Review: God with Us - Themes from Matthew

This is an excellent short commentary for congregation members and Bible study leaders by a reliable scholar-pastor.

Each chapter covers 2 or 3 chapters of Matthew in about 15 pages. The focus is on bringing out the main points and themes of each section. At the end of each chapter there are questions to encourage further reflection. 

Carson has produced both a detailed commentary on Matthew and a number of popular level expositions, showing his ability as both a scholar and a pastor. This book combines the scholar (he is a reliable guide to the main points) and the pastor (he applies those points).

It is clearly not enough for the pastor preparing his sermon (although it may help him get an overview), but it is good devotional material, good for helping Bible study leaders to get the main points in Matthew and perhaps good for enthusiastic congregation members to be reading alongside a series on Matthew.

I picked it up second hand, which you still can from Amazon although it's shipped from the States. I don't think it's published any more, which is a shame.

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