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The New Testament begins not with a dramatic narrative or lofty poetry but with a genealogy. Provocatively, Matthew’s gospel includes women in Jesus’ family line – something that wasn’t customary in an ancient culture, where women were largely powerless and uninfluential.

In this surprising take on the Christmas story, Tim Keller reveals how, by focusing on the women in Jesus’ birth narratives, a colourful, scandalous, and refreshing tale of grace emerges.