A few years ago Richard Ferguson, along with others, learnt the Gospel according to St. Mark in order to recite it. It was reciting the Gospel that opened up a fresh understanding of the Gospel for the author. In this book he shares his new approach to the Gospel – why it was created (and how) – and the difference that treating it as an oral tradition in the first place makes to the way we approach it.
The book is deliberately short and is easily accessible to those without any specialised knowledge. But all the questions that have puzzled us down the years are there (authorship, purpose, how it ends and its relationship to Matthew and Luke especially), and are dealt with in a light and fresh way. Because hearing the Gospel is so important for understanding it, the book is accompanied by CDs with the Gospel spoken by the author.