Author: Stephen Garrard Post
Release Date: 2007-05
Examines the life-enhancing benefits of compassion, generosity, kindness, and caring, establishing a link between doing good and physical health, longevity, well-being, and life-satisfaction, and outlining a personalized plan for creating a more generousl
Author: Stephen Post, Ph.D.
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release Date: 2007-05-08
A longer life. A happier life. A healthier life. Above all, a life that matters—so that when you leave this world, you’ll have changed it for the better. If science said you could have all this just by altering one behavior, would you? Dr. Stephen Post has been making headlines by funding studies at the nation’s top universities to prove once and for all the life-enhancing benefits of caring, kindness, and compassion. The exciting new research shows that when we give of ourselves, especially if we start young, everything from life-satisfaction to self-realization and physical health is significantly affected. Mortality is delayed. Depression is reduced. Well-being and good fortune are increased. In their life-changing new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Dr. Post and journalist Jill Neimark weave the growing new science of love and giving with profoundly moving real-life stories to show exactly how giving unlocks the doors to health, happiness, and a longer life. The astounding new research includes a fifty-year study showing that people who are giving during their high school years have better physical and mental health throughout their lives. Other studies show that older people who give live longer than those who don’t. Helping others has been shown to bring health benefits to those with chronic illness, including HIV, multiple sclerosis, and heart problems. And studies show that people of all ages who help others on a regular basis, even in small ways, feel happiest. Why Good Things Happen to Good People offers ten ways to give of yourself, in four areas of life, all proven by science to improve your health and even add to your life expectancy. (And not one requires you to write a check.) The one-of-a-kind “Love and Longevity Scale” scores you on all ten ways, from volunteering to listening, loyalty to forgiveness, celebration to standing up for what you believe in. Using the lessons and guidelines in each chapter, you can create a personalized plan for a more generous life, finding the style of giving that suits you best. The astonishing connection between generosity and health is so convincing that it will inspire readers to change their lives in ways big and small. Get started today. A longer, healthier, happier life awaits you.
Author: Harold S. Kushner
Release Date: 2004
Hat Leiden einen Sinn?CCRRCCRREin sehr persönliches und aufrichtig geschriebenes Buch Wie kann Gott es zulassen, dass Menschen, die an ihn glauben und ihr Leben an ihm ausrichten, von schweren Schicksalsschlägen getroffen werden?CCRRCCRRKrankheit und Tod seines Sohnes Aaron bewegten Harold Kushner, dieses Buch zu schreiben. Gott kann Unglück nicht verhindern - so lautet einer der Kernsätze seines Buches. Durch das erlittene Leid fand Kushner seinen Weg zu einem neuen Verständnis von Gott. Mit seinem Buch möchte er Betroffenen Mut machen, mit dem, was ihnen widerfahren ist, zu leben, und Außenstehenden zeigen, wie sie mit Betroffenen besser umgehen können.CCRRCCRREin wichtiges Buch über menschliches Leid und die Frage nach der Gerechtigkeit Gottes.CCRRCCRRDIE ZEITCCRRCCRRDieses ehrliche Buch ist in der Lage, in der Tiefe Hoffnung entstehen zu lassen.CCRRCCRRLutherische Monatshefte
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.
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.
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!
Life is full of challenges. Some of the challenges we face in life are so painful that we invariably ask, Why is this happening to me? The Bible promises a day in the future when there will be no more pain and no more sorrow when the Lord establishes a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21:1-4). But until then, bad things will continue to happen. But we are not helpless. The Bible provides answers to suffering that will help us deal with the painful challenges we face. By following Biblical prescriptions we can grow spiritually and emotionally. Lifes difficulties will no longer be viewed as evils, but as challenges to be overcome with victory; lifes adversities can be made to work for us rather than against us.
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.
Author: Christine Daniel
Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Daniel relates her conversion to Christianity, touching on miraculous events in her medical practice, her personal health challenges that were impacted by prayer, and how faith saw her through one of the most difficult times in her life. (Christian)
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.”
Author: J. P. Vaswani
Publisher: New You Books
Release Date: 2005-05-01
The book entitled "A Girl Called Anne", is suitable for all ages. While it sets out to be an inspiration to its readers, it manages to capture the imagination and gives an insight into a real jamaican family life. The story is based on the life of a jamaican girl, living in rural jamaica in the 20th century. This touching story tells how unforeseen circumstances and challenges can adversely affect a child'hs life. As the story unfolds, the reader gets a closer look at family life in rural Jamaica, West Indies, some unfamiliar customs and behaviours that are therefore expliained in the Glossary. The story is told through humour, historical facts, childhood memories, love scenes, and some scenes that may cause one to ponder how all these lead eventually to self actualization. Conversely, it is a clear indication of how strength of character, and determination are enabling factors in overcoming challenges and are contributors to happiness and prosperity in the end. "A Girl Called Anne", is a fascinating story which ensures the reader is gripped to the finish. The language is simple and, is easily understood. It is a book that a reader will definitely want to own.
Author: Edward D. Andrews
Publisher: Christian Publishing House
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Herein Andrews will answer the “why.” He will address whether God is responsible for the suffering we see. He will also delve into whether God’s foreknowledge is compatible with our having free will. He will consider how we can objectively view Bible evidence, as he answers why an almighty, loving and just God would allow bad things to happen to good people. Will there ever be an end to the suffering? He will explain why life is so unfair and does God step in and solve our every problem because we are faithful? He will also discuss how the work of the Holy Spirit and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit should be understood in the light of wickedness. Lastly, Andrews will also offer biblical counsel on how we can cope when any tragedy strikes, as well as how we can avoid letting any lingering doubts destroy our faith, and how we can prevent our feelings from controlling us, as we overcome the anxieties of life.
"Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen" von Bestseller-Autorin Hannah Kent ist ein mitreißendes Drama um die Macht von Angst und Aberglaube - basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Irland 1825: Die 14-jährige Mary soll der verwitweten Bäuerin Nora mit deren schwer behindertem Enkel Michael zur Hand gehen. Der kleine Junge, so munkelt man im Dorf, sei ein Wechselbalg, ein Feenkind, und mache die Kühe krank. Mary gibt nichts auf das Gerede, doch als Nora davon hört, reift in der einsamen, verzweifelten Frau eine ungeheuerliche Idee: Wenn es ihr gelingt, den Wechselbalg zu vertreiben, würde sie den gesunden Michael wiederbekommen und endlich wieder eine echte Familie haben. Getrieben von Angst und Aberglaube und unterstützt durch die geheimnisvolle Kräuterfrau Nance ist sie bald bereit, alles zu versuchen – und Mary fällt es immer schwerer, sich gegen die beiden Frauen durchzusetzen. Hannah Kent gelingt es durch ihre kristallklare Sprache erneut, eine grausame und wahre Geschichte eindringlich zu erzählen; die raue Schönheit Irlands verschmilzt mit dem Seelenleben ihrer Figuren, die dem Leser, wie schon in ihrem Debüt-Roman "Das Seelenhaus", ganz nahe kommen.