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Conquering Fear by Rabbi Harold Kushner

October 8th, 2009

“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

From the best-selling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, published by Schocken in 2001, an illuminating book about fear—and what we can do to overcome it.

Drawing on the teachings of religious and secular literature and on the true stories of people who have faced their fears, Kushner helps us to see that fear can present us with extraordinary opportunities—to connect with our emotions, rethink our values, and change our lives, and the world, for the better. For those who fear helplessness, he suggests empowerment: through prayer, service, and education. For those who fear for mankind’s future, he insists on hope and pragmatic measures, such as working to protect the environment. For those who fear death, he proposes life—lived boldly and purposefully.

In Conquering Fear, we are again inspired by Harold S. Kushner’s wisdom, at once deeply spiritual and eminently practical.

Harold S. Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he resides. He has been 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 Religion in American Life as the clergyman of the year in 1999. He is the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People and eight other books.

Meet Rabbi Kushner at his next event:
11/12/2009 The Rabbi Jacob Mendel Kirshenblatt Memorial Lecture. Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. W.
For tickets contact 416-783-6103 or
Toronto, ON