Exploring Matthew: Book 1 (Chapters 1-15)
by Al W. Adams
ISBN 978-16035-00364
270 Pages, 8 1/2" x 11"

Exploring Matthew: Book 1 encourages readers to go beyond traditional "study" to explore and experience the intersections of the first 15 books of Matthew with their own everyday lives. Preachers can use the same approach to enrich their sermons on the gospel texts. Rev. Al Adams brings years of pastoral experience to the text as well as scholarly knowledge. Individuals and small groups alike will glean fresh perspectives on the life and teachings of Jesus.

About the Author
Rev. Dr. Al W. Adams is an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) tradition. She has served in many and varied locations and ministries, which have included hospital and police chaplaincy, congregational leadership, and church planting. Trained in coaching and mediation, she has also served as consultant, mentor, and seminar leader/facilitator for clergy, congregations, and leadership teams. Her passion is bringing individuals and congregations together as Scripture and faith come alive in them, thus enabling them to be and do more than they dare ask... or imagine! (Eph. 3:21) Dr. Al has a BS in Education and a Masters degree in counseling from the University of Missouri, a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Brite Divinity School (Texas Christian University). This is the first book in the 'Exploring... Everyday Stories' series of Bible studies and preaching stories.

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