Living Boldly in an Uncertain World
By Harold S. Kushner
(Anchor, Paperback, 9780307385895, 192pp.)
Publication Date: October 8, 2010
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From the best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, an illuminating book about fear—and what we can do to overcome it.
An inescapable component of our lives, fear comes in many guises. In uncertain times, coping with these fears can be especially challenging, but in this indispensable book, Harold S. Kushner teaches us to confront, master, and even embrace fear for a more fulfilling life. Drawing on the teachings of religious and secular literature and on the true stories of people who have faced their fears, we are again inspired by Kushner’s wisdom, at once deeply spiritual and eminently practical.
Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he lives. His classic work, When Bad Things Happen to Good People, was an international best seller. He was honored by the Christophers, a Roman Catholic organization, as one of the fifty people who have made the world a better place in the last half century, and by the national organization Religion in American Life as clergyman of the year in 1999.
“Harold Kushner once again arms his readers to battle life’s difficult moments by showing the strengths they already have inside them: this time courage is the quality—the courage to change, to accept, to fight, and to follow virtue. An inspiring book for our times.”
—Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie
“[Kushner] present[s] ideas that . . . provide a different and satisfying way of looking at some of these problems.”
—Washington Jewish Week
“A helpful guide to navigating all kinds of fear.”
“Rich with Harold Kushner’s honest, practical eloquence, Conquering Fear is the right book at the right time. It will ease the heart and strengthen the mind of everyone who reads it!”
—Forrest Church, author of Love & Death
“Harold Kushner speaks to the real questions that are on the minds and hearts of people. . . . Rabbi Kushner’s answers in this book are not glib. . . . He takes up these fears one by one, and gives us cogent advice on how to live with them. . . . A carefully reasoned effort to calm our spirits so that we do not yield to the many frightening terrors that can crush our spirits and spoil our will to live wisely and well.”
—Palm Beach Jewish Journal
“Filled with a great deal of wisdom. . . . Kushner’s message is inspirational and transcends all religious creeds and spiritualities.”
“The inspirational author’s latest is likely to strike a chord with a wide range of readers.”