In this vain, Matt alternates between commentary and retelling select portions of the Gospel in a modern context. His organization isn’t consistent, and he changes tenses in the telling of these stories (if you know me well, you’ll know I don’t care for stories told in present tense). However, I was surprised by the occasional comment or point that stood out.
The book did not bore me as I thought it might when I began reading it. The stories remained accurate in their modern contexts. And Matt’s commentary reads like lengthier devotionals. I’m not one for devotionals, and I have a short memory, so I didn’t really get any takeaways from the book, but there are many who will, especially newer believers. After all, even I found some of his commentary refreshing.
* Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.