Book Review: The Ten Commandments (Christian Essentials), Peter Leithart


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In the early 2000s, Alabama’s Chief Judge ordered to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse. If we are no longer under the law, was that really such a big deal? Do Christians need to follow the Ten Commandments? If we are no longer under the law, why does James write that “the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being… a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing” (Jas 1:25)? Wasn’t the law a burden? What are we doing looking at the law? (I feel a bit like I’m Rob Bell with all these questions.)

Peter Leithart, President of the Theopolis Institute and author of many books and commentaries, has written a book with a healthy perspective on what God’s Ten Words mean to us today. He shows that neither God’s law nor the commandments…

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