Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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


About the book:

In just fifteen minutes a day, you can master the 52 most important verses in the Bible 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.

My review:

At first I thought this was going to be a book for people who didn't know anything about the Bible but there was a lot of great information in here that even someone who's been taught and read the Bible their whole life like me can discover.  For instance, I liked how he explained what a verse would have meant to Jews in their culture because most of us don't really understand all of the nuances if we're not from that culture.  He also gives examples from history or Jewish literature.  Each chapter focuses on one verse and a question such as "how does a person become holy."  There's a checklist for 5 days so you read the chapter first, the next day memorize the verse, then read a passage, think about a few other passages and do an action.  He lists a few key points at the end of the chapter which brings you back to the focus and there's even suggested books if you want to go deeper in the topic.  This felt like a Bible study and a devotional rolled into one!  I found this fascinating and I highly recommend it for everyone, from seekers to Christians who have been so for decades.  You won't be disappointed!

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah.  I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.

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