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Core 52 Student Edition

A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year

Mark E. Moore

About Core 52 Student Edition

Go from biblically challenged to spiritually confident in fifteen minutes a day! This adaptation of the bestselling Core 52 helps teens master the 52 most important verses in the Bible.

“Mark has found the balance between digging deep into God’s Word and finding its relevance for today.”—Mary Shannon Hoffpauir, Bible teacher, speaker, and author of Lose Control: The Way to Find Your Soul

You know that the Bible is important. So why is it so hard to get into it or get something out of it? The problem isn’t you or the Bible. The problem is the strategy. Rather than diving in yourself, what if you had a coach to lead you through a simple process that would build your confidence?
 
Core 52 Student Edition is like having a personal trainer for what matters most. Just as you’d prepare for an important test or big game by focusing on what’s core, this guide streamlines your time by focusing on the big ideas of the Bible. In just fifteen minutes a day, five days a week for a year, strengthen your spiritual IQ on the most relevant issues for young adults like you, including:
 
• Why Am I Here? (Genesis 1:1)
• How Can I Find Happiness? (Psalm 1:1–3)
• How Should I Pray? (Matthew 6:9–13)
• What Is Real Love? (John 3:16)
• How Can I Reduce My Anxiety? (Philippians 4:6)

Knowing the Bible better will make you better at life. Start your Core 52 training today so you’ll be ready for all God has for you!

Praise

Core 52 Student Edition is perfect for a reader looking to grasp the metanarrative of the Bible in bite-size portions. Parents should use this to help shape their sons and daughters to live like Jesus.”—Dustin Tappan, director of NextGen at Christ’s Church of the Valley, Arizona

“Mark Moore channels his inner Bible professor with Core 52 Student Edition. Quick hitting, action packed, biblically accurate, and super relevant.”—Brian Beltramo, multiarea director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Phoenix, Arizona

Core 52 Student Edition is the recipe that youth culture needs right now! A balanced Bible diet from Mark’s book is just the nutrition every Gen Z and millennial should consider for youth-group series, small-group curriculum, and intentional Bible study plans and student leadership development.”—Johnny Scott, senior pastor of Generations Christian Church, Tampa, Florida

“The challenges and distractions young people face related to spiritual growth are significant. Core 52 Student Edition keeps what is most important—learning, memorizing, and applying truth—easy to engage with, relevant, and meaningful.”—Ally Evans, NextGen pastor of Life.Church and creator and host of the LC Parents Podcast

“As a father of six, I can say there’s nothing more important for my kids than deep roots in God’s Word. As president of Ozark Christian College where Dr. Moore taught for twenty-two years, I can say there’s no one more saturated in Scripture than he. As a student conference speaker for twenty-five years (often with Mark), I can say there’s no better biblical communicator to young people than Mark Moore. As his friend, I can say there’s no one who’s genuinely seeking to live for the God of the Word more than Mark.”—Matt Proctor, president of Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri

“Somehow, God packed a deep theologian, a passionate and powerful disciple maker, and one of the most articulate communicators I’ve ever met into one man: Mark Moore.”—Matt Reagan, associate pastor of Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky

“Mark Moore has written a discipleship resource for students that truly respects their desire to go beyond the surface. The search for identity is so critical, and Core 52 Student Edition wastes no time digging into topics such as who am I, who Jesus is, and what difference knowing his mission will have for my life.”—Kevin Greer, professor of student ministries at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri

“If you have teenagers in your ministry or living under your roof who want to read the Bible on their own but have never quite gotten in the habit, put this book in their hands!”—Kurt Johnston, NextGen pastor of Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California

About Mark E. Moore

Mark E. Moore isn’t just a super smart Bible teacher. He’s your personal trainer for building Bible IQ with Core 52 Student Edition. His track record at helping students grow in God’s Word is off the charts. He’s a New Testament teaching pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley, one of America’s fastest-growing churches. His books are the perfect blend of serious Bible study and practical application. Mark and his wife, Barbara, live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Product Details

272 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Apr 6, 2021

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Start reading the first three chapters Go from biblically challenged to spiritually confident in fifteen minutes a day! This adaptation of the bestselling Core 52 helps teens master the 52 most important verses in the Bible. You know that the Bible is important. So why is it so hard to get into it or get something out of it? The problem isn’t you or the Bible. The problem is the strategy. Rather than diving in yourself, what if you had a coach to lead you through a simple process that would build your confidence? Core 52 Student Edition is like having a personal trainer for what matters most. Just as you’d prepare for an important test or big game by focusing on what’s core, this guide streamlines your time by focusing on the big ideas of the Bible. In just fifteen minutes a day, five days a week for a year, strengthen your spiritual IQ on the most relevant issues for young adults like you, including: • Why Am I Here? (Genesis 1:1) • How Can I Find Happiness? (Psalm 1:1–3) • How Should I Pray? (Matthew 6:9–13) • What Is Real Love? (John 3:16) • How Can I Reduce My Anxiety? (Philippians 4:6) Knowing the Bible better will make you better at life. Start your Core 52 training today so you’ll be ready for all God has for you!

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Beverly Rykerd
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CORE 52 Student Edition: A Game-Changing Biblical Resource for Young Adults
 
“If you have teenagers in your ministry or living under your roof who want to read the Bible on their own but have never quite gotten in the habit, put this book in their hands!”
— Kurt Johnston, NextGen pastor of Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California

Over the past few decades, research has shown that church retention among young adults drops significantly after the high school years. Generational differences and the increased prioritization of digital devices have further decreased students’ and teens’ motivation when it comes to church involvement or faith in general. With a rapidly changing culture, many students have even begun to question whether things like faith or the Bible still hold relevance and importance in their daily lives.
 

In his new biblical study, Core 52 Student Edition: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year (WaterBrook Trade Paper, 4/6/21), former New Testament professor and now teaching pastor Mark E. Moore offers an essential resource for encouraging teens to remain rooted in Scripture and to grow in biblical confidence as they learn to speak to and interact with the modern world. For students seeking more knowledge about the Bible or for parents, teachers, and youth pastors hoping to provide a “fast pass” on biblical understanding for their teenagers, Core 52 Student Edition takes readers through the 52 most powerful passages in the Bible in order to strengthen teenagers’ Christian worldview for conversations, decisions, and overall spiritual growth.
“Core 52 Student Edition brings to the surface the freshest water from the deepest well,” writes Moore. “People’s buckets hold only so much, so I’ve chosen core passages with the highest impact. With this core, you can go further faster toward confidence in God and your own spiritual experience.”
 
As with Moore’s bestselling Core 52, which this student edition stems from, each week features a brief essay, memory verse, Bible story, trajectory verse, and practical ways to put learning into practice so that young people can start making their faith their own, rather than simply relying on the faith of their parents or youth pastor. Core 52 Student Edition tackles topics from creation to the cross, ethics to election, racism to resurrection, grace to grit, relationships, happiness, and heaven. More importantly, this book stands a vital resource for responding to key issues in teen development:
 


   • Cognitive Development: Teens are developing the cognitive skills to think abstractly, make connections across fields, and develop moral judgments. A Bible reading plan is a tool to develop those cognitive skills that lead to life skills.
   • Social Engagement: Core 52: Student Edition empowers parents, pastors, and mentors to lean into the social nature of teens in the realm of discipleship. The questions and application actions are ready-made for small groups led by a godly mentor.
   • Relevance to Life: Students often feel their faith is disconnected from their daily life. Moore can address how Bible literacy provides ancient wisdom in speaking to their modern world.
   • Church Retention: Churches that engage with an all-church curriculum connect the student world to the adult world in a way that makes faith “stick” after graduation. Moore has insight on bridging the gap that many students find in their faith and church.
 
Core 52 Student Edition is ideal for personal devotions but just as effective as a tool in youth group studies. With an easy-to-approach system, it provides the opportunity for the busiest students to master the key concepts of the Bible in 52 weeks, allowing God’s truth to have a transformative power in their lives. Together with Core 52, an ECPA bestseller, Core 52 Student Edition offers an essential resource in strengthening biblical confidence for the whole family!
 
For more information, visit www.core52.org or www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mark E. Moore is a super-smart teaching pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley—one of America’s fastest-growing churches. His track record at helping students grow in God’s Word is off the charts. In the bestseller Core 52, he was a personal trainer for building Bible IQ; and now with this student edition, he’s helping young adults build their Bible knowledge. His books are the perfect blend of serious Bible study and practical application. Learn more at www.markmoore.org or www.core52.org


   Religion – Christian Education – Children & Youth / Biblical Studies / Spiritual Growth
April 6, 2021 / ISBN:  9780593193556 · Trade Paperback · $14.00/$19.00 Canada
e-Book ISBN: 9780593193563 · $9.99/$13.99 Canada
 
PRAISE for CORE 52 Student Edition:
 
Core 52 Student Edition provides students with a doable routine for engaging with Scripture and creating long-lasting rhythms for spiritual growth. Both relatable and instructive, Mark has found the balance between digging deep into God’s Word and finding its relevance for today.”
— Mary Shannon Hoffpauir, Bible teacher, speaker, and author of Lose Control

“Mark Moore channels his inner Bible professor with Core 52 Student Edition. Quick hitting, action packed, biblically accurate, and super relevant.”
— Brian Beltramo, multiarea director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Phoenix, Arizona

Core 52 Student Edition is the recipe that youth culture needs right now! A balanced Bible diet from Mark’s book is just the nutrition every Gen Z and millennial should consider for youth-group series, small-group curriculum, and intentional Bible study plans and student leadership development.”
— Johnny Scott, senior pastor of Generations Christian Church, Tampa, Florida

“The challenges and distractions young people face related to spiritual growth are significant. Core 52 Student Edition keeps what is most important—learning, memorizing, and applying truth—easy to engage with, relevant, and meaningful.”
— Ally Evans, NextGen pastor of Life.Church and creator and host of the LC Parents Podcast





Suggested Questions
 
Mark E. Moore
author of
Core 52 Student Edition: A Fifteen Minute Daily Guide to Build
 Your Bible IQ in a Year
 
1)     What is the concept behind CORE 52, both the original and student editions?
 
2)     Research shows that the teenage years are a pivotal time in regards to cognitive and social development. With this in mind, please explain the importance of encouraging students to engage with the Bible during this life stage.
 
3)     What are the benefits of Bible engagement for students when it comes to church retention?
 
4)     You’ve spent a couple of decades teaching the New Testament to college students. What aspects from that experience have you used to create this resource for teen students?
 
5)     What is the promise of Core 52 Student Edition?
 
6)     What are some examples of concepts covered in Core 52 Student Edition?
 
7)     You say Bible illiteracy isn’t a problem: it’s an opportunity.  What do you mean by that?
 
8)     What is the advantage to knowing these main “hooks” in scripture?
 
9)     You’ve indicated that understanding these 52 passages will make students more effective at implementing biblical principles.  How so?
 
10)  How might youth pastors use this book?
 
11)  Students might tend to feel like their faith is separate from their daily lives. How can this resource help them learn how to integrate faith into all aspects of their lives?
 
12)   You’ve got a lot of additional information and free downloadables on core52.org.  What resources can students, parents, teachers, and youth pastors find there?
 
13)   How does this student edition differ from the original Core 52?
 
 
To schedule an interview or request a review copy, contact Beverly Rykerd at brykerd@penguinrandomhouse.com or (719) 268-1935

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