"God does not stop loving us every time we do something wrong and neither should we stop loving ourselves and each other for being less than perfect," writes Rabbi Harold S. Kushner. The bestselling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People believes that the story of Adam and Eve has been radically misinterpreted through the ages as a story of disobedience and divine punishment. Rabbi Kushner sees it as an inspiring saga about free will, coming of age, and accepting the complex challenges of work, sexuality, parenthood, death, and the knowledge of good and evil.

In cogent and often profound chapters on parenting, marriage, sibling rivalry, and morality, the author keeps polishing and re-emphasizing the idea that God's forgiveness enables us to accept our own flaws and the flaws of others. This positive and thoroughly sacred message is one which most adults desperately yearn to hear.