40 Years Later: Revisiting When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Forty years ago, Harold S. Kushner wrote the highly acclaimed and very popular book When Bad Things Happen to Good People in response to the death of his 14 year old son Aaron, a victim of progeria, a genetic disorder that causes accelerated aging, resulting in death before age 20. Aaron’s sickness and death were understandably devastating to Kushner and his family and as he poignantly describes, it caused him to reevaluate his view of God as the all good and all-powerful creator of the universe. The way Kushner describes his dilemma is to take three statements which he believes sums up the situation, using the book of Job as his basis. 

40 Years Later: Revisiting When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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