Item description for The Voice of Mark: Let Them Listen Bible (The Voice) by Greg Garrett & Matthew Paul Turner...
Overview This account of the Gospel of Mark includes running commentary to apply the truth of the gospel along with the uniqueness of the translation technique to the Emerging Church. Like the original Greek version of Mark, "The Voice of Mark" is raw and to the point.
MARK STANDS OUT AMONG THE OTHER GOSPELS, and it is sometimes compared to an action-packed movie. There are many Hollywood-esque themes--some that keep us on the edge of our seats, some that make us cry, and some that leave us in wonderment.
The Gospel of Mark jumps right into the action of Jesus' story. Mark offers little by way of introduction, mentioning nothing about Jesus' family tree. Unlike Matthew and Luke, he doesn't include the story of Jesus' birth. His account begins with a Scripture quote and moves right into the preaching of John, the wandering prophet. Jesus doesn't just arrive; He is announced.
Like the original Greek version of this Gospel, "The Voice of Mark" is raw and to the point. Who is the Son of Man, and what should that mean in believers' lives?
All who have ears to hear, let them listen.
(4:9, 23; 7:16)
About the Writers:
(photo) Greg Garrett is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels "Free Bird" and "Cycling," the memoir "Crossing Myself," and non-fiction books including "The Gospel Reloaded" (with Chris Seay), and "The Gospel According to Hollywood." He is professor of English at Baylor University and writer in residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.
(photo) The former editor of CCM magazine, Matthew Paul Turner is the author of "The Christian Culture Survival Guide," "Provocative Faith," and the memoir "Churched." With a focus on sharing spiritual relevancy in today's culture, Matthew is a frequent speaker at college and twenty-something events across the country.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series The Voice
ISBN 0529123509 ISBN13 9780529123503
Availability 0 units.
More About Greg Garrett & Matthew Paul Turner
Greg Garrett is Professor of English at Baylor University. He is author of the critically acclaimed novel "Free Bird," selected as one of the best first novels in 2002 by "Publisher's Weekly" and the "Denver Rocky Mountain News," as well as "The Gospel According to Hollywood" and "Holy Superheroes." He lives in Austin, Texas.
Greg Garrett currently resides in Austin, in the state of Texas. Greg Garrett has an academic affiliation as follows - Baylor University.
Greg Garrett has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Voice of Mark: Let Them Listen?
Great translation, inspiring commentary Jan 9, 2010
Greg Garrett and Matthew Paul Turner have given us a fresh look at the earliest Gospel. Though the shortest of the 4 New Testament Gospel, Mark's Gospel is a fast-pace, easy reading text. Garrett is a wonderful novelist and Turner and the team have given us some helpful thoughts on how the story of Jesus is our story too.
Mark is alright Feb 19, 2009
If you want to read the gospel to find refreshing insights; and want to approach Mark like you would a good Cormac Mcarthy book, then this is your book. I liked it and couldn't keep it to myself. Even heard they are putting a whole bible together.