Matthew For Everyone (Part 1)
Matthew For Everyone Part 1
2002 (SPCK 2004)
Recommendation: Reputation of Author
This was going to be my reading for Advent. It covers the first 15 chapters of St Matthew's Gospel, so should have been about right for the time available. However, Tom Wright's thought provoking but easy to read style meant that I read the whole book in two weeks not four and embarked on Part 2 (link). The text, in Tom Wright's own translation, is divided into sensible sections, based on events, conversations or concepts (unlike some of the parts of the C of E Lectionary) each followed by the author's interpretation, discussion and modern relevance. All this makes it easy to read and absorb.