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Mark's Story: The Gospel According to Peter
Mark's Story The Gospel According to Peter Author:Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim LaHaye 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 him Christ the Lord. Readers will discover firsthand the growth of the early Church, the struggles of Jesus’ followers, the persecution they endured-and the... more »ir bravery and passion, which laid the foundation for the Christian Church and still reverberates throughout the world today.
Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins pair up once again for the next book in The Jesus Chronicles titled Mark’s Story. Taking the well known stories of Mark, 1 and 2 Peter, and historical accounts, the two authors add their own twists and plots to the story of the early Christians. Readers follow Mark from his first encounter of Jesus at the Upper Room to his final encounter with Peter, just before Peter’s execution. In the process, they learn about the last days of Jesus, as well as the earliest accounts of persecution against Christians.
As a young boy, Mark admires Peter and tries to glean any knowledge he can from the disciple. When his mother instructs him to carry a pitcher as a way of leading Jesus’ disciples to his home, Mark has no idea what will happen in the following days. Still harboring questions about Jesus’ authority and trustworthiness, Mark follows instructions. When Jesus and His disciples have the Last Supper at his home, however, Mark listens with wonder to Jesus’ words. What happens in that room lights a path for Mark that will lead to his growth as a person, Christian, and, ultimately, missionary. As he witnesses the crucifixion and the events following it, Mark realizes he can’t deny the truth any longer, and his desire to follow in Christ’s footsteps takes him on a journey with famous apostles and missionaries of the Bible including Paul, Barnabas, and Peter. As Nero begins persecuting the Christians, however, will Mark be able to continue in the example of his elders, preaching Christ to his last breath?« less
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A fictional account of how Mark came to be one of Christ's disciples and his relationship to Peter that led him to write the book of 1 Peter. While fictional in nature, the authors are biblical experts and weave the facts of the times with the Bible. The text of 1 Peter is included at the end of the book.