The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code

The Ten Commandments Still the Best Moral Code 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 foundat

  • Title: The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code
  • Author: Dennis Prager Lee Robertson
  • ISBN: 9781511317092
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Audio CD
  • 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 beThe 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 short audiobook, but the only thing that s short here is the length The ideas are very big.

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    1. I loved this book, but then again I love all books by Dennis Prager. He has a true knack for explaining things ever so clearly. As always, he was engaging and articulate. In this book, he goes through each of the Ten Commandments and explains their importance and relevance today. I highlighted so many quotes and had a difficult time choosing my favorites to share here. “Any moral system that is detached from God, no matter how noble and sincerely held, will likewise fail.”“Sigmund Freud, t [...]

    2. I have actively attended church, including weekly Sunday School classes, my entire life. I attended four years of seminary, including one full year dedicated to the study of the Old Testament. I graduated from a religious university that required seven religion classes (if I recall correctly, I exceeded this requirement by taking eight). And yet this book made me feel as though I had never read the Ten Commandments before. I read Dennis Prager's little 90-page book in one fairly short sitting an [...]

    3. In this day and age many believe the Ten Commandments to be outdated, irrelevant and many do not even know they exist. Lots of people, if they have heard of them in Sunday School or church, cannot even name them, much less decipher their meaning or figure out how they can be applied to their modern day lifestyle.In his book "The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code," Dennis Prager explains just how important these ten commandments are to today's world. They are just as significant as when [...]

    4. I'm a fan of Dennis Prager's radio show, so I could hear him saying every word in this book. He always says he strives for clarity and truth, and that is exactly how this book is written. Logical. Clear. True. And from the perspective of a religious Jew, it was very refreshing (as I am used to the Christian perspective only). It is also written with the perspective of how the 10 Commandments are meant for SOCIETY, not just for the individual. I've been brought up only thinking about it in terms [...]

    5. Short sweetDennis Prager is a wise man. This book about the Ten Commandments gives us some very good reasons why we as a society regardless of our religion should endeavour to follow them. It simply more of a pamphlet than a book so consider the price to be an extra donation to larger university so he can make more great video's.

    6. I know that much of the anger in the political arguments of today have their origins in selective interpretations of the Ten Commandments. Over and over again I see "covet" exercised by people who want to be "kind". To "lie" because "the end justifies the means" is also another one that society has tragically embraced. I keep praying.

    7. Even if you aren't religious, the book makes some excellent philosophical points, for example truthfulness is more important than kindness in maintaining a good society. I also appreciated his explanation of certain Hebrew words and how some English translations have led to understandings contrary to the original text.

    8. A religious fundamentalist putting his sermon in book form. Interesting argument if he would have published the book some three thousands years ago. Yet, for 2000s this is just rehashing shallow reason heard somewhere.

    9. Was very insightful every Christian should make this a required reading!!!I chose 5 stars because it worthy of no lessThere was absolutely nothing I disliked, it was WONDERFUL!!I would highly recommend it, it should be required reading for all new xians!!

    10. I love Dennis. He is a good colleague ,but he does present it from a Jewish perspective missing ,as hard as he tries not to, the Christian understanding of these commandments.

    11. Dennis Prager has done a good service by bringing to mind the Ten Commandments (or, "statements", as he reminds us) for we are a culture that is now at least two generations removed from having seen them in school. To the younger people this may be powerful new information and to the rest of us it is a much needed review. Although generally very good, the book does have a fatal flaw which I will mention at the end.Several years ago I remember hearing Dennis give his interpretation of the third c [...]

    12. The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Code by Dennis Prager is a short and easy-to-read guide to these Biblical rules. Whether the guide will convince non-adherents to change their minds, I’m not sure. As for me, it did inform me of some differences between the Jewish and Christian faith. For those interested, there is also a picture book version available.As a child, I memorized The Ten Commandments along with other scriptures. What surprised me most then about Prager’s guide is that some of [...]

    13. Quick, easy read. Got through it in less than an hour. Prager is a well versed biblical scholar (pun absolutely intended) and approaches the content thoughtfully and thoroughly. This book is what I would call a "soft plea" for people to know and believe that God is real. He is very steadfast in his Jewish faith and has very intimate understanding of the Hebrew Bible. There was an element missing and that was the full gospel. The gospel creates an even greater motivation for following the Ten Com [...]

    14. In the era of the "new atheist", the 10 Commandments have been mocked, maligned, and marginalized. It's a shame, because they are as wise a list as you'll find, laying aside the fact that God is the one commanding. You need to read this book by Dennis Prager, or at least watch the videos on YouTube. Prager puts the laws back in context, and you'll see how well they inform us even in present-day America. Ours is a generation that keeps testing the limits. How far we can stray from biblical truths [...]

    15. A great commentary on the Ten Commandments where Dennis Prager argues why each one is still relevant today and how, if followed, the world would be a better place. This short book can be read in a day, but it gives a new and important perspective on a subject rarely discussed in today's busy and hectic world. This book is a great gift for any occasion to any person who believes in the Bible, be they Christian, Muslim or Jew. None of the proceeds go to the author, but to Prager University, a onli [...]

    16. The Only Law We NeedMr. Prager succinctly communicates the meaning, intent, and consequences of the 10 Commandments. I appreciated the clear concise explanation of this most important moral code because the Commandants are simple and understandable. They are the only laws required for a moral society. Another great study of the 10 Commandments is "Pathway to Freedom: How God's Law Guides Our Lives," by Alistair Begg.

    17. Great overview and great insightsLoved this survey of the Ten Commandments! Mr. Prager makes a compelling case that both religious and non religious folks can benefit by following these commandments. He addresses the concerns and objections briefly, but adequately. I hope to see another in depth look from him on these soon.

    18. A short concise understanding of what the ten commandmants are, and why they are important and relevant to todays world. Whether you are secular or religious, there are many reasons you want everyone to follow the ten commandments. We would have no need for police, door locks, weapons or armies.

    19. Great, succinct summary of the 10 Commandments I love Dennis' writing. So straight forward and filled with examples. Highly recommend this book to everyone who is interested in raising/creating good people (children).

    20. This book has broadened my understanding of the 10 Commandments like no other book has. It teaches Why the Commandments are important in the world, even to non believers. I highly recommend this book

    21. Excellent insights on the commandments. I especially appreciated seeing words defined in their original context. Makes a huge difference in how we apply the commandments to our every day living.

    22. In his new, brief book, Dennis discusses each of the Ten Commandments and why they are still relevant today. I highly recommend this book as well as his courses at Prager University.

    23. good little book pointing out the importance of the ten commandments, even for those who do not believe in God

    24. Short, but great read. Would be wonderful for a family to discuss 10 commandments with kids, includes study questions.

    25. Perfect BookLoved it! Simple, articulate, and made me rethink how I viewed these. I'm going to share and incorporate it into our children's development. And's a quick read!

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