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Mark: A 12-Week Study (Knowing the Bible Book 3) Kindle Edition
The Gospel of Mark paints an important portrait of Jesus as Israel’s promised Messiah. Mark’s account also makes clear how Jesus’s kingship confounds public expectations by emphasizing his humility, suffering, and sacrifice. This accessible guide is filled with wise reflections on the biblical text and helps us understand what vibrant faith and authentic discipleship look like as we follow a rejected king.
“This Knowing the Bible series is a tremendous resource for those wanting to study and teach the Bible with an understanding of how the gospel is woven throughout Scripture. Here are Gospel-minded pastors and scholars doing Gospel business from all the scriptures―this is a biblical and theological feast preparing God’s people to apply the entire Bible to all of life with heart and mind wholly committed to Christ’s priorities.”
―Bryan Chapell, Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois
“Mark Twain may have smiled when he wrote to a friend, “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long letter.” But the truth of Twain’s remark remains serious and universal, because well-reasoned, compact writing requires extra time and extra hard work. And this is what we have in the Crossway Bible study series Knowing the Bible―as the skilled authors and notable editors provide the contours of each book of the Bible as well as the grand theological themes that bind them together as one Book. Here, in a 12-week format, are carefully wrought studies that will ignite the mind and the heart.”
―R. Kent Hughes, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
“Knowing the Bible brings together a gifted team of Bible teachers to produce a high quality series of study guides. The coordinated focus of these materials is unique: biblical content, provocative questions, systematic theology, practical application, and the gospel story of God’s grace presented all the way through Scripture.”
―Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College
“These Knowing the Bible volumes introduce a significant and very welcome variation on the general run of inductive Bible studies. Such series often provide questions with little guidance, leaving students to their own devices. They thus tend to overlook the role of teaching in the church. By contrast, Knowing the Bible avoids the problem by providing substantial instruction with the questions. Knowing the Bible then goes even further by showing how any given passage connects with the gospel, the whole Bible, and Christian theology. I heartily endorse this orientation of individual books to the whole Bible and the gospel, and I applaud the demonstration that sound theology was not something invented later by Christians, but is right there in the pages of Scripture.”
―Graeme Goldsworthy, Former Lecturer in Old Testament, Biblical Theology, and Hermeneutics, Moore Theological College
“What a gift to earnest, Bible-loving, Bible-searching believers! The organization and structure of the Bible study format presented through the Knowing the Bible series is so well conceived. Students of the Word are led to understand the content of passages through perceptive, guided questions, and they are given rich insights and application all along the way in the brief but illuminating sections that conclude each study. What potential growth in depth and breadth of understanding these studies offer. One can only pray that vast numbers of believers will discover more of God and the beauty of his Word through these rich studies.”
―Bruce A. Ware, T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
About the Author
Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) is the executive vice president of Bible publishing and Bible publisher at Crossway. He serves as an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Edwards on the Christian Life. He lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Wheaton, Illinois.
J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
Lane T. Dennis is president and publisher of Crossway Books and Good News Tracts. Dr. Dennis earned his BS in business from Northern Illinois University, an MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a PhD in religion from Northwestern University. Before joining Good News Publishers in 1974, he served as a pastor in campus ministry at the University of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) and as the Managing Director of Verlag Grosse Freude in Switzerland. He is the author and/or editor of three books, including the Gold Medallion-award-winning book Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, and he is the former Chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Dennis serves as the Chairman of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible Translation Oversight Committee and as the Executive Editor of the ESV Study Bible. Lane and his wife, Ebeth, live in Wheaton, Illinois.
Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) is the executive vice president of Bible publishing and Bible publisher at Crossway. He serves as an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Edwards on the Christian Life. He lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Wheaton, Illinois.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00CB1J46W
- Publisher : Crossway; 1st edition (April 30 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 675 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 98 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1433533715
- Best Sellers Rank: #482,838 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I would, however, highly recommend this book. I enjoy the "Gospel Glimpses" and "Whole-Bible Connections" the most because they help me to understand how what is written in the Bible actually connects to the real world and also to the rest of the books of the Bible. If you are looking for a group or individual study that will last quite some time (each chapter takes our group about two weeks to get through.. we meet once a week for an hour) then this is your book.
It is especially nice to use the Kindle for it's convenience rather than carrying study guides and my bible. The only disadvantage is that the study guide has questions for response and of course this is not possible on the kindle, I still have to keep notes of my own.
I would recommend this study guide to any group considering bible study and am happy to hear there will be more books of the bible available at a later date.
What I really like about this study is that the week is not broken up into work for each day, day one, day two etc. and for some reason it makes it much more manageable. I am very busy and if I have to miss a day for whatever reason I don't feel like I am playing catch up, I just keep going from where I left off. It is a very manageable amount to get done in a week by working on it 15-30 minutes 3-5 days. I was just doing it on my own, so I didn't always do the week mon-fri but it worked great for me and my schedule. The other thing I really loved was that the questions were very thought provoking. This isn't your typical "look up the verse and fill in the blank" The questions really made me think and search the scripture to find the answers. This was a really great study and I highly recommend it. I will be ordering another one soon.
It may be an excellent study for anyone who has a great deal of background knowledge of the bible. It is not for someone with little to no background in the Scriptures and maybe not even regular laypeople who've studied the bible on their own.
We only go through a few pages and realized the questions assumed we knew and could connect many different parts of the bible.