At first sight, the
Gospel of Mark is a simple account of the ministry of Jesus, with lots of
stories, plenty of action, a large amount of human interest, and some very
straight and searching questions, mostly from Jesus himself.
the Gospel is the cross and the cost of discipleship, focusing the question of
who Jesus was, and how people should respond to him. Donald Englishs
exposition picks up Marks focus on faith as a risky, total commitment to
Christ, and on its mysteries - pre-eminently, why some people believe, and
others do not, even to the point of opposition.
study of Mark
- opens up the Bible text accurately in a readable, non-technical way
- applies it to the issues of everyday life
- offers an effective resource for many uses:
daily Bible study
sermon or lesson preparation
Bible study groups.
English is General Secretary of the Division of Home Mission for the Methodist
Church, and Chairman of the World Methodist Executive Committee. He has twice
been President of the Methodist Conference, and is a well-known speaker.