The Word Among Us

June 2008 Issue

Getting More out of Matthew

A different kind of commentary shows how.

By: Bert Ghezzi

For the past month, I have been reading a portion of Matthew’s Gospel during my morning prayer. I’ve done this before, on my own, but this time around, I have a guide to accompany me: George Martin’s new book, Bringing the Gospel of Matthew to Life. Martin, a popular and reliable biblical commentator, not only unpacks the meaning of the text for me, he also illuminates it with insights that have practical consequences for my life.

He helps me to understand the words on the page as they were originally meant by Matthew; he also helps me see how I should change my...


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