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

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Self-Help - 352 pages
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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:

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

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

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

  4. Remember the Sabbath day and sanctify it.

  5. Honor your Father and your Mother.

  6. You shall not murder.

  7. You shall not commit adultery.

  8. You shall not steal.

  9. You shall not bear false witness against your fellow.

  10. You shall not covet.

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User Review  - Avidhunter - LibraryThing

This book reminds us that it is in everyday decisions that we give meaning to our lives or diminish it. The author shows that by adhering to the higher ideals and consistent morality found in the Commandments can create a life of greater purpose, integrity Read full review

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User Review  - John Companion - Christianbook.com

This book, although not written by a believer, really demonstrates how practical the Jewish Law is for us today. If you ever wondered where the Law fits into the Christian's life, this book will be a ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is one of the most popular talk-show hosts in radio history and the only woman to win the prestigious Marconi Award for syndicated radio. She is the author of twelve New York Times bestsellers, writes a daily blog, and is a regular Newsmax columnist. She is heard daily on Sirius/XM Channel 155 live, and her program is streamed and podcast on www.drlaura.com. Dr. Schlessinger has her own YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/drlaura). She is also the skipper and driver of a racing sailboat program that won the 2010 international race from Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas. She and her husband live in Southern California.

Rabbi Stewart Vogel is the spiritual leader of Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, California. For twenty years he has been involved in interfaith work and was honored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Rabbi Vogel is the past president of the Rabbinical Assembly-Western Region and is widely recognized as a dynamic speaker, teacher, and synagogue leader. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children.

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