Mark is a Jew writing for a predominantly Gentile audience in Rome. Written during a period of intense persecution under the Roman emperor Nero in 64-68 B.C., Mark offers an urgent message for a community in crisis. With its fast start (Beginning the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of God... as it is written in Isaiah the prophet), Mark hits the ground running, and he doesn't slow down until the final episode at the end, in which the women who see Jesus' empty tomb say nothing, for they were terrified. Mark's Gospel is a clarion call to action. Master story teller, Dr. Bill Creasy, sounds the trumpet! Download and start listening now!