcoming therapeutic obstacles are shown alongside treatment successes and failures to provide the reader with an accurate understanding of the complexities of cognitive therapy. This helpful and practical guide with be of interest to clinical and forensic psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapists, nurses and psychiatrists.
Author: Dr. Charlie B. Mayson
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Bad things happen to good people. Life shows up at your door and either your prepared or your not. Good hard working people have to prepare for difficult times. Behind the Glass is the first in a series of books about a mans journey through an unjust legal system. His tools for spiritual development and his preperations for a possible long prison term.
Dieses Buch macht Sie stark! Und das sofort! Depression und Burnout sind für Amy Morin keine Fremdworte: Auf den Tag genau drei Jahre, nachdem sie ihre Mutter verloren hatte, starb ihr Mann ganz plötzlich an einem Herzinfarkt. Morin wurde mit nur 26 Jahren Witwe und musste selbst lernen, nach diesen schweren Schicksalsschlägen zu mentaler Stärke zu finden. Sie nutzte den Umbruch zum Neuanfang. Die Psychotherapeutin und Sozialpädagogin Amy Morin weiß: Wir alle sind nur so gut, wie unsere schlechtesten Angewohnheiten es zulassen. Sie sind wie eine schwere Last, sie behindern, ermüden und frustrieren. Sie halten uns davon ab, unser Potential voll auszunutzen, sie führen zu Depression und Burnout. Unsere mentale Stärke und Resilienz steigern wir, indem wir negative Verhaltens- und Denkmuster ablegen, wie z.B. in Selbstmitleid zu versinken, sofortige Erfolge zu erwarten oder das Alleinsein zu fürchten. Freuen wir uns stattdessen auf Veränderungen, besiegen wir unsere Ängste, werden wir glücklich und erfolgreich! Der erste Ratgeber mit einem ganz neuen Ansatz zur Verbesserung der mentalen Stärke und der Resilienz: mitreißend, effektiv und überzeugend!