Keller does a fantastic job of inviting his readers to join with him on a journey through the book of Mark. The pace is natural, the insights and teaching phenomenal. I felt as if I was right there, immersed in the first century as an eyewitness to the life of my Jesus. The nuances, the details, the tremendously multi-faceted story–all are written about with clarity and an underlying palpable urgency—it’s as if Keller is saying to his readers, “Do you see? Do you see what is truly happening here?”
I learned so much. The answers to questions I have held for decades were patiently answered through the pages of this book: What made Jesus’ death so unique? What was the purpose behind Jesus cleansing the temple? Why did he curse the fig tree? And what’s more—I was reminded again through Keller’s writing, that God is a God of mercy and justice, grace and sovereignty.
I certainly do hope that Keller will pursue writing in similar fashion about other books of the Bible.