The gospel writers state they aim to tell the story of Jesus in a clear manner, but throughout Paul McCarren's years in ministry, he has seen that these simple and important messages are too often missed. In his Simple Guides to the Gospels series, McCarren provides a new translation of each gospel book, leading readers chapter by chapter through the biblical text. Each section includes scripture and a brief, engaging commentary about how readers can relate to the material. McCarren's engaging writing introduces readers to life in early Christianity, describes points of controversy, and shows how each section fits with those that went before. The books in the Simple Guides to the Gospels Series are available individually or together as a complete set.
Paul J. McCarren, SJ, works at Loyola Retreat House and at St. Ignatius Church, both in Maryland, while continuing to write Simple Guides to the Bible. A Jesuit priest, he has spent many years in both parish and campus ministry.