This book is based on a series of sermons preached at Kensington Baptist Church in Bristol, England. The author has increasingly—and beyond his expectations—been drawn in by the sheer power of the Bible’s storytelling. Grasping something of the skilled and beautiful construction of the Gospel has frequently shed fresh light on familiar passages; recognizing the half-concealed links to the Old Testament prophets has opened up new understanding of the mission of the Lord Jesus.
Mark’s Gospel focuses on the Lord Jesus as the crucified Christ; as his followers, we are called to take up our cross and follow him who gave his life as a ransom for many. If this book encourages you in this path of discipleship, it will have achieved its purpose.
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- Preface by the author
- Suggestions for further reading
Praise for the Print Edition
This clear, lively, readable, and accessible study is the fruit of sound scholarship. Steve Wilmshurst has worked carefully over the critical and sometimes controversial issues of interpretation, and walks us through them in a wise and measured way. But it is also scholarship that has been turned into practical pastoral preaching. And because it is preached material, it is realistically earthed and applied to us today. It will encourage many Christians who are frightened by commentaries to get to grips with Mark’s gospel, and I warmly commend it.
—Christopher Ash, Proclamation Trust, director, Cornhill Training Course
Wilmshurst has written a commentary with real substance that is also great fun to read. Well-known moments in Mark’s gospel are freshly lit up by contemporary illustrations, penetrating application and a keen sense of how each moment fits into Mark’s overall shape and purpose. It’s just the sort of book I would want to press into the hands of people at our church.
—Mike Cain, senior pastor, Emmanuel Church, Bristol
- Title: A Ransom for Many: The Gospel of Mark Simply Explained
- Author: Steve Wilmshurst
- Series: Welwyn Commentary Series
- Publisher: Evangelical Press
- Publication Date: 2011
- Pages: 320
About Steve Wilmshurst
Steve Wilmshurst studied physics at Cambridge University and then had a career in the nuclear industry. He subsequently retrained in theology at Trinity College in Bristol, England, where he specialized in the New Testament. He is currently director of training at Kensington Baptist Church in Bristol, and he teaches on the New Testament at a variety of other places. He is the author of The Final Word: The Book of Revelation Simply Explained, also published by Evangelical Press in the Welwyn Commentary Series.