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The Gospel of Mark: The Beginning of the Good News & the New Way of Salvation

By engaging with Mark's Gospel through your reading, reflection, study and prayer, you are invited to use your imagination to enter into Jesus' story, to make that story your own.

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Steve Mueller, PhD, author of the five books in The Catechist’s Guide reading series from Faith Alive Books, has taught philosophy, theology, scripture and Catholic studies. He helped develop and taught for several years in the renowned Denver Catholic Biblical School and was editor-in-chief of the monthly periodical for Eucharistic spirituality Living with Christ. Steve also was a managing editor for Morehouse Education Resources for lectionary-based catechesis and sacramental preparation resources. He is the current editor for Words of Grace: Daily Reflections & Prayers for Catholics for All Saints Press (


Gerard Thomas Straub

I purchased The Gospel of Mark: The Beginning of the Good News & the New Way of Salvation by Steve Mueller. The publisher, Dan Pierson, is an advisor to the Pax et Bonum Communications; he was responsible for the speaking event I had in Grand Rapids last month. For such a short piece, the booklet packs a powerful (nonviolent) punch. The text was beautifully written. The design was top-notch. I especially liked the way the text included meaningful quotes from biblical scholars. You can’t buy much today for $2.75, but Faith Alive Books managed to create something of great worth for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. Dan is considering publishing some of my shorter reflection in his Practical Guide series.

“Read the Gospel. Read a passage of the Gospel every day and carry a little Gospel with you, in your pocket, in a purse, to keep it at hand. And there, reading a passage, you will find Jesus. Everything takes on meaning when you find your treasure there, in the Gospel. Jesus calls it ‘the kingdom of God,’ that is, God who reigns in your life, who is love, peace and joy in every person and in all persons. To read the Gospel is to find Jesus and to have Christian joy, which is a gift of the Holy Spirit.” —POPE FRANCIS


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