We Plan, God Laughs: What to Do When Life Hits You Over the Head by Sherre Hirsch
It happens to all of us: as much as we dream of and plan how we want our lives to turn out at each stage, there will always be something getting in the way. Using an outline of ten steps, Rabbi Hirsch can help to change one's way of thinking of these life goals from a perspective of "it's the end of the world if things don't go my way" to one of faith in God, finding His presence in everything, and knowledge that He will guide everyone on the right path for them. These suggestions include being flexible in expectations while still being true to yourself, holding yourself in as high esteem as God does, and taking charge of life instead of passively living it. Hirsch's blend of examples from the Torah and practical Judaism with modern wit make this book hard to put down. Recommended for all types of Jewish libraries.