Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in the Boston suburb of Natick, Massachusetts. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he is the author of more than a dozen books on coping with life’s challenges, including, most recently, the best-selling Conquering Fear and Overcoming Life’s Disappointments.

Books in order of publication:

  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People published in 1981
  • When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough: The Search for a Life That Matters published in 1986
  • Who Needs God published in 1989
  • To Life: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking published in 1994
  • When Children Ask About God: A Guide for Parents Who Don’t Always Have All the Answers published in 1995
  • How Good Do We Have to Be? A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness published in 1997
  • Living a Life That Matters: Resolving the Conflict Between Conscience and Success published in 2001
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd: Healing Wisdom of the 23rd Psalm published in 2003
  • Overcoming Life’s Disappointments published in 2006
  • Practice Random Acts of Kindness: Bring More Peace, Love, And Compassion published in 2007
  • Faith & Family: Favorite Sermons of Rabbi Harold S. Kushner published in October 2007
  • Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World Published in 2009.
  • The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person published in October 2012
  • Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned about Life – 2016