Skip to main content

Acadiana Lifestyle

Books: You Make Learning Fun

01/15/2016 07:57AM ● Published by Aimee Cormier

By Ray Saadi—Book Editor


NINE ESSENTIAL THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT LIFE By Harold S. Kushner,
Knopf $23.95

Kushner, whose previous bestseller was, “Why Bad Things Happen To Good People,” now shares what he’s learned in his half century as a congregational rabbi that has shaped his senses of religion and morality. Just scanning three of the nine chapter headings deliver insights that are intriguing and inspirational; “God Does Not Send the Problem; God Sends Us the Strength to Deal with the Problem;” “Forgiveness is a Favor You Do Yourself;” and “To Feel Better About Yourself, Find Someone to Help.” Each chapter expands on these themes with Kushner’s ecumenical reflections that bridge all religious borders. 




The WITCHES By Stacy Schiff, Little, Brown $32

Stacy Schiff upends the many misconceptions about the Salem Witch trials of 1692; that the trials went on for years, all witches were women and, those convicted, were burned at the stake. Wrong on all counts. Only 19 people, including a minister, were victims and they were hanged, not burned, all within the space of just nine months. The Witch-hunts began with the strange behavior of a Salem minister’s niece, “writhing and roaring” which soon had neighbors versus neighbors, friends accusing friends and hordes of innocents arrested.  Schiff devoted four years in the research for this very readable and accessible book that clears many myths long thought facts. 


In Print, Today January 2016 Stacy Schiff The WITCHES Harold S. Kushner NINE ESSENTIAL THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT LIFE

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Ladies Night Karaoke

    12/13/2017
    09:00PM — 02:00AM

    Double whammy! Not only is Karaoke back every Wednesday, but so is Ladies Night! Ladies, come in ...


  • "A Christmas Story"

    12/14/2017
    07:55PM

    Abbey Player presents "A Christmas Story" written by Jean Shepard. This is an endearing and delig...


  • Christmas in the Park

    12/15/2017
    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Once again, ’tis the season to head out to Moncus Park for Lafayette Roofing & General Contractor...


  • "A Christmas Story"

    12/15/2017
    07:55PM

    Abbey Player presents "A Christmas Story" written by Jean Shepard. This is an endearing and delig...


New! Read The Issue Online
  
2017 Discover Iberia

 

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Interested in:
Email Format