Matthew James Hamilton
Mark: The Gospel of Passion Intervarsity Press, 2012
Michael Card invites his audience to engage “Scripture at the level of the informed imagination” by being “willing to do the homework [and] refer to the commentaries” (13). Card models this as he works through Mark’s Gospel. Card approaches the Gospel in a way that dramatizes the text, helping the reader consider the text in a new way.
Each chapter of this commentary provides insight into a single chapter of the Gospel of Mark. Card explains each section in detail and applies social and historical background to further the reader’s understanding of the passage. He includes a series of appendixes on matters to the Gospel—including ancient sources that shed light on Mark’s Gospel and the events surrounding its authorship.