Core 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a YearMark E. MooreWaterBrook / 2019 / Trade Paperback$11.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 29 Reviews
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Mama2 Stars Out Of 5Just Say NoFebruary 7, 2020MamaQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1I was pretty disappointed with this book. I kept trying to be patient with it, but it's really pretty weak. In fact, the introduction makes it sound like it's supposed to be some kind of baby food, a palatable version of truth for Christians who don't feel like chewing. As a team player, I stuck with it because we're supposed to be reading it for a year. I finally gave in at week 5's full-on replacement theology. The author tries to walk it back by saying that the church hasn't taken Israel's place, only to go on to explain how the church has taken Israel's place. I discussed it with my small group and we agreed. A good idea, maybe? If you have people who are really badly bible illiterate? That's me being optimistic. Really, there are better books out there that can do the same thing. One recommendation would be Bible Savvy. This book is just too theologically weakened by the author's presuppositions. I don't want to help make bible literate Christians with a tool that also costs me a lot of time in disclaimers .
TammyK5 Stars Out Of 5Great Book to Start Every DayAugust 31, 2019TammyKThis book has been an encouragement to me as I've read through it this summer. It's actually one of the few books I know I will go through again, possibly each year.
It's like many of the devotional books written to take just fifteen minutes which is a great morning jolt before heading off for the day. Except that it's not a devotional book! This book gives you deep lessons in those fifteen minutes to help you know and understand your Bible more. People say they don't have time before work or heading out the door for a busy day, but this book will make you start a new morning routine. You'll want to get into it each day. And what better way to start your day with God's Word in your mind!
I do have a confession to make! There were many days I would keep reading to the next chapter because I wanted more. But I finally paced myself and held to the one chapter each morning!
Great book for yourself or for a gift. Make sure you get your own copy, you'll be underlining and highlighting a lot and that's probably not a good idea to give someone a gift you've already marked in!
Disclaimer: I have received a copy from WaterBrookMultnomah Publishing with no expectation in return. The comments in the review above are my own.
jml5 Stars Out Of 5CORE 52August 27, 2019jmlI've been reading the Bible for many years, but this one, after only the first chapter or so, seemed to open my eyes, heart and mind to truly make a connection with the Word who is Christ as never before.
kathaeFront Royal, VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5What's Important in the Bible?August 16, 2019kathaeFront Royal, VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I appreciated the concept behind the book-that there are fifty-two core verses in the Bible that form a foundation for what the entire Bible teaches. That could be overwhelming-to tackle that in one year, but I found this book to be very user-friendly. It's set up to explore each topic for five days, but in easily "digestible" bits and pieces.
It works for me. The essays are interesting to read, and the Scripture reading is appropriate. One of the assignments each week is to memorize the key verse, and I have embraced that challenge as I work through the book. For those who struggle with memorizing Scripture, following this plan and reviewing often makes it doable.
Full disclosure: I have not read through the whole book yet, but from what I have worked through, I recommend it. I've found the content to be theologically sound and applicable. This book is good for individual use, and would be a great tool to use in a small group, Sunday School class, discipleship, or for an entire church.
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, WaterBrook, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
Deep and impactful4 Stars Out Of 5Quality content worth your timeAugust 5, 2019Deep and impactfulI have to be honest that I didn't love the introduction and lofty promises. I am not a fan of "do it fast," "less time needed" reading plans. But the readings Moore has written are deep and impactful, and they don't skimp on useful knowledge about the Word. I'm recommending this book to ministry leaders we know as well as women in my community who can only grow from understanding the breadth of scripture.