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(719) 268-1935 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
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.