The following commentaries were helpful in preparing the Background sheets:


Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor editors, (Louisville: Westminister John Knox Press) 2009, 2010.

The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday’s Texts, Roger E. Van Harn ed. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans), 2001.


Hauerwas, Stanley Matthew (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press), 2006


Donahue, John R. and Daniel J. Harrington The Gospel of Mark (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press), 2002.

Myers, Ched Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark’s Story of Jesus, (Maryknoll: Orbis Books), 1988.

Williamson, Lamar Jr.  Mark (Louisville: John Knox Press), 1983.


Craddock, Fred Luke, (Louisville: John Knox Press), 1990.

Johnson, Luke Timothy The Gospel of Luke (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press), 1991.

Bible Study Methods

Contextual Bible StudyUjama Centre for Biblical Theological and Community Development

Gospel-based Discipleship: Episcopal Church Office of Native American Ministry, A Disciple’s Prayer Book


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