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The Ten Challenges: Spiritual Lessons from the Ten Commandments for Creating Meaning, Growth, and Richness Every Day of Your Life
Book by Felder, Leonad
Paperback, 276 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Sheffield Publishing Company
(first published 1997)
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I only read the intro and first chapter (which is rare for me), so feel free to take this review with a grain of salt. This book does not contain "Spiritual Lessons from the Ten Commandments" as the subtitle advertises, but rather a psychologist's analysis of them. The first chapter is almost entirely comprised of book suggestions for different religions (including one- to two-paragraph reviews of each) and examples using the author's patients. It only briefly mentions the original Hebrew, ...more
I bought this book for seminary and had low expectations thinking that it may be pop religious. I was surprised. The handling of each commandment is much deeper and much related to today than I expected. All of this without losing connection to its original intent. Each commandment looks at the ancient Hebrew definition. Also, my inner voice for the ten Commandments was a booming voice "Thou Shalt Not...." The voice now is moderate and calm. The Commandments are not just a throwback to the iron ...more
This book shows us how to create a more meaningful life by looking at the inner meaning of the Ten Commandments and applying them to our everyday lives. We wrote a paper on one chapter per month in our Interfaith seminary, as well as did a spiritual practice based on it for that month.