“It is critically important for us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. One of the best ways to do so is to spend some time in the Gospels.”
So begins William Boekestein’s new book, Bible Studies on Mark. He is right indeed. As he says elsewhere in the introduction, “It is, of course, possible to lose sight of Christ in one’s theology.” May it never be so for us as Christians, to so focus on other aspects of theology that we lose our focus on Jesus Christ himself.
In order to help combat that temptation or possibility, Boekestein has written a new book offering bible studies through the Gospel of Mark intended to help you, the reader, fix your eyes anew on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith.
After opening with a short introduction, dealing with practical matters such as author, date, theme, and such, what follows in this short 200-page book are 20 lessons walking through Mark’s Gospel. In each lesson you will find a ten-or-so-page chapter, followed by discussion questions. These discussion questions are excellent ways to engage with the text and the chapter that you just read, whether in individual bible study or in a small group format.
Many of us like devotionals and tools to help aid our time studying God’s Word and understanding it correctly. If that’s you, I would highly recommend this book. Whether you use it to enhance your own personal Bible study, to help as an aid in sermon preparation, or to lead a small group through the Gospel of Mark, Boekestein’s book will be a great addition to your library. I pray that, as you use it, you would have a better understanding of Mark’s Gospel, which would ultimately give you a better understanding of who Jesus is and what He has done, enabling you to more fully set your eyes on Him as your Lord and Savior.
In accordance with FTC regulations, I would like to thank Reformed Fellowship and Cross Focused Reviews for providing me with a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.