Serving the Servant
Dr. Fred Donehoo has been a Christian for over 60 years. I have had the pleasure of knowing him as a counselee and friend for over 30 years. This book of 'Devotional Thoughts' on Mark is one of many that he has done, although the only one in formal print.
As you read through the book you will find a constant theme followed throughout by Dr. Donehoo. . . read, study, and obey. His purpose for writing this book is to convince us to do this for ourselves. A quote from the last paragraph of the Preface to the book, "My final warning would be that God's Word is not just a novel to be enjoyed or a theological treatise to be understood. My own experience says that the ultimate blessings come from reading the Word of God only as I then obey it exactly as it is written."
You will find Dr. Donehoo's extensive use of Greek throughout the book. He draws his observations and conclusions from the original language. Why is that important? Because his exegesis is not opinion. It is based on the 'very' (original) words of the Bible.
The first part of Matthew 28:19 says, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations." The Greek word we have translated 'disciples' might better be translated 'students,' or as Fred would translate it . . . 'little studiers.'
After 60 years of being a 'little studier' he still is one. You will find the reading of this book helpful in becoming one yourself.