Mystery of the Kingdom is a refreshing Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, focusing on the “kingdom of God.” Why is the kingdom at the heart of Jesus’ teaching? What were Jesus’ contemporaries expecting? What did Jesus actually say about his kingdom? What is the relationship between the “kingdom” and the Catholic Church we see today?
Join popular Scripture professor Edward P. Sri for a faithful exploration of Jesus’ “kingdom-building” mission. Sri’s accessible style and provocative study questions make this book ideal for individual or group study.
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Edward Sri has moved us beyond the typical modern limitations in reading Matthew. Read this book attentively, then, and you’ll come to a deeper love of the people and the religion of Israel, the people and the religion of our Messiah and King.
—Scott Hahn, professor of theology and Scripture, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Emmaus Road has done it again! This is a dynamic Bible study that draws you close to Christ and the Church he founded. Edward Sri shows us why his college courses are overflowing with excited students—he makes the Scriptures come alive.
—Curtis A. Martin, executive director, Fellowship of Catholic University Students
Sri has uncovered and clearly presented the Old Testament background needed to flesh out our understanding of Matthew’s Gospel. The result is a better understanding of Jesus’ life and mission—and ours. Readable and practical for independent and group study, Mystery of the Kingdom deserves two thumbs up!
In today’s proliferation of easily forgotten ‘mission statements,’ it is exciting to read about a mission that really matters—Jesus’ saving mission. Professor Sri’s new book not only makes the Lord’s mission electrifyingly clear; it shows how the kingdom is at its heart. Mystery of the Kingdom offers a fresh, fascinating, and truly spiritual insight into Matthew’s Gospel. For a bonus, Bible study groups will delight in the probing study questions after each chapter.
—James P. Keleher, STD
Edward P. Sri is a professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute’s Master’s in catechetics and evangelization program in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of two Catholic best-selling books, including The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical Insights for Praying the 20 Mysteries and The Da Vinci Deception: 100 Questions about the Facts and Fiction of The Da Vinci Code (coauthored with Mark Shea). He is also the author of Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship and Dawn of the Messiah: The Coming of Christ in Scripture, as well as a contributing writer for the popular apologetics series, Catholic for a Reason. Edward is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). He appears on EWTN and regularly writes and speaks on Scripture, apologetics, and the Catholic faith. He serves as a visiting professor at Benedictine College, where he taught full-time for nine years. Edward holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.