A friend once told me she didn’t enjoy “small talk.” Rather, she preferred “big talk” – honest, intelligent conversation about things that matter. I have no doubt she and others who hunger for meaningful dialogue would enjoy meeting Anne Robertson, especially through reading God’s Top Ten: Blowing the Lid Off the Commandments. This is “big talk” of the best kind – informed, compassionate, often humorous reflection on the tough issues of our time filtered through the lens of the Ten Commandments. Add Robertson’s honesty about her own personal struggles, and the “big talk” at times yields something even more precious: Wisdom.
Anne Robertson’s thoughtful discussion of the social implications of the Ten Commandments is both provocative and pastoral, a rare but effective combination in confronting today’s most controversial issues. This is an excellent resource for people with diverse views.
In clear, graceful prose, Robertson makes a convincing case for what real "moral values" are—more than personal choices about sexuality and procreation, they are the decisions we, as Americans, make in our public policy every election year. This book is a must-read for anyone who votes his or her conscience.
In a country where everything seems less secure – our jobs, health care, pensions, national defense, the environment, our kids’ tuitions, and even our marriages – it is easy to lose sight of the common good and the call to care for our neighbors as ourselves. In God’s Top 10: Blowing the Lid off the Ten Commandments, Anne Robertson examines the issues of the day through the moral lens of the commandments and provides a guide where people can look out for each other and concern for one another is reflected in the corporations, communities, entertainment, and government we produce.