Living A Life That Matters

Living A Life That Matters

Resolving the Conflict Between Conscience and Success

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Random House, Inc.
From the celebrated author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, a profound and practical book about doing well by doing good.

For decades now, from the pulpit and through his writing, Harold Kushner has been helping people navigate the rough patches of life: loss, guilt, crises of faith. Now, in this compelling new work, he ad-dresses an equally important issue: our craving for significance, the need to know that our lives and our choices mean something.
We sometimes do great things, and sometimes terrible things, to reassure ourselves that we matter to the world. We sometimes confuse fame, power, and wealth with true achievement. But finally we need to think of ourselves as good people, and we are troubled when we compromise our integrity in the pursuit of what we think of as success.

Harold Kushner tells us that the path to a truly successful and significant life is through friendship, through family, and through acts of generosity and self-sacrifice. He describes how, in affecting the life
of even one person in a positive way, we make a difference in the world, and prove that we do in fact matter.
Persuasive and sympathetic, anecdotal and commonsensical, Living a Life That Matters inspires and uplifts.

Baker & Taylor
Explores the nature of true accomplishment while examining the troubling impact of compromising one's integrity to achieve success, and argues that the path to leading a significant life lies in family, friendship, generosity, and self-sacrifice.

Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People explores the nature of true acccomplishment as he examines the troubling impact of compromising one's integrity to achieve success and argues that the path to leading a significant life lies in family, friendship, generosity, and self-sacrifice. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375410635
0375410635
Branch Call Number: 296.36 KUS
Characteristics: x, 158 p. ; 22 cm

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Ricegirl1959
Jun 19, 2017

This is the first work written by Harold Kushner. I had heard of "Living a Life That Matters" and was looking forward to reading it. I would have to say that I appreciated the way that Rabbi Kushner used examples from the Bible, the Torah, and his conversations with people to emphasize points throughout the book.

I found him to be honest, to the point, yet not condemning, preachy, or self-righteous. I also greatly appreciated his sense of humor. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who had questions about our need to matter. Hopefully, they would find the author as sympathetic and warm as other readers. And more importantly, may they have the courage to step out of their comfort zone and see what they have to offer another human being and maybe in the process find out a little more about themselves.

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