When Bad Things Happen to Good People - Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

By Harold S. Kushner

  • Release Date: 1987-01-01
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Score: 4.5
From 146 Ratings


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 Often imitated but never superseded, When Bad Things Happen to Good People is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow.


  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People

    By Pams Big Dadd
    The author does an incredible job sharing his thoughts and ideas. Initially, I read Conquering Fears and it was so well written I found this book. I am starting Overcoming Life's Disappointments. Outstanding scholar.
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People

    By Texas Spade
    Good thoughts and unusual insight to difficult situations. One reading is not enough.
  • When bad things happen to good people

    By Ghost297
    Fresh from the scar of my yonger brothers death who was killed just fortnight back in an road accident. It was and is a very traumatic experience , to get myself out of the anger and anguish I took to this book. It was a real comfort and I felt someone journeying with me in my hard hours. The book was very well structured and there couldn't have been a better way to end where a sufferer forgives God . I could moist my eyes with Kushner for feeling his pain as well and felt that united in our tragedies.