New Release Invites a “Backdoor” Approach to the Ten Commandments

Do the Ten Commandments of the Bible provide more than formidable rules and regulations? Dr. Marshall L. Hoffman, pastor and army chaplain, thinks so. In his new book, Getting Comfortable with Divine Demands: A Backdoor Approach to the 10 Commandments he offers a relaxed, backdoor-approach to the Old Testament laws.

The book invites an engaging new understanding and an exploration of how honoring the spirit, as well as the letter of these commandments, can positively affect lives.

“God is not a cosmic killjoy who wants to make life dull and boring. Everything is more fun and fulfilling when we learn to live within the boundaries set by the laws of God,” says Hoffman. After a decade of pastoral ministry, the author served as an army chaplain for twenty-six years, including a year of combat service in Vietnam. He earned his Ph.D. in theology from Claremont School of Theology at the age of seventy-two.

Hoffman presents the Ten Commandments as relevant foundational principles, as well as biblical truth. In this series of heart-warming devotional essays, filled with life stories, he invites readers to look deeply into the intent of the commandments, and see them in new light.

“There was a time when I considered the Ten Commandments not as a ten-course meal, but as bitter pills. But for over half a century they have worked to hold my family together through good times and bad.”

Beyond a list of “Thou shalt nots” written on tablets of stone, Hoffman reframes the Ten Commandments and displays them as positive and life-giving boundaries that can make life more fulfilling.

Getting Comfortable with Divine Demands: A Backdoor Approach to the 10 Commandments is available in print and electronic format for a retail price of $9.99 and $5.99 respectively.

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State: WA
Country: United States