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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

‘…a helpful volume for preachers and leaders of worship, especially those who deliver sermons frequently’.  Methodist Recorder

‘…an excellent presentation of core ideas….they bring to the task in hand the outlook of female pastoral theologians…a very affirmative presentation of the Christian outlook…and a consoling read in the darkening autumn days.’   The Irish Catholic  

‘superb value, priceless really, and an absolute delight. If you can only pick up one such volume, choose this!’    Catholic South West

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.


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