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Matthew: The Book of Mercy Paperback – November 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: New City Press (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565482794
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565482791
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,132,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Written for a popular audience, this commentary on Matthew's gospel by well-known spiritual writer and lecturer Megan McKenna underscores the evangelist's focus on mercy and forgiveness. Drawing on solid scholarship on Matthew, McKenna notes that Matthew's community lived at a time of tense transition in the early church: hence the pastoral emphasis on compassion and forgiveness within the community.... Reflection questions and suggestions for further study enhance the volume's usefulness for indivdiual spiritual reading or group discussion.' --Donald Senior in The Bible Today

About the Author

A well known workshop facilitator, retreat leader, and author of over 30 books, Megan McKenna received her doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. She has taught at many different schools, including Fordham University, the Washington Theological Union, and the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila. She also serves as an Ambassador of Peace for Pax Christi USA.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nancy J. Richmond on December 3, 2007
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I have enjoyed all of Megan McKenna's books and this one did not disappooint me. I especially enjoy the stories that are intertwined with the commentary to give us examples and illustrations. Matthew doesn't put his own personality and opinions into this gospel for the focus is on Jesus. He learned much as JEsus' disciple and now McKenna helps us delve deep into these writings to appreciate the richness of the wisdom.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gretchen Nading on October 2, 2010
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This was an excellent book and could be used for daily meditation.
I plan to read it over again.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Karas on May 31, 2008
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Matthew: the Book of Mercy has proven to be an excellent, thought provoking scripture commentary. Currently a group of 15 adults are participating in a scripture spirituality group that is three pronged: study, prayer and conversation. Each person comes prepared with having read and journaled in response to one or more of the assigned chapter
questions. It's a potential conversion experience and much needed in light of adult scripture illiteracy.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jamnees on November 15, 2010
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Very liberal interpation of Matthew. The author has a love affair with him to the point of not having a perspective to learn from the first book of the New Testiment.
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2 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Denali.fire on July 13, 2008
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Just by the crtical usage of forgiveness in the Our Father of Matthew's Gospel, as opposed to the lack reference to forgiveness in the Our Father In the Luckan Version Forgiveness and mercy are a crucial in thes Gospel of the New Moses, Jesus the Lord.
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