Gospel According to Mark (Pocket Canon Bibles)
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Gospel According to Mark (Pocket Canon Bibles)

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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 29th 1999 by Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (first published 1611)
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I’m in a bit of a strange place with my Christian faith at the moment, so this was either a good time to read this, or a bad time. I’m not sure. Possibly bad, because I didn’t really grasp it the way I think the Pocket Canons series was intended: to appreciate the King James language as literature; I couldn’t really be bothered with all that. But probably good because, as Nick Cave argues in his introduction (I’m not sure which edition a couple of reviewers below are reviewing, but it sure ain’t...more
The reason to pick up this pocket-sized Gospel of Mark is not solely for the Gospel; you can get the King's New Testament anywhere. The reason to find this particular edition is the introduction provided by Barry Hannah who recently passed on to his great reward. The introduction only lasts for eight tight pages, but it's worth the $0.01 (plus shipping, of course).
Jun 19, 2008 Jimmy added it
Barry's introduction knocked me on my spiritual ass. Go buy it on ebay and tape it into your Bible. Forget Ryrie and all that other commentator garbage. This essay rules.
As a non-religious person, I still quite enjoyed this for two reasons: The intro by Nick Cave, and it's, religion aside, a good story.
Begun Sept 1, 2013 - Karen Kingsley New Testament Challenge

The Gospel of Mark is one of my favorite books.
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