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How “Happy” Is Christianity? Exploring Moods in Christian Music and the Bible

Is the message of Christianity more upbeat than it is negative? Most Christians would likely answer that the core message of Christianity—grace given to man through Jesus Christ—is an overwhelmingly positive one, although to fully appreciate the extent of that good news, it’s necessary to acknowledge some bad news along the way: human sin and […]

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Tyndale to Release Beyond Suffering Bible

A new Bible whose study notes and articles emphasize the biblical perspective of overcoming life’s anguish, hardship, affliction, and distress will be published this Fall. The forthcoming Beyond Suffering Bible (website) will release from Joni and Friends and Tyndale House Publishers in October. It’s a combination of both a study Bible and a devotional Bible, […]

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Bible Reference Books: An Interview with Martin Manser

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! In your study of the Bible, reference books that focus on Scripture provide an overview of the Bible, help you find verses […]

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God’s Justice: The Holy Bible—An Interview with Tim Stafford

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! God’s justice—his plan for “setting things right”—is a foundational principle of the Bible. God’s plan for justice to triumph can be traced […]

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Jesus-Centered Bible Receives Christian Retailing Best Award

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! The Jesus-Centered Bible (NLT) (Group Publishing, 2015) received the “Best Devotional/Study Bible” award at the 2016 International Christian Retail Show in Cincinnati, […]

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Learning to Read the Bible Well: An Interview with Glenn Paauw

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! Over centuries, Bible scholars and publishers have increasingly added “helps” to the Bible—chapter divisions, verses, subheads, notes—in an effort to make it […]

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NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: An Interview with John Walton and Craig Keener

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! Sometimes a little context is needed to discover the rich meaning behind the stories of Scripture. Reading the Bible could be compared […]

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Bible Translation Reading Levels

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! With so many English Bible translations available, it can be difficult to pinpoint which Bible might be the best for your—or your […]

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Prostitutes and Polygamists: An Interview with David Lamb

Jacob and Solomon were polygamists. Tamar and Rahab were prostitutes. What are polygamists and prostitutes doing on the pages of Holy Scripture? And God told the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute. What about Cain—did he really marry his sister? Abraham did, and he was also a polygamist. Lot offered his daughters up for rape, […]

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The NIV Lifehacks Bible: An Interview with Joe Carter

A “lifehack” describes any advice, shortcut, tip, or skill that helps you get things done more efficiently and effectively. The NIV Lifehacks Bible uses “lifehacking” methods to offer practical and achievable tools for integrating spiritual habits into busy, technology-centric, 21st century living. Among its 365 articles are 4 Tips for Making Wise Decisions, 6 Steps […]

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