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Preaching the Gospel of Mark: Proclaiming the Power of God
Wilhelm, Dawn Ottoni

Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2008 pp. xvi + 300. $24.95

Description: ďGuided by Dawn Ottoni Wilhelm, preachers will find in the Gospel of Mark not only important things to say on the passages in this great Gospel but also a sense of the urgency and excitement in saying them. Wilhelm is in tune with the meaning of Mark, and she comprehends its power and significance for today.Ē óThomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology In this engaging treatment of the Gospel of Mark, Dawn Ottoni Wilhelm combines biblical scholarship with a close reading of the Gospel text to meet the needs of preachers today. Swift and purposeful, the Gospel of Mark proclaims Godís reign and urges the participation of all Godís people in the witness of the good news that God has transformed human reality through Jesus Christ. This insightful commentary helps that message come alive while providing pertinent suggestions about how preachers can proclaim this message to todayís churchgoers.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Literature

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Review by Antipas L. Harris
Published 11/27/2009
Citation: Antipas L. Harris, review of Dawn Ottoni Wilhelm, Preaching the Gospel of Mark: Proclaiming the Power of God, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2009).

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