Living a Life That Matters

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Harold S. Kushner

Narrated By: Harold S. Kushner

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: September 2001

Duration: 4 hours 21 minutes


From the author of the huge bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, a profound and practical book about doing well by doing good.

In this timely and compelling book, Harold Kushner addresses our craving for significance, the need to know that our lives and choices mean something. We do great things, and occassionally terrible things, to reassure ourselves that we matter to the world. We sometimes confuse fame, power, and wealth with true achievement. But finally we need to think of ourselves as good people and are troubled when we compromise our integrity to be successful and important.

Rabbi Kushner suggests that the path to a truly successful and significant life lies in friendship, family, acts of generosity and self-sacrifice, as well as God's forgiving nature. He describes how, in changing the life of even one person in a positive way, we make a difference in the world, give our lives meaning, and prove that we do in fact matter.

Persuasive and sympathetic, anecdotal and commonsensical, Living a Life that Matters inspires and uplifts.


  • Debra Jaggard

    I too was not too sure about the biblical references. I respect, however, the way Rabbi Kushner used the stories to build a case for his point. I think he did it in a very clear and interesting way. I think this book was very valuable to have listened to.

  • Anonymous

    I do not like it much. But I could see it would be good for somebody else

  • Sanjay Singhal

    When I started to listen and realized most of the stories centred around Biblical examples, I almost ejected the CD. Then I decided to be open minded, and learned a lot. Caused me to get introspective. An engaging listen.

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