The Demoniac from Gadara

The lengthy account in Mark chapter 5 of the young man in Gadara who was tormented and oppressed by demonisation has an incredible depth in connecting with any who have experienced emotional, mental and spiritual anguish; that state of hopelessness where rage seems to be the only means to express or experience feelings. John Piper’s extended poetic re-telling of the story has recently been portrayed in a graphic novel by Desiring God. An amazing insight into the episode and an excellent means to connect with teenagers who might also be suffering from abuse, neglect, abandonment or torment.