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Publisher's Summary

The most important words ever written are the Ten Commandments. These words changed the world when they were first presented at Mt. Sinai to Israelites, and they are changing it now. They are the foundation stones of Western civilization.

Given their staggering importance, you would think that all societies, and certainly our educational and religious institutions, would be intent on studying them closely. Sadly, this is not the case. Our schools ignore them and our churches and synagogues take them for granted. But here's a simple test: Who among us can even name all of the Ten Commandments? And even among those who can name them, how many can explain them in a way that makes sense to the modern eye and ear?

If you are a person of faith, this book will strengthen it; if you are agnostic it will force you to rethink your doubts; if you're atheist, it will test your convictions. For people who have thought little about the Ten Commandments, as well as for those who have a sophisticated understanding of them, it will be a revelation.

That's a lot to ask of a short book, but the only thing that's short here is the length. The ideas are very big.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Prager University (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Philo
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • 11-01-15

A quick, bracing ethical tuneup

If your views are reasonably compatible with those expressed in the Ten Commandments, you will likely find this fits nicely into a busy modern schedule, and much of it is edifying.

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Truth

This book wasn't anything I didn't already know but it defined how these principles are essential to maintaining order in our society.

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Highly recommended for a good understanding of why the 10 Commandments are necessary for a good and long lasting society and why without them we have no chance of surviving as a nation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ten Commandments?

The entire book

Which character – as performed by Lee Robertson – was your favorite?

Not Applicable

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Need to share with family and friends.

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Enjoyable

What made the experience of listening to The Ten Commandments the most enjoyable?

Listening to the pleasant voice of Denis Prager present his own views on the subject matter.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This question doesn't really apply to this work.

Which character – as performed by Lee Robertson – was your favorite?

This question doesn't really apply to this work.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Mo

Any additional comments?

Well done!

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The source to right and wrong!

This is an excellent, fast read and the audible will be great for a bible study or learning tool. Many people who have left the church or never were exposed can be refreshed the origin of morality and laws. Just an hour of your time while driving to work. When I think about the many problem “the church” has had through history, this book reminds me that the negative is all man made. This book is the best reminder of what it should be about.

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Interesting but too Short

This would have been much better if Dennis would have narrated himself. He is after all a world class speaker. The narrator wasn’t bad just not Dennis.

It’s also not long enough and by that I mean there’s not enough sourcing to explain the nuanced explanations of the 10 commandments. But it is worth the listen nonetheless.

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Wisdom made easy

As a Christian, I do appreciate Dennis Prager and his wisdom. We can learn a lot from the original people of the book. We can also pray that the people of the book find Jesus, the fulfillment of the law. love this!

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Excellent! Succinct! Simple!

Wonderful book. Was very straight forward and simple to listen too. Well written and full of simple and easy to understand examples. It was also very thought provoking.

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Everyone should read and follow this.

What/Who does our objective law stand on? Is slavery justified in the Bible? What keeps a society intact?

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worth your time and thought. short read.listen

Helps you sort out how you feel about the 10 commandments. Christians and Jews should read. Others seeking thoughts on the topic will find good insight.

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  • Carôle
  • 07-29-17

A fresh take on the Decalogue!

I think that this is the first time that I have heard the Ten Commandments covered in such depth before and, with the exception of how I perceived the handling - or description of - the 1st Commandment (it came across as quite dismissive to me), I welcomed some of the clarifications and additional meanings. Once said, they make perfect sense, however I doubt that they've often been said!

This is a study book, so I intend to obtain the PDF supplement and listen to it a few more times. Definitely worth the money!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-25-18

it answered questions i didnt realise i had

i didn't know that about the ten commandments,the naraitor was effective.
i will be looking into other study options through pager uni.