The always thoughtful John G. Butler writes, "The Gospel of Matthew is a vital connector of the Old Testament to the New Testament. In fact, no book in the New Testament makes a better book to start the New Testament and connect it to the Old Testament than Matthew." The Old Testament saw Christ in the future; the New Testament sees Christ in fulfillment and the fulfillment of Christ starts in Chapter 1 of Matthew (Matthew 1:22). This volume does a masterful job of bringing life to this gospel, blending in-depth exegesis with spot-on alliteration, and making reading it an enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
John G. Butler, originally from Iowa, has been a Baptist minister for over fifty years and a pastor for over thirty-five years with pastorates in Clinton, Iowa; Williamsburg, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; and Chicago, Illinois. Having attended Tennessee Temple University and graduated from Cedarville University, he also authored the 25-volume Bible Biography Series, a 10-volume Study of the Savior series about Jesus Christ, and the 4-volume Butler's Daily Bible Reading set, a unique daily devotional focusing on expository Bible study.