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This book really made me sit back and strongly consider myself in the light of the 10 Commandments. For Klinghoffer and others, the Ten Commandments are more than a historical theory. They are a true, living blueprint of what we should and should not do, think and expect. Looking at the world status today, the concept in this book along with Bible, I can see this "downward spiral" playing out. Would recommend this book to all professing Christians to pick apart our own denial of the 10 Commandments being a focus point in our lives.

Another dangerous book this summer, this one for grown-ups, is David Klinghoffer's marvelously lucid Shattered Tablets . With the meticulousness of a scholar, he begins by excavating the meaning of the Commandments.

Another dangerous book this summer, this one for grown-ups, is David Klinghoffer's marvelously lucid Shattered Tablets: Why We Ignore The Ten Commandments at Our Peril. It weaves theological insight with the author's reflections on living in a society (ours, alas) that has cast off the Decalogue's authority. - Rod Dreher, Dallas Morning News.

ignoring the 10 Commandments. Published by Thriftbooks. While the book predominantly deals with the Jewish Rabbinical interpretation of the Ten Commandments, he was also sensitive to the common experience of those in the Evangelical Christian tradition. com User, 9 years ago. This book really made me sit back and strongly consider myself in the light of the 10 Commandments. His book is quite engaging and thought provoking. I couldn't put it down and will heartily recommend to my friends and family.

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Contrary to Mel Brooks's humorous presentation of Moses and the 10 Commandments on film, Klinghoffer (The .

Contrary to Mel Brooks's humorous presentation of Moses and the 10 Commandments on film, Klinghoffer (The Lord Will Gather Me In) does not think these biblical laws are a laughing matter. A writer and senior fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Klinghoffer warns that America is ignoring the commandments and sinking deeper into a quagmire of immorality. Using the Northwest's urban environs in which he lives as a case study, he warns that Seattle suffers from an "advanced case of moral retardation" that could easily spread to the rest of the country.

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Comments

Nanecele Nanecele
Excellent writing on difficult subjects. It covers some shocking
and sad issues in Society.
Mamuro Mamuro
Great book - great author - recommend
nadness nadness
This book really made me sit back and strongly consider myself in the light of the 10 Commandments. Looking at the world status today, the concept in this book along with Bible, I can see this "downward spiral" playing out.
Would recommend this book to all professing Christians to pick apart our own denial of the 10 Commandments being a focus point in our lives.
Мох Мох
Very good read.Eye opening,and informative.More true today than when it was written.If you want to know where we are heading as a country read this book.
Beanisend Beanisend
David Klinghoffer clearly and incisively articulates why our American culture has gotten so off track. By ignoring--better throwing out--the decalogue we have allowed secularism to define our morality. Klinghoffer is not afraid to speak in cutting and sometimes politically incorrect terms about the devastating consequences of secularism on our culture. By dissecting each of the commandments and showing how they relate to one another, he shows why religious belief is essential in maintaining a moral culture. While the book predominantly deals with the Jewish Rabbinical interpretation of the Ten Commandments, he was also sensitive to the common experience of those in the Evangelical Christian tradition. His book is quite engaging and thought provoking. I couldn't put it down and will heartily recommend to my friends and family.
Thomeena Thomeena
People in the Northwest have a reputation for being courteous - and bland. In spite of that fame, David Klinghoffer has no trouble finding local examples of how moral ignorance leads to social breakdown. Some cases are bizarre, e.g. the man who died during an act of bestiality with a horse. Others are more pedestrian: Seattle's fetish for fitness and our avoidance of children. Klinghoffer notes that "we are second only to San Francisco as the most childless city in America." He presents Seattle as "a microcosm of what happens when biblical faith falls away."

To quote a certain smug pundit, "it's getting ugly out there." The pundit welcomes the decline of American society. It promises lots of entertaining news. Like most people of means, he considers himself insulated from the effects of moral decay. As a priest who has heard confessions for over 35 years, however, I can testify that social breakdown is far from entertaining. The disregard of the Commandments has resulted in great suffering - especially to children and women. Klinghoffer documents the damage and puts it in a broader context. He uncovers the real ugliness that our surface politeness masks.

It is not enough to recognize that things are getting ugly "out there." We also have to face the ugliness inside ourselves. Besides dissecting the dissolution of our society, *Shattered Tablets* offers plenty of assistance for an examination of conscience. It has, for example, a helpful analysis of what it means to honor one's parents. And under the commandment about bearing false witness, Klinghoffer is not afraid to defend the traditional wisdom that considers gossip an "unmasculine" activity. That chapter gave me pause, even though - like practically all men - I have a hard time seeing myself as a tale-bearer.

Some final observations: First, the conservative political viewpoint might scare away readers in a liberal city like Seattle. That would be a shame. The Commandments are for everyone - they are perfectly democratic, as Pope John Paul II observed. Second, the effort to tie together the two tablets (the commandments about love of God and those about love of neighbor) could appear a bit forced. Nevertheless, Klinghoffer raises a question our secular society needs to ask: whether morality makes sense apart from a relationship to God. Third, the chapter on keeping the Sabbath was the best. He demonstrates how neglect of that commandment has impoverished almost all of us. Finally, a word of appreciation for the way he fleshes out biblical characters like Joseph and Absalom.

I warmly recommend *Shattered Tablets.*
Coidor Coidor
What a great read! In "Shattered Tablets" David Klinghoffer has taken a common pastoral theme and brought it to life with an impressive historical and theological account of the basis of each of the Ten Commandments - producing a compelling and persuasive case, with vivid illustrations, for his thesis that we ignore the Decalogue at our peril.

For example, in his treatment of the Second Commandment prohibiting idolatry, Klinghoffer takes the reader on a theological tour de force through impressive discussions of "American style" idolatry, Christian tolerance versus pagan tolerance, American polytheism and cultural relativism, all culminating in the ultimate manifestation of the "little 'god' that lurks within the self." And that is just the second chapter!

Although he warns his readers early on of his "intent to measure in the book. . . .the ideological view that would enshrine materialism as the official quasi-religion of American culture and government," I wondered if Klinghoffer had suspected that his research would lead him to so many examples of outrageous behavior, grotesque beliefs, and twisted values. I am still recovering from learning that the U.S. armed forces recognize Wicca (a type of witchcraft and paganism) as an official religion.

For Klinghoffer and others, the Ten Commandments are more than a historical theory. They are a true, living blueprint of what we should and should not do, think and expect. It is not a list of suggestions but theological certainties that are as unassailable as the law of gravity. Stepping off the moral precipice of the Decalogue has the same sure consequences (individually and to civilization) as stepping off the edge of the roof of a building.

"Shattered Tablets" is beautifully written, well-researched and well-reasoned. It is an important contribution and is highly recommended.