You woke up early in the morning. The house was so quiet that you felt like the only person on the planet. You wrestled the gunk out of your eyes as you grabbed your bible (be it paper or a device). This was going to be the morning that you got back on track with your quiet time.
You read page after page of scripture. You felt that buzz that you get when you’re getting things done. Then a few hours later, when the world woke up, and your day rolled on, you hadn’t the foggiest idea what you studied. You couldn’t remember the details of the people, places and things that you read about. And that sleep-busting quiet time felt like a complete waste of time.
It stinks when you read the bible only to find that you can’t remember a thing. There is a better way.
Introducing The Book of Matthew by Reverend William Dalton
I recently curated and released “The Book of Matthew: An In-Depth, No-Nonsense Study of The Gospel.” The work was originally published in 1848 as part of a larger work by Reverend William Dalton titled “An explanatory and practical commentary on the New Testament of our Lord Jesus Christ: intended chiefly as a help to family devotion.”
This is not one of those quick guides to the gospel. Reverend Dalton goes chapter and verse, providing interesting, thought-provoking commentary.
What I realized while curating the book, is that a deep dive into a particular book of the bible is an effective way to build your bible knowledge, and at the very least remember what you studied.
Each chapter of Reverend Dalton’s “The Book of Matthew” includes a bible excerpt, followed by Dalton’s commentary.
Just as in Dalton’s original text, you’ll notice the scripture references are from the King James bible translation. If you’re not a fan of KJV, you can easily supplement with the bible translation of your choice.
Buy the Book, Get Your Free Book of Matthew Study Guide
The real secret sauce of the this study of the book of Matthew, is the free book of Matthew study guide download.
Each page contains a brief excerpt from “The Book of Matthew: An In-Depth, No-Nonsense Study of The Gospel,” with study questions to provoke your thinking and draw you deeper into the text. Space is provided for you to write down your major takeaways from each chapter, but don’t stop there.
Use the included note sheets to really get your thoughts down. You will be amazed by what you retain through the simple act of pondering and writing it down.
Go grab your copy of the book of Matthew study guide. Remember to invite a friend.
Old School Readers: What’s your trick for remembering what you’ve read? What are you studying these days?
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