Shelf Life Book Review: Mark: The Gospel of Passion

Matthew James Hamilton

Mark: The Gospel of Passion Intervarsity Press, 2012

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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.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 4 No. 5