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Pathway to Freedom by Alistair Begg - A Review

What is the purpose of the 10 Commandments in a Christian's Life?  That is the question that Alistair Begg takes on in his book Pathway to Freedom. 

This book has a chapter for each of the ten commandments given to Moses by God so long ago on Mount Sinai.  It also looks at the different ways the ten commandments can bring us closer to God, closer to Jesus, and closer to each other.

This book is a wonderful.  It starts to drag in a few places, but overall it was a great read.  The content of the book far outweighs the few parts that are a little less page-turning.

From the back cover:
God’s code of conduct is as relevant and insistent today as it’s always been.
The landscape of contemporary society reveals that we neither know nor care much about the Law of God. There is:
  • A general lawlessness in the lives of professing Christians.
  • An absence of the fear of God in public worship and private living.
  • A growing confidence in ourselves and doubt concerning God and His Word.
Amidst this moral crisis, the message of the Ten Commandments can give us order, direction, and hope.
With dynamic implications for how each of us lives every day, Pathway to Freedom will challenge you to think long and hard about the significance of God’s Law.

This book is very convicting.  It shows you the subtle ways you are breaking the ten commandments in ways you never thought about.  One evening, after reading this book, I went to Safeway and proceeded to make the staff there think I was insane.  Right now Safeway is running a Monopoly promotion, and they gave me a few extra pieces at the checkout.  Previously, I would have thought "Sweet!  Free pieces!", but after reading Pathway to Freedom, I couldn't keep them.  I went back in the store, went to customer service, and told them I got to many pieces, and I wouldn't be able to live with the guilt if I won! 

You can buy Pathway to Freedom from Moody Publishers for $11.99 (which is cheaper than Amazon's price :) )

*I received this book free from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own!*

4/5 stars


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