David E. Garland is the author of the Mark volume in the NIV Application Commentary series.
The strength of this commentary is the sections of explaining the meaning of the text.
The applications sections will provide teachers and preachers are good starting point.
Dr. Garland (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is William B. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures and associate dean for academic affairs at George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University.
He is the New Testament editor for the revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary and the author of various books and commentaries, including Colossians and Philemon in the NIV Application Commentary, and the article on Mark in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. 
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