The Lord is My Shepherd

Version: Unabridged
Author: Harold S. Kushner
Narrator: Harold S. Kushner
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Bibles
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: August 2003
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews (2)

poor deliery

Written by Anonymous on May 4th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

the message was lost in trying to stop yawning. ....................


Written by SL on August 21st, 2004

  • Book Rating: 3/5

It was OK. The narrator/author has a very monotone voice, not the greatest to listen to. Overall the message is not bad. As a Christian you have to get past some of the more Jewish references/leanings that he brings into the book around disc 3 & 4 in order to still get something out of the messages in the later half.

Author Details

Author Details

Kushner, Harold S.

"Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Mass., a congregation he served for 24 years. Kushner is best known as the author of ""When Bad Things Happen to Good People,"" an international bestseller published in 1981, translated into 12 languages and named one of the 10 most influential books in recent history by Book of the Month Club members. Kushner's latest book, ""How Good Do We Have to Be?"", is also a bestseller. Other recent books include, ""When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough,"" which won the Christopher Medal, ""When Children Ask About God,"" ""Who Needs God"" and ""To Life!"" -- honored by the National Jewish Book Council.

Rabbi Kushner graduated from Columbia University, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1960 and received his doctoral degree from the seminary in 1972. He has six honorary doctorates and has studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Harvard Divinity School. He has also taught at Clark University and the Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary."