About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Core 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year by Mark E. Moore

Core 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ 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


Core 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year by Mark E. Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the introduction to this book author Mark E. Moore tells us that eighty percent of people who attend church desire to know the Bible better and that sixty percent who aren't connected with any church also want to be better educated in the Bible. Core 52 is certainly a great place to start because Moore has devised a plan that will help us build our Bible IQ in one year. Each week he shares specific Bible scripture, an essay to go with it, and tips to help you further your understanding of that scripture; I especially like that he shares Key Points and an outline titled This Week that will help in achieving your goal. In one year, by devoting fifteen minutes a day, five days a week, to this structured plan, we can gain a greater understanding of God's Word.

Some weeks the topics are devoted to Bible history and the events that are the basis of Chrisitanity, such as the Creation, The Fall, The Crucifixion, and The Resurrection, and other weeks the focus is on Christian concepts such as Love, Worship, Grace, and Humility. Every topic is pertitent to Christian living and each week is enlightening.

I recommend Core 52 to anyone who wants to understand God's Word better. It doesn't matter if you fall in the eighty percent who attend church regularly or the sixty percent who don't---if you want to know The Holy Bible better, you will truly benefit from Core 52!

I received an advanced copy of this book from Waterbrook and Multnomah and I have voluntarily shared my thoughts in this review.


Mark E. Moore joined the staff at Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) in Peoria, Arizona in July 2012 as a teaching pastor. CCV currently has eight locations and 28,000 in weekly attendance.

Prior to joining the CCV team, he was a Professor at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri,  (1990-2012). Currently, he is an online professor for  Ozark, an Adjunct Professor at Hope International University in Fullerton, California and Haus Edelweiss, Vienna, Austria.

Mark E. Moore is also the author and co-author of many books mostly on the Life of Christ, book of Acts, and Revelation.

For more information, visit his website at https://markmoore.org/

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