2020 Christian Book Award ®: Bible Study Finalists

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  1. Core 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year
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    Core 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year
    Mark E. Moore
    WaterBrook / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 29 Reviews
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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.

  1. Daniel: Faith Enduring through Adversity, A 13-Lesson Study
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    Daniel: Faith Enduring through Adversity, A 13-Lesson Study
    Jon Nielson
    P & R Publishing / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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The fiery furnace. The lions’ den. We all know the stories. But the book of Daniel, with its high moral standard and bewildering prophecies, is daunting nonetheless. Dare to be a Daniel? We’ve already failed. Yet one greater than Daniel has perfectly lived a life of exile on our behalf.  

Designed for groups and individuals, this Reformed Expository Bible Study gives users the resources they need to delve into God’s Word and understand and apply it for themselves, leading to biblical transformation. Background information and commentary lay the groundwork before readers observe and analyze the Scripture text. Each of the thirteen lessons makes connections to the rest of the Bible and to Reformed theology before concluding with a section for personal application and a prayer prompt.

  1. Final Word: Why We Need the Bible
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    Final Word: Why We Need the Bible
    John MacArthur
    Reformation Trust Publishing / 2019 / Hardcover
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The Bible is under attack on all sides. Unbelievers denounce it as backward, narrow-minded, and intolerant, and even some professing Christians deny its truth to gain approval from the culture. With each assault, we hear echoes of the serpent’s question in the garden of Eden: "Did God really say?" Unfortunately, many believers don’t know how to answer these challenges and find their confidence in God’s Word shaken.

In Final Word: Why We Need the Bible, Dr. John MacArthur defends the trustworthiness of Scripture, with the goal of equipping the church to stand firm for the truth even when others abandon it. Only when God’s people recognize the Bible for what it is—God’s inerrant, authoritative Word—will they be able to fulfill their calling and carry the message of God’s salvation to the world.

  1. The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture
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    The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture
    Dee Brestin
    Multnomah / 2019 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews
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In The Jesus Who Surprises, Dee Brestin offers an in-depth Bible study to discover Jesus in the most unexpected places in the Old Testament. Brestin combines rich teaching, memorable storytelling, and thought-provoking application questions to show how traces of Christ appear in the books of Moses, the poetic texts, the prophets' writings, and your life today!

Note:  Each chapter included an in-depth Bible study, ideal for both individual and group use. Companion teaching 15-minute videos for each lesson and additional resources are available online at deebrestin.com.

  1. The Gospel-Centered Life in Jonah Study Guide with Leader's Notes
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    The Gospel-Centered Life in Jonah Study Guide with Leader's Notes
    Iain Duguid
    New Growth Press / 2019 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 19% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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This small group guide includes ten in-depth lessons for one-to-one discipleship, small group, or large group settings. Explore this resource and find a God who relents, a God who is sovereign, and a God who is present among the mercies and trials of life.

Jonah: Grace for Sinners and Saints offers Scripture-based, theologically rich content with an easy-to-follow structure to engage readers. Duguid explores how we are more like Jonah than we might think, bringing the text to life by examining our own motives and affections.

Duguid doesn’t leave readers in the judgment and spiritual arrogance of Jonah. He shows us the good news that the Lord is in charge, even over those who try to run from him.

With rich discussion questions, exercises, and articles to encourage thoughtful responses to the text, this study guide helps readers see Jesus more clearly in the themes found in the book of Jonah.

  1. The Logic of God: 52 Christian Essentials for the Heart and Mind
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    The Logic of God: 52 Christian Essentials for the Heart and Mind
    Ravi Zacharias
    Zondervan / 2019 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews

Jesus Christ alone answers our deepest questions.

We all have doubts that challenge our faith. We wonder whether the Bible still matters, or whether God is truly as loving and personal as we hope. In his first ever devotional, The Logic of God, apologist Ravi Zacharias offers 52 readings that explain how and why Christianity, the Bible, and God are still relevant, vital, and life-changing for us today. To all our dilemmas Ravi says, "I am convinced that Jesus Christ alone uniquely answers the deepest questions of our hearts and minds."

With a remarkable grasp of biblical facts and a deep understanding of the questions that trouble our hearts, Ravi tackles the most difficult topics with ease and understanding. But The Logic of God is more than intellectual; it is also personal, offering thoughtful wisdom on:

  • when Jesus draws especially near you.
  • the deep ray of hope found in God's Word.
  • how God transforms disappointments.
  • why prayer matters.
  • how genuine peace is possible.
  • making sense of suffering.

Ravi makes profound biblical truth easy to understand. And if your life is busy, this book is designed for you! It addresses 52 topics that you can read over the course of one year or slowly digest at your own pace. Each entry includes a Scripture, questions for reflection, and some practical application steps.

When you're struggling with questions and doubts, confused, curious, or just want a clearer way to express your faith, The Logic of God has answers that satisfy the heart and the mind.