Item description for Mark (LifeChange) by Navigators...
Overview Each study in the LifeChange series includes thorough background information, introductory questions, optional applications, topics for thought and discussion, and questions for further study. In the earliest of the four Gospels, Mark vigorously defends the claim that Jesus was the true Messiah.
Publishers Description In the gospel of Mark, the author vigorously defends the claim that Jesus was the true Messiah and that His own people, the Jews, rejected Him because He came not as the glorious warrior-king they expected but as a suffering servant. The 18 sessions of this Bible study on Mark show a powerful message of salvation, inspiration, and encouragement. Includes study aids and discussion questions. If using in a group, personal study is needed between meetings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.39" Width: 5.45" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series LifeChange Bible Studies
ISBN 0891099107 ISBN13 9780891099109
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Mark (LifeChange)?
Overall, great study book for Mark Dec 1, 2004
This book is intended to both guide you as you study the book of Mark and to teach you how to study a book of the Bible on your own. It definitely meets the first goal but doesn't assist as much with the second.
The book is divided into chapters, each of which takes a section of Mark at a time. The typical chapter begins with about a page of introductory text/commentary on the passage of Mark, then proceeds into a series of questions about that passage. Other commentary is scattered through the questions, and some "side trails" are printed in the margins, usually for further study of some point.
Two things struck me about this book: 1) The questions are actually thought and discussion provoking (in general) rather than simple "fill in the fact from the text." This is a refreshing change and actually made me (and the study group I was in) really struggle with what the passage meant.
2) The drive to give you an overall view of what Mark is about, what are the main themes, and seeing how the individual passages are a part of that.
I must give it four stars because it claims to help you learn how to study a book of the Bible on your own. While studying with this book is great, the book also gives much background information, especially about the themes of Mark, that a reader like me coming with less prior study would know. Thus, while a great help for Mark, I don't believe this book made me able to independently study a book of the Bible where I don't really know the themes and so can't ask good pointed questions.
This does not detract from this book as a guide to study Mark. Though I don't agree with every single thing in it, it was a very fruitful study in our group and made us dig much deeper than we normally would. I highly recommend it for either individual or small group study.