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In World Religions and now this class I have been fortunate enough to read several books by Harold Kushner. I appreciate being exposed to Harold Kushner because I have learned a lot about myself through these books. He writes easy to well books with clear intentional writing. I never feel as though I do not understand what he is trying to tell me. This book is about overcoming disappointments. There are a few high points to highlight throughout the book. Kushner used examples from Moses to talk about how to cope with our frustrations. Initially, I did not understand how Moses was the example he used but as I read and reflected on the many stories of Moses, it became clear to me. Yet again Kushner has given me something I can use in my life. The lesson I wanted to lead with is not to expect requited actions. This…

In reflecting on the book “Living a Life That Matters” by Harold S. Kushner, I found it to be very comforting and refreshing.  Harold S. Kushner was a prominent rabbi and author. Kushner has written several books about life while using examples and guidance from religion and literature. “Living a Life That Matters” is a short book of 8 chapters using examples of God and literature to explain how we can live a life that matters. This book was more specifically about what the title says by understanding what it means to live a life that matters. He focuses on the idea that we all have significance and how to see, understand, and use our morals to guide our significance in a world that is driven by success and power. Kushner starts this book with a simple yet powerful opening paragraph in the first words chapter of the book. Here,…