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More Beautiful Than Before

How Suffering Transforms Us

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Rabbi Steve Leder

About Steve Leder

Twice-named by Newsweek Magazine as one of the ten most influential rabbis in America, Steve Leder is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, serving over 2,400 families at three campuses. He is the author of such critically acclaimed books as, The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things, an Amazon #1 Best Seller, and More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul. Described as “a gift” by Forbes, Rabbi Leder’s newest book More Beautiful Than Before; How Suffering Transforms Us, became the #6 Best Seller on Amazon in its first week and has received critical acclaim and remarkable media attention. Leder has been a guest on CBS This Morning, ABC, NPR, PBS, and FOX as well as two appearances on ABC’s Politically Incorrect, NPR, The CBS Early Show, Dennis Miller, The Tavis Smiley Show, Cavuto and Friends, Scarborough Country, Fox Family and Friends and ABC Overnight.

Rick Warren, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of The Purpose Driven Life describes Leder’s new book as, “A treasure box of time-tested wisdom; It is clear, compassionate, and compelling.” Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Wendy Wasserstein said, “Rabbi Leder is a modern wise man; learned, kind, funny and non-judgmental; he finds the true fabric of our spiritual lives.” Rabbi Leder has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Beliefnet, TIME Magazine, Town and Country and his commentaries in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal were read weekly by over 50,000 people.

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“Rabbi Leder is everything we search for in a modern wise man; learned, kind, funny and non-judgmental. For those of us whose daily issues are those of family, love and loss, he offers remarkably healing guidance.”

Wendy Wasserstein, Playwright

I highly recommend this powerful book by my dear friend, Rabbi Steve Leder. This is not a book of heartless theory or empty platitudes. Instead, it is a treasure box of time-tested wisdom that can only come from years of experience in helping people. It is clear, compassionate, and compelling.

Dr. Rick Warren, Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church

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Rick Warren Endorses Steve Leder’s New Book – More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us

February 22nd, 2018|Press Releases|

LOS ANGELES - February 15, 2018 Rabbi Steve Leder’s bestselling new book, ‘More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us’ (Hay House, November 2017), has found itself at or near the top of multiple bestseller lists, including having outpaced a number of spiritual/inspirational classics. And for good reason, according to Rick Warren, founding pastor at Saddleback Church, one of America’s most influential evangelical voices and a man who knows a thing or two about classics. Warren’s ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ [...]

1412, 2017

Hurt and Run

December 14th, 2017|Healing|

In the space of one year, two families at the Temple where I am a rabbi had loved ones killed while they were walking across the street. One, Andrew, had recently graduated from film school and was celebrating with friends who were in town for Christmas week. Before he went out that night, he gave his father a big hug and said, “I love you, Dad.” A few hours later, he was hit by a car and the driver kept [...]

812, 2017

A Talk with Rabbi Steve Leder about Pain and Transcendence in his new book

December 8th, 2017|Books|

There are very few books you can turn to again and again. More beautiful than Before is a gentle tome with a powerful lesson about overcoming pain. You will want to buy two copies of this book: one for your shelf and one to pass on. You will find yourself reaching for Rabbi Steve Leder’s wisdom many times during your life. A publicist for Hay House contacted me about reviewing Rabbi Steve Leder’s new book More beautiful than Before. So when the tiny [...]

2611, 2017

Steve Leder Knows Things (More Beautiful than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us)

November 26th, 2017|Books|

Steve Leder knows things. As the senior Rabbi at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the 155-year-old Los Angeles congregation that is home to some 2400 families (including mine), where Leder has served for 30 years, when his phone rings, it is often not good news.  He has had to comfort, support, minister to and officiate at hundreds of funerals, make thousands of hospital visits and counsel individuals and families as their lives and families fall apart. When cancer is diagnosed, when adultery [...]

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Steve Leder talks about More Beautiful Than Before on CBS This Morning