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The Ten Commandments: The Significance of God's Laws in Everyday Life [Paperback]

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Pages   319
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.02" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 13, 2013
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN  0060929960  
EAN  9780060929961  

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The first direct communication from God, the Ten Commandments are the blueprint of His expectations of us, moral principles that focus on real-life issues relating to God, family, sex, work, charity, property, speech, and thought. Now, acclaimed psychotherapist Dr. Laura Schlessinger offers a fascinating exploration of these sacred precepts. Written in collaboration with Rabbi Stweart Vogel, The Ten Commandments incorporates lively discussion on the Bible and the Judeo-Christian values derived from it. With Dr. Laura's trademark wit, wisdom, and profound insight, this compelling volume enlightens, inspires, and entertains all who read it.

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The Ten Commandments are the first direct communication between a people and God. Designed to elevate our lives above mere frantic, animal existence to the sublime levels humanity is capable or experiencing, they are the blueprint of God's expectations of us and His plan for a meaningful, just, loving, and holy life. Each commandment asserts a principle, and each principle is a moral focal point for real-life issues relating to God, family, sex, work, charity, property, speech, and thought. Written in collaboration with Rabbi Stewart Vogel, The Ten Commandments incorporates lively discussion of the Bible and the Judeo-Christian values derived from it. Filled with passion, emotion, and profound insights, it will move, enlighten, inspire, entertain, and educate you on the meaning each commandment has in our daily lives today:

I am the Lord, your God, Who has taken you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

You shall not recognize the gods of others in My presence.

You shall not take the Name of the Lord., your God, in vain.

Remember the Sabbath day and sanctify it.

Honor your Father and your Mother.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness against your fellow.

You shall not covet.

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The Ten Commandments: The Significance of God's Laws in Everyday Life  Jan 9, 2007
A terrific book to give anyone, at any time, preferably before they make a mess of their life!

Blessings to this site!
Good insight to the 10 Commandments (not 10 Suggestions)  Dec 31, 2006
First of all, I should state that I am a Christian, so certainly there were going to be some areas that I disagreed with the conclusions of two orthodox Jews, including a rabbi. (I am friends with a rabbi from the conservative branch, and we think alike in many different ways despite the fact that we disagree on many issues of theology.) But except for the additional analysis that could have been given from the Christian New Testament, there's not much more I could add to what the authors had to say here. Dr. Laura and the rabbi challenged me personally in several ways that were refreshing. They had good insight into thinking that would challenge anyone who wants to, as Dr. Laura states, "do the right thing." It's not always easy, but following the moral will of God is what He intends if we hope to have a complete and fulfilling life. I think it's pretty clear that, despite theological differences that people from different religions might have, we can pretty much see here how morals come from a source outside ourselves (conscience) or society. It could have only come from God Himself. Without these standards, anything goes. I believe the position advocated by Dr. Laura and the rabbi makes much more sense than anything the atheist or secular humanist has to offer. It's an easy-to-read book and is worth the time and effort to pick it up.
Good Book  Feb 7, 2006
While the Ten Commandments may be hated by many and loved by few Dr. Laura gives some practical applications on how they can improve your life. [...]
A few questions for Dr Laura  Nov 30, 2005
[The following is from a funny email that's been circulating since May 2000, attributed to "Kent Ashcraft"]

Dear Dr Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as a many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. ..... End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific laws and how to follow them.

1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15:19-24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

6. Eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10. Is it a lesser abomination than homosexuality? I don't agree. Can you settle this?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev.24:10-16). Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted disciple and adoring fan.
The Ten Commandments : The Significance of God's Laws in Everyday Life   Sep 12, 2005
I have enjoyed Dr. Laura a lot on the radio. Most of the time I completely agree on her perspective on life issues.

But I think she missed the goal with this book. It is very superficial and shallow. It seems written in a haste, just to meet a publishers deadline.

It is full of stories from her listeners that many times just fill page after page, often with hardly any connection to the principle illustrated.

Not deep theology, but pop thinking that left me hungry for more depth.

I will continue to listen Dr. Laura on the radio and considering her books for future purchase.

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