The Ten Commandments from the Back Side - eBook
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Using an approach similar to the one he took in Parables from the Back Side and Old Testament Stories from the Back Side, J. Ellsworth Kalas opens new possibilities of insights into the familiar Ten Commandments. Restating them in the positive, Kalas explores how these "prohibitive" laws actually are our dear friends, intended to make life richer and more fulfilling. Kalas uses contemporary illustrations and personal experience to show how these timeless laws give us an appetite for divine excellence.
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Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2010
In this study, Kalas opens up new possibilities of insight into the familiar Ten Commandments by restating them in the positive and showing how they were intended to make life richer and more fulfilling. Kalas uses contemporary illustrations and personal experience to show how these timeless laws give us an appetite for divine excellence. Includes study guide, 10 sessions.
J. Ellsworth Kalas (1923-2015) was the author of over 35 books, including the popular Back Side series, A Faith of Her Own: Women of the Old Testament, Strong Was Her Faith: Women of the New Testament, I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, and the Christian Believer study, and was a presenter on DISCIPLE videos. He was part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, formerly serving as president and then as senior professor of homiletics. He was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years and also served five years in evangelism with the World Methodist Council.
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Bon5 Stars Out Of 5Unique insights on a very familiar textSeptember 9, 2017BonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very helpful as a study aid.
SonjaAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5December 27, 2009SonjaAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleOur class just finished this study and everyone felt they had gained a lot more practical, relevant feeling of what these commands mean to us as Christians today. They reflect God's love in wanting us to live in the best way to bring good to ourselves and others. The questions in the back for each chapter are good, but we also enjoyed just discussing the 9-12 pages of reading for each week. I asked them to mark the things in their books which most impressed them and then I let them bring out the highlights of each chapter before we discussed the questions.
Gale L. Player5 Stars Out Of 5August 29, 2008Gale L. PlayerThe author has done a wondwrful job of presenting known material to most of us in a very interesting new way. His down-to-earth thoughts are able to give readers of all ages a lot to think about. I questioned the title at first and didn't know what to expect. The book is well worth the nominal cost.
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