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Overview Examines the big moral issues of our day through the lens of each of the Ten Commandments. For example, a chapter on the Sixth Commandment (Thou shalt not kill) looks at such issues as abortion, war, capital punishment, and stem cell research.
For people of faith, religion and life are strongly connected. That's why so many voters cite "moral values" as their most important guide when they head to the polls. But what exactly are "moral values"? For most Christians, regardless of their political persuasion, the best way to figure that out is to start with the Ten Commandments, the ultimate guide to morality.
In "God's Top Ten, " author Anne Robertson examines the big moral issues of our day through the lens of each of the Ten Commandments. A chapter on the Sixth Commandment, for example (Thou shalt not kill), looks at such issues as abortion, war, capital punishment, and stem cell research.
In a lively, engaging style that combines practical theology with a sense of humor, Robertson proposes that there is more than one Christian approach to the tough issues of our times, and that the Commandments have a social as well as personal dimension.
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God's Top 10: Blowing the Lid Off the Commandments May 29, 2010
I was pleasently suprised upon receiving the book. More than met my expectations. The author challenged and gave me adifferent perspective on the commandments. It has given our study class a lot to discuss.
A timely and thoughtful take on the Ten Commandments Feb 25, 2010
Anne Robertson takes a fresh look at how the Ten Commandments apply to our moral choices today. She explores the ways in which these ancient tenets of Judaism and Christianity can guide us in light of the choices facing modern-day Americans. For example, "Honor thy father and mother" is about more than just respecting our biological parents, it is about having compassion for the elderly and working to ensure that all in our society are cared for in their later years. The stricture to not take the Lord's name in vain is expanded to warn against using the Bible as justification for actions that go against God.
Robertson is very funny and easy to read, and she makes the Commandments seem more applicable to daily life. I highly recommend this book.