The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them (Foundational Tools for Our Faith)
Are the 10 Commandments still relevant today?
Do they still apply? Which ones? What do they mean in light of God’s mercy revealed in Jesus?
Highlighting the timelessness and goodness of God’s commands, pastor Kevin DeYoung delivers critical truth about the 10 Commandments as he makes clear what they are, why we should know them, and how to apply them. This book will hel...more
Kevin DeYoung devotes his latest book, The Ten Commandments to explaining and exploring these ten imperatives. The subtitle describes the essence of the book: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them.
DeYoung carefully guides readers throug ...more
In his latest book on the Ten Commandments, DeYoung sets out to explain what they mean, why they matter, and why we should obey them.
Coming from a different view to the author, I was interested to read this book and see if his arguments were convincing. S ...more
My initial thought when I saw this book was: do we need another popular-level work on The Ten Commandments? We've got so many already, like: Ryken's Written in Stone, Horton's The Law of Perfect Freedom, Packer's Growing in Christ. We've got Douma's, Watson's and Durham's (newly republished) on the heavier end of the spectrum, too. Why bring out a new book by DeYoung? Still, I was intrigued, so I requested a copy.
Not too surprisingly, I'm ...more
"Studying the Ten Commandments reveals the very heart of human rebellion: we don't like God telling us what we can and cannot do."When I was contemplating which book to choose from the Crossway Blog Review Program, somehow this book really appealed to me because of the title: The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them. Being a Christian for more than 10 years, I am very familiar with the Ten Commandments. But as Kevin DeYoung mentioned in this book, mo ...more
The modern church today does not emphasise the law enough, and sees the law as burdensome. This is a categorical error. It’s burdensome for justification, only Christ can fulfil the demands of the law... but for our sanctification, it is glorious. Kevin DeYoung does this so well, to help to see the law as a delight, aligning with the testimony of Scripture.
It is well written and DeYoung’s insights are particularly edifying. It’s ...more
I thought Kevin DeYoung dug into each of the Ten Commandments in a way that exposed sin and left me even more grateful for the Gospel. I appreciated the first few chapters that explained why the commandments are still important today. I’d definitely recommend this book.
Kevin DeYoung provides a practical exposition of the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20 and shows how these ancient Israelite laws are still applicable to Christians today. He provides a brief introduction and epilogue, then spends a chapter expounding each commandment.
DeYoung writes like a pastor and preached much of this material in the local church. He is careful to thor ...more
One note that the book brings up which I had not considered previously was the fact that in each of the first 9 Hebrew books of the Old Testament (Gen (1), Exod (2), Lev (3), Num (4), Deut (5), Josh (8), Judg (6), Sam (7), Kgs (9-10), one of the 10 c ...more
I think we can become slightly jaded, whether we mean to be or not, by passages that can become overly familiar. Or, as the book points out, we can also lose understanding when certain passages are no longer passed down from one generation to the next, which seems to be more of the n ...more
The purchase price of the book is worth it for the chapter on the 9th commandment alone (which is super convicting ...more
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