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Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors - and sometimes we ourselves - dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought.

Do you think the Bible permitted the trans-Atlantic slave trade? You won’t after reading this book.

Do you struggle to love your parents? If you do, you need this book.

Do you doubt the existence of God because belief in God is “irrational?” This book will give you reason after reason to rethink your doubts.

The title of this commentary is, “The Rational Bible” because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. As Prager says, “If something I write does not make rational sense, I have not done my job.”

The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible to people of every faith, and no faith. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world and to your life.

His goal: to change your mind - and then change your life.

©2018 Dennis Prager (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Great listening so far!!

Great book Dennis! This is the best commentary on the Bible I have ever read. 10/10, would definitely recommend.
Also, first review :)

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Audible was a great experience.

The audible format was a great way to bring this to life. The historical background and essays really tie everything together. Dennis does a great job quenching my thirst for what has typically been a dry read. I can’t wait for the next book.

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Prager is astounding in his knowledge.

Terrific commentary on Exodus. He gives current meaning to the ancient message from God. Looking forward to his next book on Deuteronomy.

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Fantastic

Excellent commentary and insight! I will be going through this again. Can't wait for the rest of the Torah!

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excellent book !

I now understand the bible . Before it just seem real strange . Its a cultural thing .

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Great understanding of Judeo Christian ethic .

This book is the road to Enlightenment, The explanation Of what drives Much of what is the foundation of our country, but greater than that Foundation of all Western civilization. It does a great job of explaining God's role in our lives And to me personally It shines a light on why Principles are so important..

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Great introductory discussion of Exodus

I enjoy Dennis Prager's clear explanations and reasoning. I thought I'd be rather bored with a line-by-line reading of Exodus, but the discussions of different translations and the deep dive into why things were (likely) phrased certain ways was fascinating.

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Absolutely an interesting read

Mannn you should definitely listen to the whole book. Really made me realize how great the Bible truly is.

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A great look into the story behind the Jewish traditions.

Christian readers should not shy away from this experience. Great commentary and a good insight into exodus from a Jewish perspective.

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Great for Christians (me) who skipped Old Testament

Dennis Prager demystifies the legalese of the Mosaic Laws to make them applicable to daily life, religious or otherwise. Can’t wait for the rest of the series!

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clarifies some aspects but only to Exodus

it clarifies some aspects of the Bible to Exodus from the perspective of an observant jew or Christian and so a non believer might see how certain things (ritual observance, annihilation of Amelikites etc) make sense and or are morally reasonable from that perspective.

Howver it's nowhere near as successful as Jordan Peterson's free Biblical series on YouTube which does rationally explain at a very deep level - using Jungian pyschoanalysis and modern empirical research based pyschology - how the Bible rationally encodes indispensable transcendental truths about living successfully and sustainably in this or any other time and place; without requiring any metaphysical belief or apology for superficially questionable (to an anachronistic modern atheist looking to score points) slaying of first borns etc