Matthew for Everyone, Part 1: Chapters 1-15

Matthew for Everyone, Part 1: Chapters 1-15

by N. T. Wright

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ISBN-13: 9780664227869
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 03/15/2004
Series: New Testament for Everyone Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 606,064
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

N. T. Wright is the Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and is a prolific author and noted New Testament scholar. His books include Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, and Evil and the Justice of God.

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"A rare event: a commentary that is learned without being stuffy, accessible without being reductionist. Tom Wright joins us in our homes and workplaces, our sanctuaries and classrooms, in genial, prayerful conversation over this text that forms our lives, the New Testament scriptures." (Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, and author of The Message)

Marva Dawn

"Tom Wright is a great gift to the universal Church! He is an extraordinary scholar with the uncommon ability to translate painstakingly and practically and yet to write with startling wisdom, rousing wit, and gracious accessibility. His commentaries in the "...for Everyone" series will stimulate ardent Bible study, greater zeal for Christian living, and deeper commitment in congregational life. With the addition of maps and glossaries of crucial words highlighted in the text, these books are superb for both individual and communal study. I pray the wide use of them will help to counteract our culture's despicable biblical illiteracy." (popular speaker and author of Reaching Out without Dumbing Down and Unfettered Hope)

Eugene Peterson

"A rare event: a commentary that is learned without being stuffy, accessible without being reductionist. Tom Wright joins us in our homes and workplaces, our sanctuaries and classrooms, in genial, prayerful conversation over this text that forms our lives, the New Testament scriptures." (Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, and author of The Message)

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Matthew for Everyone, Part 1: Chapters 1-15 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
deusvitae on LibraryThing 24 days ago
An easily approachable yet compelling contextual presentation of Jesus and the Gospel of Matthew.Wright masterfully comments upon the first 15 chapters of Matthew, seeking to make sense of both Jesus and the Gospel of Matthew in context while seeking to make applications to the 21st century condition of mankind.His translation of Matthew as presented throughout is quite "fresh" and makes good sense of the text, even if it is full of Anglicisms. He also defines the key terms that are mentioned consistently throughout the Gospel and within the commentary. A highly recommended commentary for coming to a better understanding of what the Gospel of Matthew is all about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, along with others in the '...for Everyone' series by Tom Wright, has enhanced my understanding of the Gospels more than anything else I've heard or read in over 30 years as a Christian. There are so many sayings, parables, and stories, especially in Matthew, that have always puzzled me or troubled me, and Tom Wright does an excellent job of explaining them in the context of the world that Jesus and the early Christians lived in. It's not just a dry, academic book, but is understandable and relevant. The book is written in short sections that I have time to read as a daily devotional or as I get a few spare moments here and there. It has challenged me to re-think who Jesus really was and what that means to my life, as well as freeing me from some of the false understandings I've had based on Matthew and the other Gospels.