A renowned Bible scholar opens up the message and meaning of the gospel of Mark for today’s readers. The gospel of Mark comes alive in N. T. Wright’s updated, reader-friendly translation and insightful commentary. He guides the reader through the world of the New Testament, explaining the ideas and events that shaped the gospel-writer’s account of the life of Jesus. Breaking down the gospel of Mark into brief, easy-to-study segments, Wright shows how the message of this ancient book speaks powerfully to the spiritual longings of contemporary readers. New Christians and longtime followers of Jesus alike will find inspiration and practical wisdom for their journey within these pages. This expanded edition contains Wright’s updated translation of the biblical text, a new introduction, and a study guide designed for use in Bible study classes and individual reflection. Helpful summaries and insightful questions assist group leaders, study participants, and solo learners to encounter the gospel of Mark in exciting and enriching new ways.