J.C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts series offers a spiritual approach to the Gospels, written in an easy to understand manner for practical teaching and study. This volume on Matthew is an effective companion to the Bible, with Ryle highlighting pertinent passages and offering useful insight into their significance and meaning. Some of the major topics include the birth of Jesus, John the Baptist, Jesus in Galilee, various parables, Peter, and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
J.C. Ryle (1816–1900) was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was a Craven Scholar. He was ordained in 1841, and became the first bishop of Liverpool in 1880. Ryle was a prolific writer his entire life, publishing dozens of bestsellers that were translated into many languages.