- 183 pages ; 19 cm
- Contents: Coming home to the ten commandments -- Bigger than Hammurabi, Delphi, & Dawkins -- Why be good? -- Three keys to the ten commandments -- One God and the good: first commandment -- Idols of the heart: second commandment -- Taking religion seriously: third commandment -- Work, play, and worship: fourth commandment -- Family matters: fifth commandment -- Cherish your neighbour: sixth commandment -- Honour your spouse: seventh commandment -- Giving what is due: eighth commandment -- Saying what is true: ninth commandment -- Failing and finding the good: tenth commandment.Summary: The ten commandments are perhaps some of the most well-known and vexed verses of the whole Christian bible. They have found their way into our art, monuments, literature, and culture-even into Richard Dawkins famed "Ten Atheist Commandments". In A doubter's guide to the ten commandments, bestselling author John Dickson explores how these ten verses have changed our world and how they show us what the 'Good Life' looks like. Whether or not one believes in the Christian bible, these ten ancient instructions open up a window to the Western world and on our own soul.