The Gospel of Mark is one of the four Gospels and is the second book of the New Testament. The early church historians unanimously confirm that Mark was the writer of the Gospel according to Mark.
Who was he? John Mark was a helper of Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary trip. He was a cousin of Barnabas.
What is it about? He mainly writes about what Jesus did rather than what Jesus said. it's the shortest of the gospels, most rapid reading, action packed gospel. The writer frequently repeats words such as “and, now, immediately and did”. He Covers a lot of ground in a few chapters. A lot of the predictions found in Matthew, and John are left out. He misses out Jesus’ genealogy, birth, the details of His temptations, and discourses etc. He presents Jesus as “The Son of God”.
Why does he write? He wrote the testimony of the apostle Peter to show that Jesus is the Son of God. He wrote for the non-jewish audience, probably the christians in Rome.
Importance? That people may know and believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.