Core 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year (Paperback)
ECPA BESTSELLER • FINALIST FOR THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® • 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.
About the Author
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.
“Core 52 is simply one of the best daily guides in print to strengthen your faith. Mark is not only brilliant, but he’s also a brilliant communicator of ideas.”—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!”—Jon Weece, lead follower at Southland Christian Church and author of Jesus Prom
“Mark has provided not only a clear on-ramp to understanding the Bible better but also a guide to applying it to your life.”—Ashley Wooldridge, senior pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley
“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
“In Core 52, you will gain the tools you need for living the life God has called you to. Innovative ideas and colorful illustrations will grab your attention and motivate your will to know Christ and make him known.”—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.”—Lisa Laizure, Bible study teacher at Women's Bible Study
“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 to. Core 52 is his best yet.”—Phil Smith, co-author 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
“This book will help you raise your Bible IQ faster than anything I know.”—Haydn Shaw, author of Generational IQ
“This is seminary in a bottle.”—Dr. Darryl DelHousaye, president/chancellor of Phoenix Seminary
“Core 52 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
“Mark’s background as a professor, preacher, and teacher is very evident in the strategy behind his book.”—Doug Crozier, CEO of the Solomon Foundation, Parker, CO
“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