This is one of those rare books you can open up anywhere and find a pearl of wisdom. This practical guide to the Ten Commandments shows you how to relate the Commandments to every significant issue---the visual arts, revolution, abortion, suicide, artificial insemination, social injustice, and more. Clear, down to earth, and based on solid scholarship, this volume will enrich and challenge your understanding of Christian living. 432 pages, hardcover from Presbyterian & Reformed.
This insightful exposition of the Ten Commandments demonstrates the wisdom of God's Word for the pressing issues of our day.
J. Douma was professor of Christian ethics at the Theological University in Kampen from 1970 to his retirement in 1997. Among his publications is The Ten Commandments. Translator Nelson D. Kloosterman is professor of ethics at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, where he has taught since 1984.
Applicable, practical and accessiblea commentary on the Ten Commandments should be all of these things. This thoroughly biblical and forthrightly Reformed work satisfies these requirements and more and thus should be a welcome addition to any bookshelf.
The appearance of this magisterial work in English translation is most welcome. Clearly written, it combines penetrating exposition of the commandments with their thoughtful and balanced contemporary application. It should do much to promote appreciation for the role of Gods law as a positive guide for Christian living, which, as Calvin reminds us, is its principal use (IInstitutes, 2.7.12).
When the law of God is eclipsed, the gospel is obscured. This book imparts the light of the law with such clarity that the character of God is made wonderfully plain to us.
This treatise has all the strengths of the best Dutch Reformed theologyexact learning and coll clarity, academic acumen and down-to-earth wisdomand the authors touch is sure as he applies the Word of God to modern life. Doumas book must take its place as a standard resource, and all who work their way through it will find themselves very much enriched