Core 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year by author Mark E. Moore is a useful tool for anyone wanting to delve deeper into studying the Bible. It has a remarkable 15 minute daily lesson on popular, key or core scripture. Everything is covered from Creation to Heaven.
In this easy to follow guide the daily lesson includes an essay about a theme found in the Bible, verses to memorize, scripture to read, an “overachiever challenge,” along with a book suggestion that goes with the theme for the week. Some of the topics were prayer, grace, creation, prophesy, the Holy Spirit, heaven, among many others. I found the lessons kept my interest, gave me a fresh or newer perspective on some things, and enhanced my Bible study time. It increased my hunger for deeper study of the Word.
If you have ever wanted a book to assist with Bible reading and home study, this is it. I loved the concept, lessons, and everything about it. The author has done an exemplary job in his research, notes, planning, organizing, and writing this God glorifying book. Whether you are a seasoned Bible reader or new fledgling just beginning, you will glean much from this spirit filled book.
Some of the lessons were easier for me than others and the time flew by. Others I needed to slow down and let the information sink in. I had to ponder about what I had read. Don’t rush through the studies with a 15 minute timer. If you need more time, then slow down and let the words slowly flow from the pages.
This will be a staple in my home library and a gift giving idea for many years. It will be a perfect Bible Study for the Small Group I keep wanting to have even though it is for individuals. My dog was the recipient of many comments on this book as was my cat. It has the type of lesson you want to share.
I highly, most highly, recommend this fabulous study tool to everyone. It is in one word – amazing. The rating I give this is a high 5 stars out of 5. A copy was provided by the publisher but I was under no obligation to provide a review.
About the Book
In just fifteen minutes a day, you can master the 52 most important verses in the Bible in a year.
While there are lots of one-year Bible reading plans, few help you understand the words that you’re reading. What if we could introduce you to a Bible reading plan that would dramatically increase your mastery of the Bible in one year? Mark Moore coaches you through 52 of the Bible’s most important verses. These are the “core” of the Bible. Each verse clears the path to master and manage dozens of other verses that run along the same principle path. At the end of this journey, you will move from curiosity about the Bible to competence in the Bible. It is the quickest onramp to understanding the whole of God’s Word for your life.
About the Author
MARK E. MOORE is a teaching pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic churches in America. Here he leverages two decades in a college classroom teaching New Testament. His goal is to make Scriptures accessible and relevant to people trying to make sense of Christianity. His two worlds of academic Bible study and practical Christian living come together in this powerful new tool called Core 52.
What is Being Said about the Book
“Core 52 will allow you to bridge the gap between your biblical training and your professional impact. If you want to speak confidently on biblical topics while helping to lead others on their faith journey, this resource is for you!”
—Kirk Cousins, pro quarterback
“When it comes to knowing and teaching the fundamental insights of Christ, Mark Moore is a maven. In Core 52, you will gain the tools you need for living the life God has called you to. His innovative ideas and colorful illustrations will grab your attention and motivate your will to know Christ and make him known. Start today with chapter 1, be diligent through chapter 52, and you will be satisfied.”
—Kyle Idleman, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church and author of Not a Fan and Don’t Give Up
“As a women’s Bible study leader, my heart is to help women know God’s Word better so they can learn to connect their everyday frantic lives with their faith in Jesus. Core 52 is a godsend and a perfect tool to help them do just that. Anything I can offer that will help women get the most out of their time in God’s Word is a precious gift indeed. That is what Core 52 does for me as a teacher and the women I lead. What a gift this is from a notable teacher who I have come to trust as an invaluable resource.”
—Lisa Laizure, Bible study teacher at WomensBibleStudy.com
“Through his earlier books, Mark has taught me more about the Bible than any other author. His clear teaching and sly wit always make me read more pages than I plan. Core 52 is his best yet. Move it to the top of your daily reading list.”
—Phil Smith, coauthor of Created to Flourish and creator of Eyewitness Bible Series videos
“With a pastor’s heart, a scholar’s mind, and a sage’s pen, Mark Moore has given us a gift in Core 52 to help us understand God’s words, be changed by them, and live them out!”
—Caleb Kaltenbach, author of Messy Grace and God of Tomorrow