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Marks Story (Jesus Chronicles) [Hardcover]

By LaHaye/Jenkins (Author) & Jerry B. Jenkins (Author)
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Pages   308
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2007
Publisher   Penguin Group USA
ISBN  0399154477  
EAN  9780399154478  

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Item Description...
Marks Story" is a thrilling account that vividly depicts the last day before Jesus crucifixion, and the danger that early believers faced as they boldly proclaimed Jesus as Christ the Lord.

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Mark's Story opens on the evening of the last day of Jesus as man. The young Mark hears Jesus' prophecies of the events that are to come, and bears witness to some of the most pivotal events in human history, including Judas Iscariot's betrayal, Peter's denial of his Master, and Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection as the risen Lord.

In the years after, following in the footsteps of his friend and mentor Peter, Mark becomes an ardent follower of Jesus and a devoted disciple of Christianity, spreading the Word beyond Jerusalem and into the world. Mark urges Peter to recount to him the stories of Jesus' life on Earth-His messages, His miracles, and His everlasting promises to His people-and compiles what becomes canonized as the Gospel of Mark.

Mark chronicles the growth of the early Christian church, the struggles of Jesus' followers, and the persecution they endured from a hostile world. Mark's Story is a thrilling account that vividly depicts the last day before Jesus' crucifixion and the danger that early believers faced as they boldly proclaimed Jesus as Christ the Lord. Their bravery laid the foundation for the early church, and their fervent passion for the Word reverberates throughout the world today.

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More About LaHaye/Jenkins & Jerry B. Jenkins

Tim LaHaye Tim LaHaye is a noted author, minister, and nationally recognized speaker on Bible prophecy. He is the founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries, and the cofounder of the Pre-Trib Research Center, established for the purpose of exposing ministers to Bible prophecy. He holds a doctor of ministry from Western Theological Seminary and a doctor of literature from Liberty University. A pastor for thirty-nine years, LaHaye has written more than fifty nonfiction books and co-authored the Left Behind, the most successful Christian fiction venture in publishing history, with Jerry Jenkins.

Jerry B. Jenkins, chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 175 books. Dr. Jenkins's writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals, and he is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest magazine. He owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company, as well as the Christian Writers Guild.

Tim LaHaye currently resides in the state of California. Tim LaHaye was born in 1926.

Tim LaHaye has published or released items in the following series...
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  10. Left Behind (Radio Show Audio)
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  12. Left Behind Collection
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  15. Left Behind: The Young Trib Force (Hardcover)
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  17. Signet Classics
  18. Take Me Through the Bible
  19. Tim LaHaye Prophecy Library
  20. Tim LaHaye Prophecy Library(tm)

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Mark's Story  May 31, 2009
This is an awsome book. Reading the bible is so hard as it takes forever to understand it. This makes it easy to understand and is written in the form of a novel so it holds your interest. I recommend this book and all of the Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins books. The series End Times is extrememly good reading. Jeanette
Mark: for those Christ Left Behing  May 6, 2009
This story is largely an adaptation of the gospel of Mark and the book of Acts as well as drawing facts from the epistles where the central characters play a part (Mark, Peter and Paul)

It is a fictional adaptation based upon the imagination of the author. We do not know what role, if any John Mark played during the later days of Christ's ministry and what we know of Mark's personal life come from a few references about him in Acts and various epistles.

The gospel of Mark has always seemed a little flat to me. It does not have the historical basis of Matthew or the revelation of Diety as does John, but this book help bring the gospel alive.

I can see myself in similar roles and empathize.

Where some people might criticize the book as relying too heavily on scriptures, I would commend the authors for reigning in their imaginations to stick to the true text of the Gospel and only adding fictional details where necessary.
Was There a Novel in There?  Apr 15, 2009
This book follows the life of John Mark, most commonly called Mark, from the time he is 16 until his death. The book actually starts during Passover of the year that Jesus dies and is resurrected. We get to see the birth of the early church, Mark's various journeys, and his conversations with Peter that formed the basis of the Gospel that bears his name.

Oh, that I had actually liked the book.

Actually, there was one part I did like. The parts about the crucifixion and resurrection were good. In fact, they moved me to tears at a couple of points.

Unfortunately, that was the early part of the book and it went downhill from there.

The book suffered from several problems. Firstly, there is hardly any plot. This is a fictional biography based on the brief mentions of Mark we get in the Bible and tradition handed down from the early church. That's fine, except there is no overall story. And the points that couple have had some tension to them, like Mark leaving Paul during his first journey, as all but glossed over.

The characters are mostly flat. Paul has the most personality, followed by Peter. Mark is little more than cardboard. And it goes downhill from there.

Finally, large passages of the book are nothing but quotes from the New Testament with the pronouns changed. It becomes laughable when the characters are talking in simple sentences one minute and in New King James (at least that's my guess) the next. Almost all of Mark shows up at some point, which makes it rather funny that it and first and second Peter are included in the appendix. I regularly read the Bible, but that's not what I want when I sit down with fiction.

I actually listened to the unabridged audio as narrated by Robertson Dean. He did a great job reading it. I just wish there had been more for him to work from.

Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins should be ashamed of releasing this "novel." You'll be better served by spending this time studying the Bible for yourself.
I Really Wanted it to be a Good Read  Dec 15, 2008
I have read a number of Christian books including the Left Behind series by these same authors. I greatly enjoyed that series and I was hopeful when I saw Mark's Story on the bookshelf.

If you have ever been disappointed in a movie that was hyped to be especially good, or one by a known director or star whose work you always liked, you will understand my disappointment in this book. I really wanted to like this book and I kept waiting for it to get good. The story opens just before the Last Supper and basically a somewhat paraphrased version of the gospel accounts. I had hoped that after crucifixion, resurrection and ascension the story would get some meat on it. The characters never developed into real people and the writing and description of events is much like reading a news story. The characters are one dimensional and the dialogue is stiff. Much of the dialogue is simple direct quoting of scripture. Stephan's speech before the Sanhedrin is quoted in full and Peter's trip to Cornelius's home are simply taken from scripture.

I read The Apostle by John Pollock and felt that through the author's ability to interweave history, scripture, tradition, custom and depth of characters, I was able to almost know the Apostle Paul and I definitely gained knowledge and appreciation of that great mans work and sacrifice. Unfortunately after reading Mark's Story I found out nothing that isn't readily available in scripture or known tradition. The authors offered nothing that added any insight to any characters or events.

The book is about 300 pages long. Approximately the first 50 are a paraphrase of the Crucifixion and resurrection. The next 50 or so pages are a paraphrase of the first part of Acts. Much of the next 150 pages are a blending of paraphrase of scripture and undeveloped characters. The last 60 pages are simple the gospel of Mark and the epistles of Peter printed word for work from the New King James Bible.

The writing seems to aimed at about a fourth grade level of reading ability and intelligence and appears to be about a middle school level of writing ability. I feel like I got ripped off by the authors of this book. They could have taken their talent and made a good historical novel giving the reader insight into the people and times of the early church, instead all we get as a pedestrian paraphrase of scripture and tradition.
Informative and encouraging  Apr 23, 2008
I had difficulty getting into this book, partly because so much of it quotes Scripture in King James English, but it was well worth persevering. The book fills in the context around the early church, especially the controversy over the Judaizers and the climate of persecution in Rome. In Scripture, Peter's failings help readers identify with him, but his humanity is even more marked in this book. Yet he continues to pick himself up and be used by the Lord, which encourages me to do the same. I also appreciated finding out the possible fates of early Christian workers like Paul, John Mark and Barnabas.

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