Mark by the Book: A New Multidirectional Method for Understanding the Synoptic Gospels by Peter Smuts and published by p & R Publishing.
Peter Smuts advocates a multi-directional hermeneuticfor the Synoptic Gospels--downwards (immediate context), sideways(parallel traditions), backwards (OT background), and forwards(relevant NT passages). This simple, yet effective, model helps readersto interpret the Gospels as part of the broader sweep of redemptive history.
* Introduces a way of looking at Bible passages thathelps you understand the true meaning ofa the text.
* This method teaches you to look downward, sideways,backward and forward at the text.
* This is a "how to" book that teaches you how to understand the gospel of Mark rather than a commentary.