Bible Studies on Mark Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  February 9, 2017
Bible Studies on Mark Book Cover Bible Studies on Mark
William Boekestein
Reformed Fellowship, Inc.

Praise for Bible Studies on Mark:

“Though sometimes neglected as if it were an abridged version of Matthew, the Gospel of Mark opens up before us beautiful snapshots of our King in action. Bill Boekestein’s crisp writing, practical orientation, and engaging questions make this book an ideal guide for studying the good news of the kingdom of God.”
-Rev. Joel Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“The Gospel of Mark is all about that—the Gospel. In this short guide through this shortest of Gospels, Bill Boekestein opens up for us the person and work of Jesus Christ, who is the Gospel incarnate. You will grow in your knowledge, love, and desire to serve Jesus through these pages.”
—Rev. Daniel R. Hyde

“Studying the holy Scripture nourishes the humble soul. In this study of the gospel of Mark, Boekestein dishes up a delicious and nutritious spiritual meal. In fact, he often packs more food for the soul into a short paragraph than many others do in an entire page. Take and read… or perhaps I should say, take and enjoy your meal.”
-Dr. Jason Van Vliet, Professor of Dogmatics, Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Bible Studies on Mark by William Boekestein (Reformed Fellowship, 2016).

” This is a Bible study definitely worth doing. It is the kind that will get help you get more out of this Gospel that is often overlooked by some people… like me.”
Reviewer: Mark Buzard
Rating: 5 Stars

“As Boekestein notes in his introduction there is a great danger of taking our eyes off of Jesus and the Gospels are vital for keeping our eyes on Christ. So if you are looking for a book that fixes yours eyes upon the person and work of Christ this is one such book that should commend itself to you.”
Reviewer: Steven Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“…there is a lot to be gleaned from this book, just as there is from the Gospel on which it is based.”
Reviewer: Karl Dumas
Rating: 4 Stars

“Having studied Mark more in depth than most books, I can appreciate all the study that has gone into this book. It’s clear that he spent many hours looking to understand what’s happening in the text to present it.”
Reviewer: Aaron Meservey
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book was a thoughtful and an engaging read. I agree with Jason Van Vliet’s statement on the back cover of the book that “Boekestein dishes up a delicious and nutritious spiritual meal.” A recurring point that I appreciated was that we should not idolize people’s approval.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“The author has done a thorough Bible study on the Gospel, therefore he is able to give you many advantages on your study of this great Gospel… a great study to start the New Year!”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“…a handy reference book for a teacher leading a small group through Mark’s Gospel.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

Bible Studies on Mark is a study for those who want to be guided into a deeper study on Mark in a timely fashion.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

Bible Studies On Mark by William Boekestein is a readable commentary on the Gospel of Mark… Whatever the reader may think of Reformed Theology, this book is a helpful reference for the Gospel of Mark.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“The Gospel of Mark is a short Gospel and can be often overlooked. This author kept his focus on Christ and His ministry which reminded me to give Him my all and keep my life centered upon Him. This is a resource which I will refer to often.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola
Rating: 5 Stars

Bible Studies on Mark can be used as a devotional commentary. Brevity does not mean vacuous! Each reading will prove helpful in starting a day with thoughts tuned on Christ and His Word. It is simple to read for believers young and old. It is a delightful read!”
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“Hailing from a Reformed faith, this study guide manifests many of the traits of this tradition, which includes adhering to Calvinistic creeds such as Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Confession, the Canons of Dort, the Westminster Confession, and Catechisms.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

“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.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you’re searching for a new look at the book of Mark, or want to learn more about the Gospel, this is a wonderful avenue to take. This is a great tool for small study groups or individuals who have a desire to give a more in-depth look at the lesser-studied Gospel of Christ.”
Reviewer: Cheryl Hart
Rating: 4 Stars

“I was greatly encouraged while reading through this commentary. It provided great insight into the Gospel of Mark. It is definitely a devotional commentary that I will recommend to others who desire to “dig in” to Mark’s Gospel and need a faithful guide.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“I have no doubt that any reader who thoughtfully and prayerfully works through these studies will walk away with a clear understanding of Mark and a deeper love for Mark’s Savior.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 4 Stars

“Boekestein incorporated helpful as well as thought-provoking information to help readers develop a well-rounded view of the person, work and ministry of Christ.”
Reviewer: Jill Jones
Rating: 3 Stars

“…a very well laid out book as well as being an application commentary that sticks closer to the text than most application commentaries as the focus remains on Jesus. As I read this book, I had to think about what was being said, not all books make me stop, think and reread a section.”
Reviewer: Rick Lucian
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a commentary that does not fit the academic mold because the author was careful to format this as a conversation-based bible study. However, in no way does that diminish the scholarly truths of the Gospel of Mark. But the author was careful to tread in both waters of exposition and application.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“I can see this book being used for an in depth Bible Study of the book of Mark.”
Reviewer: Tom Meiers
Rating: 5 Stars

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