Series: God's Word For You
Published by Good Book Company on August 1, 2022
Genres: Non-Fiction, Christian Life, Theology
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Applied expository Bible-study guide to Mark—a book that portrays Jesus in a stunningly compelling way.
Mark’s fast-paced, action-packed Gospel portrays Jesus in a way that is stunningly compelling—and deeply challenging too.
Join Bible teacher Jason Meyer as he unpacks Mark verse by verse. He unveils how the book fits together, marvels at important details, and highlights key themes. Most of all, he helps you to turn your eyes to Jesus—his power, his wisdom, and his compassionate heart.
This accessible, absorbing expository guide is more applied than a typical commentary, making it a great resource for personal devotion, as well as useful for leading small-group studies or for sermon preparation.
This new installment in the God’s Word for You series focuses on the gospel of Mark, going through it verse by verse in fairly short, readable sections. This book is longer than some of the others in the series, particularly since there are so many story-driven details to break down instead of just ideas to discuss, but Jason Meyer is a thoughtful, faithful guide, focusing on the meaning of Scripture and providing multiple possible interpretations for elements that are less clear or sometimes debated.
This will appeal to people who are interested in better understanding the story of Jesus at a deep, detailed level, especially if they want something written in a conversation style instead of going through an academic-style commentary. The book also includes helpful application insights for current issues, without letting any of these elements overshadow the primary meaning of the text to its original audience. I found this book helpful and encouraging, and appreciated the different cultural insights and connections to the Old Testament that Meyer included. Although I’m familiar with the content of Mark, I had never gone through it so slowly, and it helped me to see things I hadn’t picked up on before.
Mark For You is a great resource for pastors who are planning to preach through the gospel of Mark, especially if they are looking for insight into how to delve deeper into some of the themes instead of just focusing on the surface-level, most obvious elements of the narrative. This would also be a great Bible study resource for groups or personal use, especially because of the open-ended and thoughtful reflection questions, and could be used for family devotions with older children.