Author Traces, Presents ‘A History of the Ten Commandments’

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Clarence William Sickles points believers, non-believers alike to highest guide to moral living

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Clarence William Sickles traces the history of the famed Decalogue in his book, “A History of the Ten Commandments” (published by Xlibris). This book is essential reading for those seeking to discover information about the greatest document in human history and wanting to learn about a new moral standard desperately needed in the ethically corrupt world of the present day.

The book focuses on an analysis of the Ten Commandments as found in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 and traces the historical development of this document over the centuries which resulted in the production of 17 versions. The meaning of each version is explained in relation to the community of Israel and the Christian Church. A modern moral code based on the Ten Commandments, but non-religious in nature, is presented for possible display in the secular community.

“I think this book will appeal to readers because humans are basically good but are unsure as to how this goodness can be nurtured and identified with specific acts in the realm of morality,” Sickles says.

This book not only examines the historical background of the Ten Commandments. It also provides the needed roadmap for those people who are endeavoring to lead a righteous and just life. In its essence, “A History of the Ten Commandments” acts as a modern moral code which can be universally practiced by believers and nonbelievers alike.

“A History of the Ten Commandments”
By Clarence William Sickles
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781493110254
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781493110247
E-Book | 200 pages | ISBN 9781493110261
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Clarence W. Sickles is a retired Episcopal parish priest and licensed nursing home administrator with an advanced degree in therapeutic recreation and gerontology. He and his wife, Jean, live in Heath Village, a three-hundred-fifty-member retirement community which he founded in Morris County, New Jersey. The General Theological Seminary in New York City awarded Sickles an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for his ministry to the elderly community.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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