Item description for Why The Ten Commandments Matter by D. James Kennedy...
Overview From an acclaimed author and minister comes a rejuvenating, meditative examination of the value of the Ten Commandments in today's America.
Publishers Description - The Coral Ridge Hour television program is broadcast nationally and internationally on over 200 stations and has a viewership in excess of three million. - Kennedy hosts a daily, half-hour radio program, Truths That Transform, carried on over 700 stations, and The Kennedy Connection, a daily 90-second radio feature carried on over 500 stations. - Kennedy is president of Coral Ridge Ministries, whose newsletter has a circulation of more than 200,000. - Kennedy's Evangelism Explosion (Tyndale House, 2002) is used in every nation of the world and has more than 1.5 million copies in print. - Solving Bible Mysteries (Nelson, 2000), Why I Believe (Word, 1999), and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (Nelson, 1994-62002) have together sold over 300,000 copies. - D. James Kennedy (Ph.D.) is the long-time senior minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is the author of over 60 books.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.05" Width: 5.07" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446694398 ISBN13 9780446694391
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More About D. James Kennedy
D. James Kennedy (1930-2007) was Senior Minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He led Coral Ridge Ministries, a radio and television outreach that since 1974 has been bringing the gospel to America and the world.
Jerry Newcombe is Senior Producer of "The Coral Ridge Hour" and hosts a weekly radio show.
D. James Kennedy lived in FT, Lauderdale, in the state of Florida. D. James Kennedy was born in 1930 and died in 2007.
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The Ten Commandments Will Always Matter!!! Feb 14, 2008
This is a great thought provoking book covering why the Ten Commandments matter. Dr. James Kennedy does a great job of presenting the Ten Commandments in an easy to read format. It gives numerous examples to help the reader understand the many different aspects of the Commandments.
No new information here, just preaching and moralizing. Oct 1, 2007
I picked up this book strictly on the basis of its title (not knowing anything about the author), hoping it would provide a scholarly discussion of the Ten Commandments. I was disappointed to discover that it was essentially a sermon in book form, continuing the tired old diatribe about how our society is going to hell in a handbasket.
Obviously, the Decalogue covers some of the basic rules that any society must follow if it wishes to survive, namely, those against murder and theft. Some of the others require much more explanation and justification to be taken seriously. But Kennedy doesn't add any information of value; worse, he continues to foster the many misconceptions about these rules.
For example, in his discussion of the commandment not to take "the Lord's name in vain," he immediately launches into a lecture about profanity, about people who say "G-- D--- this" and "G-- D--- that." Clearly, the "name" of the god of the Old Testament is NOT "God." It's YHWH. So how can one break this commandment by speaking the word "god" in any context? He also fails to explain the "in vain" part of the commandment, and how one would go about using the name YHWH "in vain" (for one's own selfish purposes). Disappointing.
Another example is the discussion of the stricture against bearing "false witness" against a neighbor, which, according to the words, seems to be specifically about presenting a false testimony or bringing false legal charges. Yet the author ignores this and sermonizes on the general evils of lying, as if the commandment were "thou shalt not lie." His discussion on why the concept of Sabbath is valid for non-Jews, as well as why Sunday should be observed as the Sabbath Day rather than the "Lord's Day," is likewise lacking foundation.
If you want a sermon aimed at believers, this is your book. If you are looking for a good treatise on the real meaning of ALL of the Ten Commandments (or an explanation for why secular citizens should pay them any heed), look elsewhere.
Commandments rule May 13, 2007
This book is key to enforcing the rule of the Ten Commandments. Dr. Kennedy did a superb job in explaining why its so important to keep the commandments in our daily lives.
The Ten Commandments still matter... Dec 28, 2005
This is an insightful exposition on the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-7) and their continued relevance today. It is written by one of America's leading conservative evangelical Christian thinkers. Dr. D. James Kennedy, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida, offers a thought-provoking overview of the Commandments and it explains their application today. Liberal critics who prejudge the book and dismiss it as a plea for civil religion are missing the point. Likewise, antinomians who think grace is some carte blanche for Christians being like the rest of the world ought to take a cue from Kennedy. Salvation is not of works, it is of grace.
Jesus Christ himself itinerated the importance of the commandments, but the Gospel message reminds us that we fallible sinners who fall short of God's perfect righteousness which is where grace abounds for those of faith. Nonetheless, the fruit of a geniune saving are the good works that God has ordained that we should walk in. If we love God we will obey his commandments. We turn to His Holy Spirit for strength to accomplish that purpose. The Ten Commandments are as relevant as ever. I was disheartened to hear fellow students at Christians colleges pronounce their irrelevance in a classroom discussion about grace. That is just bad doctrine. D. James Kennedy corrects such misguided notions, and reminds us of the consequences of sin.
This is one of the best new books on the Ten Commandments in recent years. I think D. James Kennedy has done a better job than Pat Robertson's book, The Ten Offenses, which is also pretty good.
In the Gospel of Matthew, specifically Matthew 22:37-40, our Lord Jesus Christ explictly encapsulated the Ten Commandments in this statement: Jesus replied, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
Why the 10 Commandments Matter May 16, 2005
*** Not since Moses brought the Ten Commandments off the mountain have they been so much in the headlines, or so it seems at times. Many people are making a stand for the right to display them in public, but are they also willing to display them in their lives? Does it matter whether or not they do either? Exactly what are the Ten Commandments? Examing what the Decalouge entails at more than face value, Dr. Kennedy explains what they mean in practical terms so that everyone who cares about living out their faith can display the Commandments in their day to day life. ***