Below are two helpful guides for going deeper in your study of the Gospel of Mark:
Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God by Tim Keller
The inspiration for our two-part sermon series this fall and spring, Keller’s book explores how Jesus came as the King of the Universe and yet was paradoxically crowned on a cross. Rev. Keller, the founder of Redeemer Church in New York City, is a pioneer in bringing the message of the gospel to bear in the modern, urban context, and his interpretation of the the Gospel of Mark is incisive and powerfully relevant. See it on Amazon.
Mark for Everyone by NT “Tom” Wright
Eminent New Testament scholar NT Wright provides an accessible yet learned treatment of the gospel. Wright’s book includes an introduction to the gospel, verse-by-verse commentary, and an original translation of the text. It is a great resource for anyone wanting to dive into a close-reading of the text, particularly in grappling with some of the things we find confounding or offensive in Mark. See it on Amazon.