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Every one of us sooner or later walks through hell. The hell of being hurt, the hell of hurting another. The hell of cancer, the hell of a reluctant, thunking shovel full of earth upon the casket of someone we deeply loved, the hell of betrayal, the hell of betraying, the hell of divorce, the hell of a kid in trouble . . . the hell of knowing that this year, like any year, may be our last. We all walk through hell. The point is not to come out empty-handed. . . . There is real and profound power in the suffering we endure if we transform that suffering into a more authentic, meaningful life. In the spirit of such classics as When Bad Things Happen to Good People, A Grief Observed, and When Things Fall Apart, More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us examines the many ways we can transform physical, psychological, or emotional pain into a more beautiful and meaningful life.



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Steve Leder

STEVE LEDER is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and the author of such critically acclaimed books as The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things and More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life without Losing Your Soul. He is a graduate of Northwestern University; studied at Trinity College Oxford; and was ordained at Hebrew Union College. The winner of numerous awards for his interdenominational and cross-cultural dialogue, Leder has been a guest on CBS, ABC, NPR, PBS, and FOX and featured in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times among other places. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

Steve Leder's is a compassionate voice whose words of wisdom can heal us all:
* Twice-named one of Newsweek Magazine's ten most influential rabbis in America
* Sermon included in an award-winning episode of The West Wing
* Subject of the award-winning documentary Restoring Your Tomorrow
* Recipient of the Louis Rappaport Award for Excellence in Commentary
* Recipient of Religious Action Center's Kovler Award for his work in the African- American community
* Fellow in the British-American Project, a think tank bringing together leaders from America and Great Britain
* Subject of articles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Town & Country
* His commentaries in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal were read weekly by over
50k people
* A guest on CBS, ABC, NPR, PBS, FOX



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