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How to Believe in Heaven When it Hurts like Hell
Author: Rabbi Gershon Schusterman
Publisher: Providence Press
Format: 5½" x 8½" Hardcover, 272 pages
Rabbi Gershon Schusterman knew all the textbook answers when comforting bereaved community members who asked him, “Where is God? If God is loving, how could this happen?”
But when the rabbi’s young wife died suddenly, leaving him a 38- year-old widower with eleven children to raise, he found himself reeling. His personal quest for answers to these timeless questions led him to a deeper exploration of Judaism’s teachings about how to cope with and transcend tragedy, teachings that have provided comfort and understanding to millions of people throughout the generations.
Written for anyone who has also endured devastating loss, this wise and sensitive guide will help you:
Work through your grief while not becoming stuck in grief
Grow toward a hopeful, future-oriented perspective -because life is meant to be lived
Realize that the soul lives eternally on a higher plane
Develop a personal relationship with God that opens a channel for both challenging communication as well as comforting resolution
This is a book for all times and for people of all faiths—or even no faith at all. It is a book about moving from darkness to light, toward God, and ultimately toward hope.
About The Author
Rabbi Gershon Schusterman was born in Paris, France and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
Educated in the United Lubavitch school system, Schusterman served as director of a thriving Jewish Day School in Long Beach, California for many years, as well as directed activities of six Chabad-Lubavitch branches in Southern California.
“Why, God, Why?” is the author’s first book.
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