Come and experience the Scriptures in a fresh and life-giving way.
In this collaboration between Alabaster Co. and IVP, the full text of the Gospel of Matthew is presented alongside beautiful full-color photographs and fourteen guided meditations by Bible teacher, author, and spiritual director Jan Johnson. Carefully designed as a practical, study-focused version of Alabaster's other bible books, the Alabaster Guided Meditations invite readers into deeper reflection by incorporating the church's ancient lectio divina and visio divina traditions.
Though the intersection of New Living Translation Bible passages, photography, thoughtfully designed layouts, and meditations, readers are invited to experience the Gospel of Matthew anew.
List of Guided Meditations
The Baptism of Jesus (3:13-18)
Teaching About Love for Enemies (5:43-48)
The Faith of a Roman Officer (8:5-10, 13)
The Cost of Following Jesus (8:18-22)
Jesus Heals the Paralyzed Man (9:1-8)
Discussion About the Sabbath (12:1-8)
Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl (13:44-46)
Jesus Feeds Four Thousand (15:32-39)
Peter’s Declaration About Jesus and Jesus Predicts His Death (16:13-20, 21-28)
The Parable of the Unforgiving Debtor (18:21-35)
The Parable of Vineyard Workers (20:1-16)
Jesus Clears the Temple (21:12-17)
The Soldiers Mock Jesus (27:27-31)
The Great Commission (28:16-20)