As opposed to the Creator's "ways" with humankind, SEVEN IMPERATIVES focuses on how humans should best relate to their Creator as specifically revealed in Hebrew scriptures. A few verses from the Christian New Testament are included for greater clarity where Jesus of Nazareth converses with both a scribe and a lawyer.
SEVEN IMPERATIVES explores eight key Hebrew scriptures that describe in the imperative voice how the Creator of the Universe wants humans to relate to the Almighty. Important Hebrew words in each verse are spotlighted and described in short chapters that contain the primary meaning behind each key word, their transliterated Hebrew pronunciation, as well as the actual Hebrew characters. Seven of the verses are from the book of Deuteronomy (DEVARIM in Hebrew) and one verse from the book of Joshua (Y'HOSHUA in Hebrew). Eight imperatives are analyzed as to both frequency in the texts as well as meaning, and these are reduced to seven in the last chapter: Love Him, Cleave to Him, Walk in His Ways, Keep His Commandments, Fear Him, Serve Him, and Listen to His Voice. The second half lays out a simple approach to praying the Imperatives.
SEVEN IMPERATIVES is a great little book that will help you make the main thing the main thing. Whether you are Jewish or Christian, you will find the book helpful. Our Muslim friends will enjoy comparing these "imperatives" to their own—seeing which are similar and which are not. SEVEN IMPERATIVES will bless everyone who reads it. Chapters are short and to the point!
Servants of Christ is a 45-year-old community of believers located in Memphis, Tennessee. Much of its attention over the last forty years has been on sound Biblical teaching based on the original sources and Early Church history. The community is ecumenical and involved with the ministry of "Coaching. Life Matters" headquartered in Nashville Tennessee as well as "Indigenous Advance," a mission that supports local initiatives in the country of Uganda. The community has been involved with the publication of several books including The Core Story, Delta Blues, Who Are You Anyway?, The Emerging Ekklesia, Visions, Dreams & Encounters, You & God, and Little Talks With E.H. Ijams At 93.