In this collection, renowned Catholic apologist Jimmy Akin explores the often-overlooked Gospel of Mark. While much of Mark overlaps with other Gospels, this careful reading reveals Mark’s unique aspects. Bringing his years of biblical study and experience in apologetics to bear, Akin offers a commentary, liturgical study guide, and verse-by-verse study guide on the Gospel of Mark.
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Highly respected Catholic author and apologist Jimmy Akin presents a thorough commentary on the Gospel of Mark. Because much of Mark overlaps with the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, Akin believes that the straightforward narrative found in Mark’s Gospel is under-studied and therefore under-appreciated. His commentary opens readers’ eyes to the value of this shortest Gospel. In addition, Akin provides a biographical sketch of Mark and an overview of the facts surrounding his Gospel—how, when, where, and why it was written, and for what audience.
Mark: A Liturgical Study Guide is a companion volume to Jimmy Akin’s Mark: A Commentary. It takes you through Mark’s Gospel as it appears in the liturgy. Akin begins with the Sunday readings for Year B—when the Sunday Gospel readings normally come from Mark—and then proceeds through the use of Mark in liturgy for Year I and Year II. He includes a table of liturgical years and poses questions for each reading to prayerfully ponder as you study.
Mark: A Verse-by-Verse Study Guide is a companion volume to Jimmy Akin’s Mark: A Commentary. Akin poses questions in each section of the study guide corresponding to Mark: A Commentary and encourages readers to explore their own thoughts and responses. This guide is valuable for both group discussion and personal study.
About Jimmy Akin
Jimmy Akin is a Catholic apologist and author. Born in Texas, Akin was studying to become a pastor or seminary professor when he began to explore the Catholic faith. He converted to Catholicism in 1992. His conversion story, “A Triumph and a Tragedy,” was published in the book Surprised by Truth. Akin is senior apologist at Catholic Answers, a member on the Catholic Answers Speakers Bureau, a weekly guest on the global radio program “Catholic Answers Live,” a contributor to Catholic Answers Magazine, and the author numerous books. Among his works are The Fathers Know Best, Mass Revision, and The Salvation Controversy.