We start the New Testament (NT) with the Gospel of Matthew. This book seems to be a 'cliff notes' of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew born of a virgin mother, baptized by John the Baptist who then considers himself to be the son of the God of Moses.
I have to admit that the book didn't start out well for me. A long list of begats is no way to draw in the reader. And the end result is ultimately irrelevant! So what if Joseph is a decedent of Abraham? He has no blood ties to Jesus and is fairly unnecessary to the story other then to add a small amount of drama. We should have gotten MARY'S lineage!
The Holy Ghost impregnates a teenager before her betrothed gets a chance. Joseph is not happy but plays along.
Once Mary gets pregnant, the story kicks off and it's quite a tale. Wise men on a quest, a jealous king, a family on the run. We're off to an exciting start!