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Trade Paperback
60 pages
Sep 2004
A Pocket Publication

The Ten Commandments for Beginners

by David W. New

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David W. New's The Ten Commandments for Beginners is a new believer's, early reader's discussion of a sacred text. What do they mean? Do they apply today? Should the Government display them? All are answered in this small book.

David W. New received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Methodist Episcopal Church USA, after studying New Testament Greek and biblical Hebrew at Harvard. Currently an attorney in the Washington D.C. area,

New's pocket publication covers: What Have The Ten Commandments Done for Me?; Each Commandment on an individual basis; How the Ten Commandments Influenced American Law and Government, the Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution. Other topics include: Should Religious Values Influence the US Constitution?; Should the Ten Commandments be displayed on Public Property?; What About Judge Ray Moore?

A quick unencumbered read which answers many questions succinctly enough to keep even those of moderate interest and basic reading skills moving through. The author's points are developed sufficiently.

On the final page the author states "the first promise of America was the freedom of religion for all pilgrims." Those who feel that other nations of existing peoples would later succumb to the freedoms of those pilgrims, might have difficulties with this statement. I recommend this book for those looking for a basic primer on the Ten Commandments. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Supporters of Judge Roy Moore will like this booklet. This booklet not only teaches the meaning of each of the Ten Commandments but offers special insights into how the Ten Commandments contributed to American Law and Government. For example, David New demonstrates that the words "Equal Justice Under Law" which appears on the outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building is a religious message. David argues that the American concept of human equality originated from religion, not secularism. David concludes his publication by arguing that the display of the Ten Commandments on public property is constitutional and does not violate the First Amendment. David W. New is proud to present The Ten Commandments for Beginners in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the first community of Jews to settle in North America (1654-2004).