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The Lord Is My Shepherd: Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalm

By Harold S. Kushner (Author)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.04" Width: 5.08" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.47 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Aug 31, 2003
Publisher   Random House Audio
ISBN  0739304488  
EAN  9780739304488  

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The Lord Is My Shepherd
Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalm
Harold S. Kushner
Knopf | Hardcover | August, 2003 | 1-4000-4056-6

U.S.A. $19.95
Canada $29.95

From the author of the best-selling When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Living a Life That Matters--a new book of practical spirituality, of inspiration and encouragement gleaned from what may be the best-known and best-loved chapter in the Bible: the Twenty-third Psalm.
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." So begins the psalm that, for millennia, has been a source of comfort in grief and of courage in fear. Now Harold Kushner discovers what it has to teach us about living our day-to-day lives. Each chapter discusses one line of the psalm in the context of both the time when it was written and the present day, and illuminates the life lessons contained within it. For example, Kushner shows us that the phrase "My cup runneth over" is a declaration of our gratitude for what life has given us and a rejection of the envy we may feel for what others have. And he draws on the ideas and thoughts of various spiritual figures--from G. K. Chesterton to Martin Buber to Paul Tillich--to further expand our understanding of this great psalm and help us benefit from its everyday spiritual wisdom.

Harold S. Kushneris RabbiLaureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he lives. This is his ninth book.

Author photo: Suzette E. Kushner

Harold S. Kushner's Living a Life That Matters is available in Anchor paperback.
When Bad Things Happen to Good People is available in hardcover from Schocken Books.


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Find Uplifting, Modern Meaning In An Old Favorite  Aug 14, 2007
This book takes a very difficult topic and gives it an encouraging side. Even though life can be tough, even wrenching, sometimes (Kushner's analysis applies well beyond the topic of death that we associate with this psalm), finding the comfort in Psalm 23 means not being alone in your plight. The author puts a much greater understanding around some very abstract language that allowed me to get much more than just reading the words and taking them at face value only. This is a must-read for many of us.
This book gives so much depth and daily application to a prayer that almost everyone has heard at one time or another. I used to think this was the prayer for funerals and death but it is very much for the living every day. Rabbi Kushner is a phenomenal author that I find incredibly easy to read and so meaningful.
The Lord is my Shepherd  Apr 10, 2007
Good book to read - good for a book discussion group.
Beautiful Book by Rabbi Kushner  Jan 9, 2007
This is a beautiful and thought-provoking work by Harold Kushner. I've recommended it to many people and have given it as gifts to others. Well worth the money and something you will probably want to read more than once. The book on cd is great also.
Excellent way to understand this psalm  Jan 21, 2006
If you believe in God from a Christian or Jew perspective, you can be enlightened and delighted with this thorough explanation of the psalm and benefit from taking the posture the psalmist(s) had when writing it. I have listened to this psalm throughout my whole life and never had the opportunity to fully see all that may be found in its deep meaning. It is amazing all can be expanded from these simple phrases.
I usually love Harold Kushner's way of explaining spiritual material (Must read: "When Bad Things Happen to Good People", "Living a Life that Matters" and "How Good do We Have to Be") because, although his main point of view is a religious one, even if you don't believe or don't even want to think about these points of view, you can still get the full message, get a wise vision of life, adversity, the laws of nature, reality, joy, ethics, reaching for self fulfillment and integrity, etc. But, I must repeat, in order to enjoy and benefit from this book, I think you must believe in God because this one is much more religious than the other books I mentioned from the same author. If you want to understand what may be in the depths of the psalm and don't really care about feeling peace or living according to it, go ahead and read the book because it gives an interesting way of understanding what religion may provide or wants to give.

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