Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A DOUBTERS GUIDE TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS by John Dickson


The book is A DOUBTERS GUIDE TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS and I think that is the shortest title that the author could have come up with. The subtitle, “How, for better or worse, our ideas about the good life come from Moses and Jesus,” explains this book by John Dickson a bit more. My impression: this book is a reason why we need the Old Covenant.

A DOUBTERS GUIDE TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS is a perspective of the importance of the ten commandments in 2016 and how the message of grace that is so prevalent today does not negate the message of submission to God’s word.

“One God and the Good; Idols of the Heart; Taking Religion Seriously; Work, Play, and Worship; Family Matters; Cherish Your Neighbor; Honoring Your Spouse; Giving What is Due; Saying What is True; and Failing and Finding the Good are the commandments that are examined in this 183 page book. Each chapter is thought provoking which makes it easy to read if you like to be challenged.

For those who prefer to point out the mistakes of others and not examine themselves this book may not be as enjoyable. By writing the commandments of God in a format that anyone can understand some may become uncomfortable.
“There comes a point when honoring parents no longer means obedience, but support.” - page 110

Some parents believe that a child is to obey them no matter what. The idea that the relationship transitions, particularly after marriage, is not an easy one to accept. I know many women who raised children in a single parent household who have yet to let go and have caused friction in a marriage. Conversely, a child may think it is perfectly OK to leave his/her parents in the care of someone else without making sure their needs are being taken care of properly.

I recommend A DOUBTERS GUIDE TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS by John Dickson.


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