The most important words ever written are the Ten Commandments. These words changed the world when they were first presented at Mt. Sinai to Israelites, and they are changing it now. They are the foundation stones of Western Civilization.
Given their staggering importance, you would think that all societies, and certainly our educational and religious institutions, would be intent on studying them closely. Sadly, this is not the case. Our schools ignore them and our churches and synagogues take them for granted. But here's a simple test: Who among us can even name all of the Ten Commandments? And even among those who can name them, how many can explain them in a way that makes sense to the modern eye and ear?
If you are a person of faith, this book will strengthen it; if you are agnostic it will force you to rethink your doubts; if you're atheist, it will test your convictions. For people who have thought little about the Ten Commandments, as well as for those who have a sophisticated understanding of them, it will be a revelation.
That's a lot to ask of a little book, but the only thing that's little here is the length. The ideas are very big.
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About the Author
Dennis Prager is a national bestselling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. A noted thinker who is equally at home in the secular and religious worlds, he taught the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (the Torah) verse by verse from the Hebrew for more than twenty-five years at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. He is the author of many books including The Rational Bible: Exodus, Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual, and Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph, and is the co-founder of Prager University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Ten Commandments xvii
Commandment I I Am the Lord Your God 1
Commandment II No Other Gods 9
Commandment III Do Not Misuse God's Name 19
Commandment IV Remember the Sabbath Day 27
Commandment V Honor Your Father and Mother 35
Commandment VI Do Not Murder 43
Commandment VII Do Not Commit Adultery 53
Commandment VIII Do Not Steal 63
Commandment IX Do Not Bear False Witness 73
Commandment X Do Not Covet 83
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Read it first at one sitting. Then you will want to read it again and again. This book is a perfect study guide and will make you reflect profoundly on the challenges of Right and Wrong, Good and Evil in our nation's life, and in our personal lives. I'd also recommend that you buy a copy of When God Stopped Keeping Score from Author R.A. Clark, which takes a serious look at the power of God and forgiveness. It is a must have for anyone who struggled in their forgiveness of themselves and/or others at some point.
Prayer is a great author with the ability to explain things very well.
There is great depth to the explanations of the Commandments in this book. For example, I had to read the first Commandment several times to understand what was being said, and why. I never looked at this Commandment in this way, before.
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You should watch Prager University
This changed my mind on so basic things.