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About Core 52

Build your Bible IQ and Christian worldview in just fifteen minutes a day! Over the course of a year, Core 52 will help you master the 52 most important passages in the Bible. 
 
“You will gain the tools you need for living the life God has called you to.”—Kyle Idleman, pastor and author of Not a Fan 
 
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”—1 Timothy 4:8 
 
Most of us want to know the Bible better, but few reach our goal, often because we’re too busy or we don’t know where to start. Core 52 removes both barriers, offering a common-sense solution that fits into our busy lives. Respected Bible professor and teaching pastor Mark E. Moore developed this proven process from thirty-five years of helping people grow deeper in God’s Word.
 
Each week features a brief essay, memory verse, Bible story, trajectory verses, and practical ways to put what you’ve learned into practice. An optional “Overachiever Challenge” offers the chance to memorize the top 100 Bible verses by year’s end. 
 
This simple approach allows you to become familiar with the big ideas of the Bible in less time and with less effort than other reading plans. In one year, you can master the core of the Bible—focusing on topics from God’s will to worry, happiness to holiness, and leadership to love. These fifty-two core passages are lenses through which you can read the rest of the Bible with clarity and confidence.

Praise

Core 52 is simply one of the best daily guides in print to strengthen your faith. Mark Moore condenses decades of learning into a succinct and powerful book. Mark is not only brilliant, but he’s also a brilliant communicator of ideas. Core 52 will transform both your Bible IQ and your life.”—Jud Wilhite, author of Pursued and senior pastor of Central Church

“Whether you are someone who reads the Bible on a regular basis, has never read it, or has started and stopped reading it multiple times, Core 52 is the resource for you! This is an easy-to-use and engaging tool that will strengthen your understanding of God’s Word.”—Jon Weece, lead follower at Southland Christian Church and author of Jesus Prom

“There is no question that Bible engagement is the single greatest predictor of spiritual growth. That’s why I’m so excited about Core 52. Mark has provided not only a clear on-ramp to understanding the Bible better but also how to apply it to your real life.”—Ashley Wooldridge, senior pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley

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

“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

“My wife saw Core 52 on the counter and looked it over. Her verdict: ‘This is so good. Why didn’t anyone think of this before? I really like it. A lot.’ I think she said it all, except ‘This book will help you raise your Bible IQ faster than anything I know.’ By the way, all my children love listening to Mark Moore because he combines the understanding of a scholar with the communication of a pastor. So that makes Core 52 multigenerationally approved.”—Haydn Shaw, author of Generational IQ: Christianity Isn’t Dying, Millennials Aren’t the Problem, and the Future Is Bright

“Paul tells young Timothy to be diligent ‘to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth’ (2 Timothy 2:15). Pastor Mark has provided a clear path to make that presentation. This is seminary in a bottle.”—Dr. Darryl DelHousaye, president/chancellor of Phoenix Seminary

“As a film and television actor, I find myself in different states and countries and in the company of diverse crews and castmates. Often, when people find out that I’m a Christian, they ask about my faith and the Bible. I love sharing what Jesus has done for me, but I wish I was more confident in my knowledge of the Bible. That’s why I’m so grateful for Core 52. It provides a platform for me to have more spiritually meaningful conversations that will help others take their next step toward faith.”—LaMonica Garrett, film and television actor known for Designated Survivor, Sons of Anarchy, and The Last Ship

“I value being able to discipline myself with a resource that will challenge me and allow me to dive in and study the Word better. Core 52 not only met this challenge, but it also exceeded all my expectations. Mark’s background as a professor, preacher, and teacher is very evident in the strategy behind his book. I travel almost every week, and Core 52 allows me to study God’s Word, memorize his Word, interpret his Word, and implement it in my daily walk with God. Thank you, Mark, for challenging me to be a better Christ follower!”—Doug Crozier, CEO of the Solomon Foundation, Parker, CO

“As a leader, I believe there are very few things that are worth investing your time and energy into on a daily basis. Learning the many different stories and insights of the Bible is definitely one of them. The issue is that many of us have no clue where to start. With his book Core 52, Mark has created a clear path to greater biblical literacy that, with a little time and effort, anyone can follow.”—Carey Nieuwhof, founding pastor of Connexus Church and author of Didn’t See It Coming

“In this favorable debut meant to be read daily over the course of a year, Moore, pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, helps Christians increase biblical competency through the study of 52 passages to ‘move from Bible curiosity to Bible confidence.’”Publishers Weekly

About Mark E. Moore

Mark E. Moore is an acclaimed author and teaching pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona. He previously spent two decades as a New Testament professor at Ozark Christian College. Whether by helping people make sense of Christianity or teaching students to understand the Bible, Mark’s life passion is to make Jesus famous. Mark and his wife, Barbara, reside in Phoenix, Arizona.

Product Details

384 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jul 16, 2019

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Read Chapter 26 of Core 52. Build your Bible IQ and Christian worldview in just fifteen minutes a day! Over the course of a year, Core 52 will help you master the 52 most important passages in the Bible.    “You will gain the tools you need for living the life God has called you to.”—Kyle Idleman, pastor and author of Not a Fan  “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”—1 Timothy 4:8  Most of us want to know the Bible better, but few reach our goal, often because we’re too busy or we don’t know where to start. Core 52 removes both barriers, offering a common-sense solution that fits into our busy lives. Respected Bible professor and teaching pastor Mark E. Moore developed this proven process from thirty-five years of helping people grow deeper in God’s Word. Each week features a brief essay, memory verse, Bible story, trajectory verses, and practical ways to put what you’ve learned into practice. An optional “Overachiever Challenge” offers the chance to memorize the top 100 Bible verses by year’s end. This simple approach allows you to become familiar with the big ideas of the Bible in less time and with less effort than other reading plans. In one year, you can master the core of the Bible—focusing on topics from God’s will to worry, happiness to holiness, and leadership to love. These fifty-two core passages are lenses through which you can read the rest of the Bible with clarity and confidence.

Press Release

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CORE 52 THE FAST PASS TO UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE’S BIGGEST CONCEPTS

Core 52 is simply one of the best daily guides in print to strengthen your faith. Mark Moore condenses decades of learning into a succinct and powerful book. Mark is not only brilliant, but he’s also a brilliant communicator of ideas. Core 52 will transform both your Bible IQ and your life.” —Jud Wilhite, author of Pursued and senior pastor of Central Church
 
Eighty percent of people in the church want to know the Bible better. There is a reason for this. It is because we know the Bible makes us better.
 
Research shows that Bible engagement improves self-esteem, family structure, and social interactions. It’s the “single most powerful predictor of spiritual growth,” according to the Center for Bible Engagement.
 
Why do so many want to know the Bible and so few actually succeed?
1) We’re too busy.
2) We don’t know where to start.
 
For those who want a “fast pass” to Bible literacy, Pastor Mark E. Moore developed CORE 52: A FIFTEEN-MINUTE DAILY GUIDE TO BUILD YOUR BIBLE IQ IN A YEAR (July 16, 2019, WaterBrook). A former New Testament professor at Ozark Christian College and now teaching pastor at megachurch Christ’s Church of the Valley in Phoenix, Moore takes the reader through the 52 most powerful passages in the Bible.


Here’s the promise:
“If you can carve out 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 1 year, you’ll know the vast majority of what every preacher preaches.”
“Think of me as your personal trainer for spiritual growth,” writes Moore. “I’ve chosen specific passages with the highest ROI (‘return on investment’) and the greatest potential for practical application. With this core, you can go further faster, moving from curiosity to confidence.”
 
Moore originally developed CORE 52 as a tool to train new staff members of the church who came on board without Biblical studies training. They quickly discovered its benefits extend to anyone who wants to understand and apply the scriptures better.
 
This unique program helps readers to:
·        achieve Bible competence in one year
·        remove the barriers to Bible engagement
·        effectively implement biblical principles in daily life  
·        move from Bible curiosity to confidence
·        strengthen one’s Christian worldview for conversations and decisions
 
Each week features a brief essay, memory verse, Bible story, trajectory verse, and practical ways to put learning into practice. Core 52 tackles topics from creation to the cross, ethics to election, racism to resurrection, grace to grit, leadership, happiness, and heaven.
 
Core 52 is ideal for personal devotions but just as effective as a tool for group study or a church-wide campaign. It provides the opportunity for the busiest people to master the key concepts of the Bible in 52 weeks, allowing God’s truth to have a transformative power for individuals, families and churches.
 
For more information, visit www.core52.org or www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.

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Beverly Rykerd