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Publication Date: 17 Nov 2016
Publisher: IVP
Words: 43000
Page Count: 160
Author: Graham Beynon
ISBN-13: 9781783594405, 9781783595006

Surprised by the Commandments

Discovering New Depth And Richness
By Graham Beynon
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Summary
This book grew out of a slightly reluctant sermon series which, as it turned out, became 'one of the most talked about in our church', says the author. There was a sense of rediscovering the 10 commandments, 'and so coming to appreciate and value them afresh', he enthuses. We see the commandments as a summary of God's law for Israel. The rest of the law in the Old Testament is an unpacking of these commands. The New Testament then shows us a variety of repetition, enlargement and fulfilment of the different commands. The result is a hugely informative and helpful overview of Christian living and ethics. A side benefit comes in the form of worked examples of how to move from the Old Testament to the New Testament. This is a popular, clear and accessible volume, with pastoral application for today's believer. Tragically, it is often the absence of guidelines that is a cause of confusion and heartache in today's society.
About the Author
Graham Beynon is pastor of Grace Church, Cambridge, and also Director of Independent Ministry Training at Oak Hill Theological College.

Graham was previously an audiological scientist working with hearing and balance disorders. He then moved to pastor churches in Cambridge and Leicester. He has particularly been involved in leading church plants. He is married to Charis and they have three children. In his spare time he enjoys watching TV with his wife, walking with their dog, trying his hand at DIY, watching sport and playing 5-a-side football.
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[A] helpful and stimulating reading.

- The Covenentor Witness’s April 2017

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