Our first session will begin with Mystery of the Kingdom – on the gospel of Matthew. Edward Sri wrote this book which takes us back to the Old Testament background and the culture of the Jewish people at the time of Jesus. (Keep in mind that Matthew’s audience was the Jewish people. That alone sets it apart from the gospels of Mark and Luke).
This book is available through the parish’s www.formed.org site. That means it would be totally free to use. However, the discussion questions at the end of each chapter would have to be printed out. It is worth noting, as well, that internet reception in Fr. Blake Hall can be sketchy at best. Many of us are real book people – we want something to hold, something to write in and jot down notes. This book is availability through Amazon (copyright 1997) cost per copy would be between $10-$15.
In the meantime, take a look at this book on www.formed.org. Edward Sri’s writing is clear and concise; and a pleasure to read. We hope you will like the book and will join us in our upcoming Wednesday morning Bible Study. The sessions last about 90 minutes, beginning at 8:45 a.m.