The Ten Commandments provide "the fundamental pointers we need for our concourse with God and our neighbors," writes Professor J. Douma in this work. As the subtitle indicates, the Ten Commandments are a manual for the Christian life, relevant to all thought and experience.
In this commentary on the commandments, Douma tackles the difficult yet practical issues of our time with insight, thoroughness, and faithfulness to God's Word. Discussions of the commandments span current issues from religious art to sorcery and witchcraft, from Sunday observance to civil disobedience, from abortion to euthanasia and suicide.
Because the commandments speak to every area of life, this volume lends itself to a wide range of uses. Pastors, professors, counselors, and thoughtful laypeople will gain much wisdom and direction from this careful, up-to-date exposition of the Ten Commandments.
J. Douma was professor of Christian ethics at the Theological University in Kampen from 1970 to his retirement in 1997.
"Applicable, practical, and accessible - a 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." - George Grant
"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." - R.C. Sproul
"This treatise has all the strengths of the best Dutch Reformed theology - exact learning and cool clarity, academic acumen and down-to-earth wisdom - and the author's touch is sure as he applies the Word of God to modern life. Douma's book must take its place as a standard resource, and all who work their way through it will find themselves very much enriched." - James I. Packer