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Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America
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Publisher Free Pr
Publication date August 1, 2006
Pages 206
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743255141
ISBN-10 0743255143
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
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Summary
A veteran war correspondent and award-winning author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning shares examples from his personal life and career to discuss how specific American social groups can benefit from an adherence to the Ten Commandments. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In Losing Moses on the Freeway, Chris Hedges, veteran war correspondent and author of the bestselling War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, delivers an impassioned, eloquent call to heed the wisdom of the 10 Commandments. Celebrated for his courageous reporting on the crucial issues of our time, Hedges, who graduated from seminary at Harvard Divinity School, explores the challenge of living according to these moral precepts we have tried to follow, often unsuccessfully, for the past 6,000 years. The commandments, he writes, do not save us from evil. Instead they save us from committing evil.

Inspired by unyielding faith, rigorous moral scrutiny, and a fierce sense of social responsibility, Hedges offers a breathtaking meditation on modern life. Losing Moses on the Freeway illustrates how the commandments usually choose us -- and how we are rarely able to choose them. We cannot protect ourselves from theft, greed, adultery, or envy, nor from the impulses that lead us to commit evil acts. In honoring the commandments, we free ourselves from self-worship and are called back to the healing solidarity of community. It is in the self-sacrifice championed by the commandments that integrity, commitment, and, finally, love are made possible.

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