Mark's Gospel is a book for today's people in today's world. It is vivid, appealing powerfully to the eye of the imagination.
This is an age of new interest in the supernatural, with so many possibilities of deception. Here is Jesus, the True God and perfect Man, working the supernatural works of God.
Today harrowing pictures of suffering bombards us all and we ask 'Why?' Here is God's great Suffering Servant, showing us that God cares.
Most of all today's people are fascinated by Jesus himself. Who was this Man? Indeed, if, as Mark believed, he really did rise from the dead, we should re-phrase the question, Who IS this Man? Who did he claim to be? - All this and much more, Mark's dynamic book brings to us.
Geoffrey Grogan is also the author of 2 Corinthians: Glories and Responsibilties of Christian Service in the Focus on the Bible commentary series.