Now that Gospel Doctrine teachers are provided only a set of questions and a quotation for each lesson, many are on the lookout for additional resources. Other Church members are seeking new insights and “a wider appreciation of the life and ministry of the Savior.” This relatively slim volume aims to provide such an appreciation via a discussion of many, but not all, of the episodes reported in the Gospels and Acts. Matthews draws primarily upon the Latter-day Saint cannon, the teachings of Joseph Smith, and, of course, his own observations.
The book is organized thematically instead of chronologically. But the reader can find specific discussions through the scripture index and a fairly detailed index. One valuable chapter is a collection of quotations from the Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith concerning Jesus.