The 10 Commandments of Common Sense

The 10 Commandments of Common Sense

Wisdom From the Scriptures for People of All Beliefs

Book - 2007
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The author of Life's Greatest Lessons presents ten principles of practical wisdom to live by, drawn from readings of both the Old and New Testaments for people of all beliefs.

Readers love Hal Urban's books for their common sense, their wisdom, and their inspirational affirmation of timeless values. With The 10 Commandments of Common Sense, he continues to build on his central theme -- that there's a direct relationship between good character and the quality of life. He also shows how the teachings of Scripture and the genuine practice of faith can be integral parts of a fulfilling existence.

Urban draws on his own lifelong spiritual search -- which has included Protestant churches, the Catholic church, some Eastern philosophies, and human potential psychology -- to produce an ecumenical and nondogmatic examination of the Scriptures, finding in them clear and simple guidance for increasing both purpose and joy in our lives. Five of his principles are do's, as in "Keep a positive outlook on life" and "Bring out the best in other people." The other five are don't's, as in "Don't be seduced by popular culture" and "Don't judge other people." These ten commandments of timeless wisdom will inspire people of all faiths who are searching for more meaning and direction in their lives, no matter where it comes from.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
Edition: 1st Fireside hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781416535645
Characteristics: x, 259 p. ;,19 cm.


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Mister_Eugene Sep 29, 2015

The intention behind "The 10 Commandments of Common Sense" was noble, and the easy-to-read format of the book is probably its greatest strength.

However (and it is a very big "however") all too often in this book there were Scriptures that were either taken out of context to conveniently suit a point Mr. Urban was trying to make, and/or used repeatedly within a chapter to the point of redundancy, and/or improperly cited altogether. The last of the these points to not only poor researching by Mr. Urban, but even a poorer proof-reading by his affiliates which sunk the overall quality of this book.

This is a book that you can take a pass on.

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