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Self-help & personal development
Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the
Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff
This powerful and inspirational book tells us how to survive, and thrive, emotionally and spiritually when we feel overwhelmed by pain, loss or life itself.
Where do we find the strength to rebuild our lives after difficult times? Is it possible to recapture our hope? Our innocence? Our faith? The answer to these questions - never simple, but always inspiring - are found in this wonderful book.
Naomi Levy was a bright, cheerful fifteen-year-old who awoke to the devastaking news that her father had been shot. His senseless murder shattered her belief in God and left her feeling helplessness and full of rage. But, in time, she manage to find her way through the darkness. She describes with humour and extraordinary honesty how she managed to emerge victorious over sorrow.
Later, in her year as the rabbi of a congregation in California, Levy quickly learned her own painful experiences were not unique. Many members of her congregation had also suffered - divorce, addiction, rape, loss, illness. In a beautifully written work Levy weaves together her own story and the struggles of her congregants with the lessons of the great sages, to remind us that we are far, far stronger than we ever imagine.
To Begin Again is a book that will be passed to friends when tragedy strikes, a book to pick up during troubling ties. It is a testament to the human spirit - to the undying strength that enables us to make our way through whatever darkness we may face, and begin living once again.
"Naomi Levy's voice is a voice of clarity, comfort and compassion."
Rabbi Harold kushner, author of When Bad
Things Happen to Good People