NIV APPLICATION COMMENTARY (MARK) by David E. Garland ($27.99)

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"Mark," which is part of the NIV Application Commentary Series, helps readers learn how the message of Mark's Gospel can have the same powerful impact today that it did when Mark first wrote it.

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.

Author Biography: David E. Garland (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of New Testament at Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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