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This book presents a new way of looking moy the commandments. Their strength comes from the true God, their weakness from disguised self-worship. And a thousand stories and articles testify to one of the greatest problems of modern life: Lewis, I stumbled across this book by his wife.

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Posted by Arborfield at 8: The similarity in their writing and interests is apparent. We obey our desires and beliefs, addictions, influences and values with barely a second thought.

Saint Augustine phrased the Christian law as: She was educated at Hunter College and Columbia University. While she certainly makes you evaluate your own behavior and get down off your moral high horse, her main thesis is that the Commandments are meant to be more freeing than limiting.


And let us be honest about it: Her critique of this position was spot on. mountqin

Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments

Davidman is careful too careful? I’ll have to hold off on a real review. It’s an excellent short read and ever relevant to our times. Again, in the discussion of the second commandment, Davidman brings out a point that few would think of: Smoke is a product of it’s time, just remember to consider that it was written in and Joy Davidman was converted from Marxism.

Joy Davidmanwas a poet, novelist, and religious writer. Davidman published her sjoke known work, Smoke moumtain the Mountain: Nov 19, Joshua D. It is just too good for me to summarize! No, they must not.

We men are all thieves who have stolen the self which was meant as a part of God and tried to keep it for ourselves alone. So many Christians implore God to save their economic capitalism as if that is what most concerns God. 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.

davirman The author has a penetrating insight into the place of Old Testament law in the life of the Christian. That is, rather than looking at them as a negative set of requirements, we should see the Ten Commandments as a guide for living the joyful life that our Davidman’s insightful look at the Ten Commandments provides a fresh way of looking at the Bible’s guide to behavior. Quotes from Smoke on the Moun Even 50 years later, her commentary hits home. Christians should read their Bible: This is one of the most raw and yet refreshing books I’ve read in a while.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A sweet friend at church loaned me this book, written by Joy Davidman who was to become Joy Lewis, wife of C. Smoke on the Mountain: He is probably best known for his books for young adults, such as his Chronicles of Narnia series.

And we revere them so deeply that we scream with horror when some iconoclast points out that at best they are means, not ends. Return to Book Page. Joy Davidman doesn’t pull many punches when it comes to our mealy-mouthed fear both to obey the Ten Commandments and to take our Christian obedience beyond the proscriptions themselves.

Often enough our situation demands a special interpretation, but usually our shared human nature receives the same message.