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An ancient code and a very present need!,
This review is from: Ten: Living the Ten Commandments in the 21st Century (Paperback)
In the preface to his book, J. John explains how the ten commandments 'form the foundation of our legal system and are enshrined in the heart of our parliamentary structures...'
Writing in an engaging and upbeat style, J.John takes the reader (Christian or non Christian) on a journey through the ten commandments, bringing fresh insight, contemporary relevance and meaning to the first 17 verses from Exodus 20.
By starting in reverse order and building up to the first commandment in the final chapter, he heightens the impact and importance of 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
If you were at all unsure why this commandment is placed before all others, or even included; a careful reading of this book, clearly shows how not only all the commandments impact upon each other, but also how the very first law is foundational to the keeping of every other law.
Without obedience to the first commandment, it is impossible to keep the others. This study of the commandments shows how, over and above any humanly prescribed moral teachings, any true and enduring peace for our fractured civilisation will ultimately only come through a right relationship with the God of the Bible.