The autumn equinox has officially marked the end of summer as we transition into autumn. Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and days are becoming shorter. October brings us harvests festivals, atmospheric morning mists, shimmering light in bronzed woodlands and, of course, home comforts. So, grab your jumper, plump up your cushions and delight in the season that is tailor-made for curling up with a good book.

Introduction to Mark

Introduction to Mark

Michael T Winstanley SDB


Fr Michael has skilfully produced a coherent and comprehensible examination of Mark's Gospel from a literary perspective. He considers the four main 'characters' in the story: Jesus, the twelve disciples, the 'opposition' and the little people or minor characters.

Paperback portrait 117mm x 174mm

68 pp

72 g


The Gospels are pieces of literature, written by competent writers for a particular clientèle, using the literary techniques of their time. The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four canonical Christian Gospels. Mark used oral traditions about Jesus which were circulating in the early Christian communities and probably some written traditions too. He arranged this material from different sources in the form of a narrative. Fr Michael seeks to discern what the Gospel message is for him and for us today, in our very different world and evolving culture, with its new problems and fresh challenges.