When we hear the word law, we tend to think of control and punishment. But in the Christian context, law is not meant to be used as a weapon, but as a tool to set us free. In The Law of Love, Richard Leonard recasts the idea of religious law in contemporary terms, examining sources such as: The Ten Commandments, The Beatitudes, The Lord’s Prayer, The Greatest Commandment, 1 Corinthians 13. In the end, the law is meant to set us free, not imprison us. It really is all about love and mercy.