Historians are still unclear about who authored the book of Matthew. Was it truly the apostle Matthew, a tax collector who was called to follow Jesus, or was it an anonymous Jewish scholar? Whatever the case, the words in Matthew's Gospel have been divinely inspired and have valuable insights to offer. Deacon Francis J. Foyt recognizes the importance of breaking open the Bible to better understand the simple truths inside, which is why he wrote Ordinary Matthew . This book is rich with history and grounded in life experience, pulling out practical wisdom from scripture stories you may have heard dozens of times. Each meditation takes little time to read but prompts deeper thought and reflection. God's word is as relevant now as it was when it was first written. Christians of today should celebrate the wisdom guidance and comfort found in the Bible and apply it to their own lives. Foyt's reflections will enable you to do just that!