God, Slavery, and Freedom
From the back cover of this book:
“Do you think the Bible permitted the African slave trade? You won’t after reading this book. Do you find it difficult to love your parents? If you do, this book will help you immeasurably. Do you doubt the existence of God because you think belief in God is irrational? This book will give you reason after reason to rethink your doubts.
“The title of this commentary is “The Rational Bible” because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. In Dnnis Prager’s words, ‘If something I write is not rational, I have not done my job.’
“The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible – whose Hebrew grammar and vocabulary he has mastered – to people of every faith and no faith at all. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world in general and to you personally. His goal: to change your mind – and, as a result, to change your life.”
In his Introduction, Dennis Prager, an Observant Jew, wrote the following To Christian Readers:
“One cannot be a serious Christian without being familiar with the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament, as the Christian world named it). Nor can one understand Jesus, a Jew who was not only observant of Torah law, but asserted he came to change not ‘one jot or tittle of it.
“For the man Christians who already believe the Torah embodies the word of God, I hope this commentary strengthen your faith in the Torah. As Maimonides, widely considered the greatest Jewish philosopher, wrote nine hundred years ago, his differences with Christian theology notwithstanding, it is Christians who have been primarily responsible for disseminating knowledge of the Torah to so much of the world.”
Regnery, ©2018, Hardcover, 558 pages