The new novel in the Jesus Chronicles, the bestselling series from the authors of the Left Behind novels. Levi was studying to be a priest, but when an unspeakable tragedy befalls his family, he turns his back on his faith and decides to pursue riches and luxury instead. He becomes a tax collector, disappointing his family and reviled by Jews and Romans alike. And although he is a success, his chosen trade does not bring him contentment. When he hears about Jesus, the man who some are saying is the prophesied Messiah, he begins a quest that leads him to question his very existence. As he follows Jesus and records His words and deeds, Levi is shaken to the core and transformed. Renamed "Matthew" by Jesus--literally "gift from God"-he is called to give up his work and his worldly possessions and claims Jesus as his Lord. "Matthew's Story" is a novel that brings to life the most unlikely of apostles--a sinner-turned-saint-and his time with the Lord. Thrilling and uplifting, Matthew's Story shows how the true Messiah changed the life of one man, and forever altered the course of history.
Tim LaHaye is a noted author, minister, and nationally recognized speaker on Bible prophecy. He is the founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries and the cofounder of the Pre-Trib Research Center. A pastor for forty years, LaHaye has written more than fifty nonfiction books and co-authored the Left Behind novels, the most successful Christian fiction venture in publishing history, with Jerry Jenkins.Jerry B. Jenkins, chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 175 books. Dr. Jenkins's writing has appeared in "Time," "Reader's Digest," "Parade," "Guideposts," and dozens of Christian periodicals, and he is a contributing editor to "Writer's Digest" magazine. He owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company, as well as the Christian Writers Guild.