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The Ten Commandments

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This is one of those rare books you can open up anywhere and find a pearl of wisdom. This practical guide to the Ten Commandments shows you how to relate the Commandments to every significant issue---
Hardcover, 410 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by P & R Publishing
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Mike Awtry
Mar 14, 2014 Mike Awtry rated it really liked it
A pretty good overview of ethics centered around the Ten Commandments. It's not perfect and it doesn't interact with other perspectives as much as it could, but still solid all around.
Eric Chappell
Jan 25, 2012 Eric Chappell rated it liked it
Good for what it is. I would like to see something from another perspective. Book can be tedious in some places.
Marty Scott
Feb 05, 2017 Marty Scott rated it really liked it
The substance is solid, but at times I think the translation from the Dutch makes it a stiff or difficult read. I don't agree with everything in it (particularly some of the explication of the 10th Commandment ("Thou shalt not covet"). The Appendix also makes the common error of mischaracterizing Christian Reconstruction.
Jared Mcnabb
Feb 13, 2014 Jared Mcnabb rated it liked it
Decent, with some discussions being very good, others weak. I think the main failure was that Douma seemed to assume that many changes that modernity has brought (secular states, democracy etc.) is either unquestionably neutral or even good. Thus the law simply needs to be appropriated to this new context. He does not discuss whether or how the law makes us question the validity or goodness of these changes.
Brian Algie
Aug 31, 2015 Brian Algie rated it really liked it
More in depth look at the Ten Commandments than many other books out there. Douma highlights areas within each commandment that you may not have given much thought to causing you to wrestle through the issue whether you find yourself agreeing with him or not. It is a translated work but done well overall and I would highly recommend it.
Jeff Boettcher
May 21, 2012 Jeff Boettcher rated it it was ok
Very thought provoking in places and solidly biblical. However, the writing style leaves much to be desired and could cause confusion. Also, the author definitely pushes the envelope beyond the biblical grounds in certain places. Not the first place I'd go for a book on ethics.
Oct 29, 2007 Brian rated it it was amazing
awesome. made the 10 commandements even more relevant
Brandon Wilkins
May 17, 2016 Brandon Wilkins rated it really liked it
Good. Very detailed, and written at an academic level. Goes through each commandment.

Also has an appendix reflecting on how to use Scripture to answer ethical questions.
Michael W.
Oct 01, 2012 Michael W. rated it it was amazing
An excellent work on the Ten Commandments. Highly recommended.
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