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The Deep End: A Journey with the Sunday Gospels in the Year of Matthew


Tríona Doherty and Jane Mellett

Foreword by Jessie Rogers

Following their popular and critically-acclaimed volume on the Gospel of Luke, the authors here navigate Matthew’s Gospel, and consider how this Gospel is relevant for a world and a Church today that are at a turning point.

The Gospel of Matthew is written to offer hope to a community at a turning point. In Jesus’ most famous sermon, delivered from the mountain top, we hear the challenge of The Beatitudes, the core teaching of Christianity today. They set out before us the challenge to live like Jesus and show us that God always sides with the poor, those who thirst for justice and peace, thos who are persecuted and those who mourn.

Jane Mellett is the Laudato Si’ Officer for Trócaire. Prio to this she was a Parish Pastoral Worker for the Archdiocese of Dublin and has worked in the area of pastoral ministry for over ten years.

Tríona Doherty is a journalist, writer and editor. She has worked in regional journalism for more than ten years, most recently with the Westmeath Independent, and is editor of Reality magazine.

Praise for the first volume of The Deep End:

“Inviting, accessible and inspiring, this new book is a wonderful invitation to enter into the Gospel of Luke, with two experienced and lively guides.  Highly recommended.”
James Martin, SJ, author of Learning to Pray

‘a well-structured and very readable book…which will be a meaningful contribution for both Advent and throughout the year.’ – Transforming Ministry

‘This stimulating and thought-provoking publication deserves a place in every home or parish library.’     Intercom


210mm x 140mm