The Fed-up Man of Faith
Challenging God in the Face of Tragedy and SufferingBook - 2012
Where was the hand of G-d on 9/11? Was G-d absent from Poland in the 1940s? Does pain make us into more sensitive people? Is a person who questions G-d still righteous? Rabbi Shmuley Boteach tackles the ultimate, timeless questions that go to the heart of the human condition and arrives at some surprising answers. Drawing on numerous confrontations with God from the Bible, and using examples of appalling suffering from today's headlines, Rabbi Shmuley argues forcibly against Rabbi Harold Kushner's best-selling Why Bad Things Happen to Good People and boldly guides us to the conclusion that challenging God and His actions is not just our right but our foremost obligation as human beings. This revolutionary book turns millennia of mistaken belief on its head, providing a concrete action plan for emboldening ourselves against victim-hood. If life has ever defeated you, or if you have ever felt let down by G-d, this is the book for you.
Publisher: Jerusalem, Israel ; New York : Gefen Publishing House, ©2012.
Branch Call Number: 296.3118 BOTEACH
Characteristics: xxii, 170 pages ; 21cm