Books That Inspire 2002


 
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl


As a teenager I searched for meaning in life, especially the reason for suffering. One helpful book was written by a doctor who survived Auschwitz and other concentration camps only to learn that most of his family had perished there. In the camps he observed the worst and best of human nature. He wrote, "…man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who has entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips." Dr. Frankl found meaning in life and purpose in suffering, and went on to develop a form of therapy to help others find it also.
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Eileen Hasselwander

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