The Voice of Mark: Let Them Listen

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Thomas Nelson Publishers, Mar 11, 2008 - Bibles - 156 pages
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MARK STANDS OUT AMONG THE OTHER GOSPELS, and it is sometimes compared to an action-packed movie. There are many Hollywood-esque themes—some that keep us on the edge of our seats, some that make us cry, and some that leave us in wonderment.

The Gospel of Mark jumps right into the action of Jesus’ story. Mark offers little by way of introduction, mentioning nothing about Jesus’ family tree. Unlike Matthew and Luke, he doesn’t include the story of Jesus’ birth. His account begins with a Scripture quote and moves right into the preaching of John, the wandering prophet. Jesus doesn’t just arrive; He is announced.

Like the original Greek version of this Gospel, The Voice of Mark is raw and to the point. Who is the Son of Man, and what should that mean in believers’ lives?

 

All who have ears to hear, let them listen.

 

                                                                                                (4:9, 23; 7:16)

 

 

 

About the Writers:

(photo) Greg Garrett is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Free Bird and Cycling, the memoir Crossing Myself, and non-fiction books including The Gospel Reloaded (with Chris Seay), and The Gospel According to Hollywood. He is professor of English at Baylor University and writer in residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.

 

(photo) The former editor of CCM magazine, Matthew Paul Turner is the author of The Christian Culture Survival Guide, Provocative Faith, and the memoir Churched. With a focus on sharing spiritual relevancy in today's culture, Matthew is a frequent speaker at college and twenty-something events across the country. 

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Contents

Prepare the Way
3
Lord over the Sabbath 11
11
2 The Most Important Commandment
78
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Greg Garrett is the author of "We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel according to U2"; "The Gospel according to Hollywood"; "Holy Superheroes! Revised and Expanded Edition": "Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film"; and "Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief". He is a novelist, a professor of English at Baylor University, the writer-inresidence at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, and a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Church.

The former editor of CCM magazine, Matthew Paul Turner is the author The Christian Culture Survival Guide and Everything You Need to Know Before College. With a focus on sharing spiritual relevancy in today's culture, Matthew is a frequent speaker at youth events across the country. He currently resides in Nashville, TN. / www.matthewpaulturner.com

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