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Mark: The Canon Pocket Bible Series [Paperback]

Nick Cave
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24 Mar 2011 Pocket Canons
The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (24 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0862417961
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862417963
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 10.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 782,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With an introduction by Nick Cave.

About the Author

The lead singer of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Cave has been performing music for more than 30 years. He has collaborated with Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey and many others. As well as working with Warren Ellis on the soundtrack for the film of The Road by Carmac McCarthy and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, he also wrote the screenplay for the film The Proposition. His debut novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, was published in 1989 and his second novel The Death of Bunny Munro was published by Canongate in 2009.

Born in Australia, Cave now lives in Brighton.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A first rate edition. 9 Mar 2013
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An excellent translation in modern English with a cutting edge introduction. Both thought provoking and amazing in terms of content, the Gospel of Mark was an unexpected source of wonder for any reader in search of the meaning of the gospels. Highly recommended.
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If you have received Cave's lecture on the nature of the love song, you will already appreciate how Christianity has informed the songwriter's work. As must be the intention, this bite-size, easy-to-digest chunk of Bible, might open minds to the teachings of Christ via a format appropriate to many who appreciate the artist but not necessarily the subject. I intend to read other books in this series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If it's good enough for Nick Cave.. 29 Mar 2009
By Chipp
If it's good enough for Nick Cave to put his name to, then it must be worth reading. Literature that endures so long has value and worth as literature at the very least. I imagine most people's personal prejudices about what they think they know about Christianity will put them off reading it though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cave-my kind of Christian 20 May 2004
By rhys Muldoon - Published on
Watching Cave struggle with God (or wrestling, as God is want to do) has been a favourite pastime. Cave, in his introduction, lays himself bare as a seeker of the truth. In despair, he turns to a vicar who suggests he reads Mark. Why? It's short, he is told. Got to love a wise vicar. In the introduction we see a flawed human being searching for salvation. In Mark we meet Jesus, who sets about Saving. Does it get better than this? This is a very special little book, and I feel priveleged to own it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Must for Nick Cave fans. 8 Aug 2014
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Perfect book to give to an Atheist who is a Nick Cave fan.I was a former atheist
and Nick just says it so intellectually.
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