Rabbi Harold S. Kushner: Best-Selling Author

From a New York Times obit by Sam Roberts headlined “Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, Reassuring Best-Selling Author, Dies at 88”:

Rabbi Harold Kushner, a practical public theologian whose best-selling books assured readers that bad things happen to good people because God is endowed with unlimited love and justice but exercises only finite power to prevent evil, died in Canton, Mass.

Several of Rabbi Kushner’s 14 books became best-sellers, resonating well beyond his Conservative Jewish congregation outside Boston and across religious boundaries in part because they had been inspired by his own experiences with grief, doubt and faith. One reviewer called his book “When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough” a “useful spiritual survival manual.”