I have read Matthew many times and I have heard some parts preached by pastors. There were always many questions on how Matthew was laid out, what many things meant especially when compared to the other three gospels.
James Boice's explanations are very clear. In many instances he presents different points of view/interpretation of different passages. He will explain them and then give the one that he feels is the most accurate interpretation along with his reasons. To me, they make sense.
I know have a much better feel and understanding of this gospel and even a better understanding of the other three. Boice goes into detail in comparing and even explaining things that were not in the others but were in Matthew or the other way where they were in Matthew but not in the other three or different wording. He ties things together and makes them clear at least for me.
I plan on buy more of his books. His style related well to me and I was able to understand it. For me, this and the second book are 5 star books.