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The Ten Commandments

Still the Best Moral Code
Narrated by: Lee Robertson
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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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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Perfect way to start the day.

I thoroughly enjoyed this. At under 2 hours, I found it brief yet comprehensive enough to listen to while preparing for work. I loved how each of the commandments were explained and as someone who loves to study, the questions at the end of each chapter were a massive bonus. Currently reading another of Prager’s books and his style and delivery never disappoints.

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  • Carôle
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 29-07-17

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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  • Philo
  • 01-11-15

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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  • Lillian Lusk
  • 14-09-15

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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  • Jacqueline Penfold
  • 14-02-19

For Basic Understanding

This book had some good insight. That said it was not as detailed or as truthful as I had hoped. I did enjoy it and I did learn a couple of interesting facts. I just wish it had of been a more in depth study. I enjoy Dennis Prager and for what it is he did a good job. He seemed to not want to offend any Christians when it came to the 4th Commandment. Because of this I gave it a 3 overall.

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  • Keith E. Vinnecour
  • 08-09-15

Common Sense

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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  • Christine A Carty
  • 11-07-15

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?

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

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

Mo

Any additional comments?

Well done!

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  • Victor Mizrahi
  • 17-07-19

ANYONE & EVERYONE Should Get This 1 hr audio book!

This is a very important piece of work.
Anyone on the planet can/will get value from it, atheist to believer. The 1 hr investment will pay off exponentially.
My only critique is Dennis did not narrate. I feel the author gets the message across better ,but all in all it still needs to be read or listened to to understand the "why's" of these important, foundational 10 commandment which belong to us all.
Thanks Dennis, for another fantastic publication.

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  • Reviewer
  • 05-06-19

Calm, Clear, and Collected

My favorite thing about Dennis Prager is how calm, clear, and collected his thoughts are both on the radio and in writing. I highly recommend this book because even if you disagree it won't ruin your day.

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  • Susan Lautner
  • 27-05-19

Interesting and informative

Loved it. I'm Christian but do not know the religion well. This was concise and educational.

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  • Ed S.
  • 18-05-19

Learned more in 1 hour than in past 64 yrs

OK... EVERYONE HAS HEARD OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS... NOW YOU CAN LEARN WHAT THEY MEAN AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY SAY.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-19

Great synopsis of the 10 commandments

Great synopsis of the 10 commandments and how they apply to daily life. Have enjoyed Dennis's writing for many years now.