Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today
ISBN: 1524760544
EAN13: 9781524760540
Language: English
Publication Date: Dec 29, 2020
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.83" H x 8.56" L x 5.75" W
Weight: 0.7716179 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today

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What if the Ten Commandments were not just a set of ancient rules, but a guide to experiencing the good life today?

Adam Hamilton is a teacher of the highest order, able to bridge the gap between very old divine teaching and very current human reality.--Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Always a Guest: Speaking of Faith Far from Home

Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, the list of thou-shalt-nots found in the Bible. Jesus saw these commandments not as onerous burdens, but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life. These ten ancient words were given to us by a loving God who longed to set safe boundaries, create order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us--often from ourselves.

In this book of Scripture and inspiration, bestselling author Adam Hamilton brings modern eyes to the most important set of ethics in history. He considers the commandments in their historical context, considering the meaning of each commandment in Hebrew, unpacking how Jesus reinterpreted them, and showing how every thou-shalt-not was intended to point to a life-giving thou shalt. He also explores how the latest research in science and psychology illuminates these commandments, rightly understood, as a way of ordering one's life beautifully in the present day. In a culture marked by workaholism, materialism, and Read More chevron_right

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