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The Book of Job - When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person

Harold S. Kushner

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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 56m


Chapters

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04:40

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:32