on 1 February 2002
The introduction to this pocket edition is valuable. Nick Cave is more known for his dark songs and compositions, but his take on this gospel, and the story of how he came to find its truth, is interesting and refreshing. This edition lifts the book of Mark out of the fusty realms of traditional bibles and brings it into life as the script from a modern action packed feature film would. Cave's introduction is long enough to be considered a part of the book, and is written with eloquence, intelligence and insight. Do, please, read it before you launch into the main text. I was familiar with the book of Mark but Nick Cave's take on it gave the text a new life and greater meaning. It just shows, when you think you know it all, you can still learn!
- the angeltoad