The new novel in the Jesus Chronicles, the best-selling series from the authors of the Left Behind novels.
Levi was studying to be a priest, but when an unspeakable tragedy befalls his family, he turns his back on his faith and decides to pursue riches and luxury instead. He becomes a tax collector, disappointing his family and reviled by Jews and Romans alike. And although he is a success, his chosen trade does not bring him contentment.
When he hears about Jesus, the man who some are saying is the prophesied Messiah, he begins a quest that leads him to question his very existence. As he follows Jesus and records His words and deeds, Levi is shaken to the core and transformed. Renamed "Matthew" by Jesus - literally "gift from God" - he is called to give up his work and his worldly possessions and claims Jesus as his Lord.
Matthew's Story is a novel that brings to life the most unlikely of apostles - a sinner turned saint - and his time with the Lord. Thrilling and uplifting, Matthew's Story shows how the true Messiah changed the life of one man, and forever altered the course of history.
©2010 Tim LaHaye (P)2010 Penguin
LaHay made the gospel story come alive for me in a way that was rich and rewarding. So often we take Biblical characters for granted and fail to recognise the real struggles they went through to live out their faith and follow the Master. Dean's narration was spot on and the story alive with historical color and detail.
This was one of the Mose amazing books I've ever listened to. I feel as if I actually lived the Book of Matthew in the Bible! I feel like I know him personally and I also am so much more familiar with the customs of the day. This makes reading my Bible so much more understandable and in depth!
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