The Gospel of Matthew, Volume 1: Matthew 1-17 (Paperback)
The Gospel of Matthew, said James Montgomery Boice, is "the first of the Gospels, the longest, the most Jewish, the most evangelistic, and, in many ways, the most compelling. To some people, now as well as then, Matthew is the most important book ever written." The first volume of a two-volume expositional commentary on one of the Bible's most powerful books integrates rigorous scholarship and clear communication. Boice not only explains the meaning of the text verse by verse and section by section, he relates the text's concerns to the world in which we live, the life of the church, and the realities of the Christian life. Topics in volume 1, The King and His Kingdom, include "The Coming of the King" (1:1-4:25), "The Sermon on the Mount" (5:1-7:29), "The Power of the Kingdom" (8:1-10:42), "Is Jesus Really God's King?" (11:1-12:50), "The Parables of the Kingdom" (13.1-58), "The Withdrawal of the King" (14:1-17:27). Based on messages preached at Philadelphia's world-renowned Tenth Presbyterian Church, The Gospel of Matthew displays Dr. Boice's hallmark blend of thoughtful interpretation and contemporary insight for daily living. It will appeal to a wide range of readers, from serious Bible students to interested laypersons.