Mark: Jesus, Servant and Savior
Pages 224 pages
I have become a collector of commentaries ever since my seminary days in the 1990s. As such, I am only going to recommend the best overall commentary for each book of the Bible on this site. As to Mark, I absolutely love Hughes' two volumes. Yes, they are sermonic in nature and not at all technical, but they are insightful, engaging, and helpful. If you wanted to augment it with something a bit more academic, consider Strauss in the Zondervan Exegetical series.
Hughes has put together not so much a commentary, but some summary thoughts on things he preached when going through Mark at his church. There are a few interesting illustrations, but the commentary on the text itself is rather limited.
The Preaching the Word Series is a set of commentaries on the New Testament written by R. Kent Hughes, pastor of College Church, Wheaton Illinois. This is the first of two volumes on the gospel of Mark. He begins with little in the way of introduction and jumps right into a running commentary on the text. Hughes draws out the meat of the gospel, focusing on the message and events. A good read for pastor and lay people. [Full Review]