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.

  • VITA Tutor Training Workshops

    09/28/2017
    05:00PM — 07:30PM

    Do you want to help someone improve their reading and math skills, pass the HiSET test, or join t...


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

  • Birds in South Louisiana

    09/30/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join in this free fall seminar on birds in South Louisiana, how you can attract them, how you can...


  • Dat Dog Grand Opening

    09/30/2017
    11:00AM

    Dat Dog restaurant will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 201 J...


  • Dat Dog Grand Opening

    09/30/2017
    11:00AM

    The new Lafayette restaurant is the first location for Dat Dog outside of the New Orleans area. D...


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

  • Are you wondering what you can do for your community? This is your chance to find out! Please joi...


  • 5s and Under Singles Pool Tournament

    09/25/2017
    06:00PM — 02:00AM

    Join us for a 5s and under singles tournament every other Monday. Registration starts at 6pm, tou...


  • Flex your creative writing muscles at the museum’s first literature workshop hosted by Cheylon Wo...


  • Ladies Night Karaoke

    09/27/2017
    09:00PM — 02:00AM

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


  • VITA Tutor Training Workshops

    09/28/2017
    05:00PM — 07:30PM

    Do you want to help someone improve their reading and math skills, pass the HiSET test, or join t...


  • Birds in South Louisiana

    09/30/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join in this free fall seminar on birds in South Louisiana, how you can attract them, how you can...


  • Dat Dog Grand Opening

    09/30/2017
    11:00AM

    Dat Dog restaurant will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 201 J...


  • Dat Dog Grand Opening

    09/30/2017
    11:00AM

    The new Lafayette restaurant is the first location for Dat Dog outside of the New Orleans area. D...


  • Scotch Doubles (10)

    10/02/2017
    06:00PM

    Join us every other Monday for our Scotch Doubles tournament. Registration starts at 6p, tourname...


  • Ladies Night Karaoke

    10/04/2017
    09:00PM — 02:00AM

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


  • VITA Tutor Training Workshops

    10/05/2017
    05:00PM — 07:30PM

    Do you want to help someone improve their reading and math skills, pass the HiSET test, or join t...


  • Shadows-on-the-Teche Arts & Crafts Fair

    10/07/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Twice a year, the Shadows hosts more than 100 vendors selling their hand-crafted items. From the...


  • Organic Gardening & Soils

    10/07/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join in this free fall seminar on organic gardening, soils, products, best practices and more! ...


  • Ladies Night Karaoke

    10/11/2017
    09:00PM — 02:00AM

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


  • 2017 Footprints Forever 5k Walk/Run

    10/14/2017
    08:00AM — 11:00AM

    Maddie’s Footprints is gearing up for our Eighth Annual Footprints Forever 5K Fun Run/Walk! Footp...


  • Fruit Trees

    10/14/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join in this free fall seminar on fruit trees! Learn about those with high to low maintenance, ho...


  • We take this opportunity in extending a warm and cordial welcome to you to be a part of the 12th ...


  • Scotch Doubles (10)

    10/16/2017
    06:00PM

    Join us every other Monday for our Scotch Doubles tournament. Registration starts at 6p, tourname...


New! Read The Issue Online

 

2017 Discover Iberia

 

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Interested in:
Email Format