Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By concentrating each carefully selected preaching unit into six pages of focused commentary, each volume allows pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color images.
Mark's concern in his Gospel is that his readers know the good news of who Jesus is: God's Son and suffering Messiah. It is a book of action, demonstrating Jesus's identity with a strong emphasis on what he did--acts of service and of power that often left onlookers amazed. Inherent in this revelation of Jesus's identity is a call to radical discipleship fueled by total dependence on him. Renowned scholar Grant R. Osborne provides keen insights to help preachers and teachers bring Mark's important message to life for today's listeners.
"I recommend this commentary--and the Teach the Text series generally--to teachers and pastors who want quick access to the basic meaning of the biblical text."--Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College; chair, Committee on Bible Translation
"A concise yet seasoned, sensitive treatment of this important Gospel. Be prepared to learn more not only about Jesus but also about the walk of faith from a well-qualified guide."--Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
"This commentary shows Grant Osborne at his very best--combining his mature understanding of the Bible with practical application and illustration."--Stanley E. Porter, President, Dean, Professor of New Testament, and Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview, McMaster Divinity College
"Grant Osborne's Mark, written with the insights of a lifetime of researching, writing, teaching, and preaching the Word of God, is accessible to pastors and Bible study leaders alike."--Eckhard J. Schnabel, Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Associate Editor, Bulletin of Biblical Research
"A superb contribution to this new, much-needed series of commentaries. It is ideal for pastors, students, and laity who want to get into the text but don't have time to wade through a history of scholarship and the myriad details that are typical of many other commentaries."--Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College
Grant R. Osborne (PhD, University of Aberdeen)
is professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author of a number of books, including The Hermeneutical Spiral and commentaries on Matthew, John, Romans, and Revelation.ISBN: 9781441220158