The Voice of Matthew
is a unique retelling of the life of Jesus from the perspective of a Jewish follower of Christ, seeking to connect the past with the future. Lauren Winner, a young Jewish woman now a Christian and current lecturer at Duke Divinity School, brings an intellectual edge to the biblical story. Her retelling is an accurate rendering of the Scriptural text, with the addition of historical and cultural expansions on the story placed into italic type to help the reader differentiate the two. Lauren's writing style is very conversational, her scholarship is of the highest quality and an extremely accurate rendering of the Biblical text is the foundation for this provocative and enlightening retelling of Matthew's Gospel.
The Biblical scholarship and writing style of The Voice of Matthew have been checked by two biblical reviewers, a senior theological scholar, a biblical archaeologist, copyeditors, proofreaders, and the executive editor of this project.