Book of the Week: The Deep End
The Deep End: A Journey with the Sunday Gospels in the Year of Matthew
By Tríona Doherty and Jane Mellett
Messenger Publications, £12.95/€14.95
THE Beatitudes, that most profound sermon found in Matthew's gospel, contains some of the most challenging and counter-cultural of Jesus's teaching.
Where our instinct is to pursue popularity, wealth, position and achievement, Jesus turns that on its head, siding with the poor, those who thirst for justice and peace, those who are persecuted and those who mourn.
In The Deep End, Tríona Doherty and Jane Mellett help readers make sense of what the Beatitudes and Matthew's gospel means for us today in a world that in so many ways seems to be at a turning point.
There are tips for prayer and meditation, as well as practical suggestions for living out faith in contemporary society.