John Mark

Born in Africa – Martyred in Africa

by John Mench



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/21/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781489729118
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781489729101

About the Book

John Mark was born John and became the Christian Mark. He was related to several early Christians including Barnabas and Peter. He traveled on missions with Barnabas, Paul, and Peter. He was educated and lived in Jerusalem where as a young man he saw Jesus on several occasions. After Jesus was crucified, he met with the resurrected Christ and became a dedicated missionary and teacher. He was a scribe for Paul and became known as the author of the second gospel which is a record of Peter’s lessons and memories of Jesus. He spent his last years in Alexandria teaching Jesus’ message and expanding the influence of the Christian Church.

About the Author

The author served in the U.S. Navy and then went to college. After graduating with an engineering degree, he enjoyed careers (50+ yrs.) as an engineer, businessman, and professor. He is now retired but writes novels. While reading the New Testament for over sixty years and teaching Sunday School Bible classes for twenty years, Fellow, John Mench, Ph.D., has been conflicted by the lack of personality within the testament. He endeavors to add perspective to the message of the testament by creating lives for those who wrote and developed Jesus’ message. My series of books – The First Four Hundred Years includes: Story One - Paul - (The Unique Trio - John the Baptist, Jesus, and Paul) Story Two - John Mark – (Born in Africa – Martyred in Africa) Story Three - John - (John the Youngest – John the Oldest) Story Four - Polycarp – (A Student of John) Story Five – Irenaeus – (A Student of Polycarp) Story Six - Hippolytus – (The First Antipope) Story Seven – Lucian – (Excommunicated – Reconciled – Commemorated as a Saint) Story Eight - Constantine – (Helena – Nicaea – Dead Sea Scrolls) Story Nine – Augustine – (Student of Ambrose – The City of God – Bishop of Hippo