Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (January 2, 2015)
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This is a short text based on lectures given by Rowan Williams in 2014. They took the 4 lectures and provided this text for our edification. The Archbishop takes us on a short tour of the Gospel of Mark with an emphasis on the season of Lent. He wants us to see the Gospel in a new and different way but focusing on the theme of the book and the stunning conclusion it comes to with Holy Week, the death of Christ and the resurrection. As a scholar and translator he gives us his look at the text and where he believes at times we have been a bit short sighted in understanding Mark's intent in the manner in which he presents his material on Jesus.The book is short, but that doesn't mean it doesn't contain nuggets of truth. There is an introductory chapter on Mark and then three short chapters on the text itself with an emphasis on Lent.At the end of the book there are Reflection Questions for small group discussion. These are well written and thought out and should provide a reading / study group with plenty of guidance in discussing the material that the Archbishop treats us to.After that there is a "Lenten Reading Guide" which will take you through seven weeks of readings as well as some devotional reflection thoughts (very short) for that week. It is a good guide and one that you should fine helpful as it takes you through the Gospel of Mark in that seven week period through reading short sections of the scripture.While Rowan Williams writes on a Theological / Scholarly level for his livelihood you will find this text very clearly written and not above the head of the layperson who wants to learn more about Mark and the Season of Lent.I think this would be a great guide book for any small group.
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