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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.
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.
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: David Henry
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Why bad things happen to good people has always been one of the hard questions of Christianity. While the answer is explained here in a format and in language children can understand, My biggest hope in writing this is for people to be able to step out of their humanity for a moment and look at the story with a slightly larger perspective.
Author: Harold S. Kushner
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Part of the Jewish Encounter series From one of our most trusted spiritual advisers, a thoughtful, illuminating guide to that most fascinating of biblical texts, the book of Job, and what it can teach us about living in a troubled world. The story of Job is one of unjust things happening to a good man. Yet after losing everything, Job—though confused, angry, and questioning God—refuses to reject his faith, although he challenges some central aspects of it. Rabbi Harold S. Kushner examines the questions raised by Job’s experience, questions that have challenged wisdom seekers and worshippers for centuries. What kind of God permits such bad things to happen to good people? Why does God test loyal followers? Can a truly good God be all-powerful? Rooted in the text, the critical tradition that surrounds it, and the author’s own profoundly moral thinking, Kushner’s study gives us the book of Job as a touchstone for our time. Taking lessons from historical and personal tragedy, Kushner teaches us about what can and cannot be controlled, about the power of faith when all seems dark, and about our ability to find God. Rigorous and insightful yet deeply affecting, The Book of Job is balm for a distressed age—and Rabbi Kushner’s most important book since When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
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: Billy Graham
Publisher: World Audience Inc
Release Date: 2017-03-10
The authors are: Billy Graham, Adrian Rogers, John A. Huffman, Jr., Thomas K. Tewell, James Kennedy, William Bouknight, Reverend Chuck Smith, Michael W. Foss, Robert Anthony Schuller, Robert H. Schuller, Dr. Roger Swearington. Why bad things happen to good people is a topic that has increasingly captured my attention-and for two principal reasons: First, the number of dedicated Christians and Jews to whom this question seems to remain quietly disturbing-in times of personal crisis, occasionally even evoking a desperate plea: Why, God? Second, the effect upon agnostics. This appears even more devastating and often more decisive: "If this is how Christianity or Judaism works in times of need; if this is how God operates, I'm not interested!" Such is not an uncommon agnostic's response. There are, no doubt, a number of other personal, historical, sociological, and family factors in play, which would more precisely define any given agnostic's reluctance to accept God or to join a church or synagogue. World Audience Publishers, New York www.worldaudience.org
Why do bad things happen to good people? I started writing this book years ago to answer my own questions around pain and suffering. I came in with my own doubts and misgivings; my religion if you will and the love of God and His Holy Spirit broke down years and years of hurt and wrong teaching in my life. I hope this book answers the questions you have as well as give you hope and understanding.
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though NOTHING is a miracle, and the other is as though EVERYTHING is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein and I believe on miracles—join us! In fact, if I could just say one thing to you, it would be; ‘Always, always, always… Expect a Miracle!’ Through the pages of my book you will find sometimes graphic and possibly disturbing situations. But, don’t give up—please continue reading—I promise you, I reveal the blessings hidden deep inside all of those uglier ‘messings’. Together, we will uncover: The blueprint to wrestling for your very own blessings The secrets to revealing your personal miracles The process to doubling your blessings by paying them forward.
If God is so good, why does He allow evil? The Biblical answer may surprise you. Here's a clue...it's not just "free will".The Dangerous Truth booklet series presents astounding ideas from "There Are No Mansions In Heaven" (NMIH), broken into into bite-size chunks, with additional thoughts from the authors. Many people have suggested that we break NMIH into smaller booklets to make it easier to digest.The "Road Map" in NMIH says, "It is good to see where we've come from and where we're going. It's good to hear the counter-narrative. It's good to be reminded of those astonishing truths. It's good to shift our focus toward eternity."Now you can do that in smaller bites, one amazing truth at a time.
Author: Paul Jones
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Suspense fiction
Animal is set in and around a beautiful Welsh seaside town. Money is tight and the residents are fed up with their crime-infested community, so a group of renegade martial artists decide to take the law into their own hands and become hired vigilantes. In the centre of this all is Will Thomas, a martial artist and friend to the watchmen. Will is back in town after spending three years in prison for grievous bodily harm. His sole purpose is to try and win back his ex-fiancée, Stacey. Meanwhile, problems arise for the vigilantes when one of their victims turns out to be a mule for a dangerous Merseyside gang. Now the hunters have suddenly become the hunted and, in desperation, they turn to their old friend Will for help. But Will has turned over a new leaf and has managed to build the foundations for a new relationship with his Stacey. Is he willing to risk everything to help them? Animal is a work of crime fiction, weaved with a little romance and plenty of martial arts, for readers who want a glimpse of criminals getting a taste of their own medicine. Paul is mostly influenced by James Herbert, whose writing style he emulates.
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: 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)