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Despite being over 50 years old, this speaks well to contemporary Christians, and anyone interested in the relevance of the Ten Commandments today. More a series of essays than smokke true exposition of the Ten Commandments. Since her background was as a strident atheist Jew who became a strident atheist Communist, it is no wonder that Joy’s writing is very acerbic and sometimes smacks you up the side of the head.

But for Western, supposedly Christian, society, the Commandments have met with a worse fate.

Lewis, it was written before she married him. One aspect of the Law that Davidman brought out to me is its moral force. I am not sure, but I believe that it was finished before they met.


Posted by Arborfield at 8: After all, how much time do you ponder “compliance” with “Thou shall not kill”? It’s an excellent short read and ever relevant to our times. It concludes with a consideration of Jesus’ formulation of the gre The Ten Suggestions?

Preview — Smoke on the Mountain by Joy Davidman. We are not happy in the place. Suffice it to say for now that this is an incredible book. Matter is only energy. Expect lots of references to communists, though she doesn’t treat them like the “Red Menace”, interestingly enough she lumps them in with materialists. Lewis No preview available – I am really annoyed with the cover of this monutain.

Nevertheless, there is still a good deal of the Pharisee around, in even people who outwardly seem completely free of it, not excluding myself. This is a really sensible, incisive, and humble book that gets to the heart of a lot of modern day sins. Words to Live By: Okafor Chukwunonso rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Well, Davidian provides a lot of food for thought on all the commandments.

Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments by Joy Davidman

Paperbackpages. Jan 16, Cel Jel rated it it was amazing. Lewis was not the author’s husband when he wrote this introduction. Again, in the discussion of the second commandment, Davidman brings out a point that few would think of: For a book written so long ago, it’s still got some very relevant insights.

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To that goal, Christians, we are in a sorry state. Davidman’s perspective as a converted jew and marxist is unique.

Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments

Newer Post Older Post Home. The book is dedicated to C. Written for a “modern”s American audience, the application nevertheless feels very applicable to today; the chapter on the tenth Commandment is particularly insightful and convicting.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. She has a lot to say to us today that rings true and if we would listen to her, we would become more Christlike Christians. They eavidman hybrid creatures, our beast gods. Its ramifications are everywhere in our society.

The world has become “more so” in the intervening years, and part of the revelation is that the author shows why this must be so. While some of mountan author’s remarks refer to American culture as it was in the mid’s the book isn’t really dated at all. Smoke is a product of it’s time, just remember to consider that it was written in and Joy Davidman was converted from Marxism. After a troubled marriage, and following her conversion to Christianity, they divorced and she left America to travel to England with her sons.

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