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The Message Audio Bible Now on Bible Gateway

The Message Bible, available for reading on Bible Gateway and in print, was born out of Eugene Peterson’s desire to engage his congregation in the Word of God—in a way that would make its relevancy obvious in their lives. His goal was to bring into English the rhythms and idioms of the original language. He […]

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What Distinguishes One Bible Translation From Another?

If you’ve browsed a Christian bookstore and walked into its Bible section, you’ve seen the tremendous variety of Bible translations that are available. You’ll also notice those same translations here on Bible Gateway. [See our blogpost: Read More Than One Bible Version Side-By-Side.] You may wonder what distinguishes one translation from another. Or ask, “What […]

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Read More Than One Bible Version Side-By-Side

The parallel Bible feature on Bible Gateway lets you read a Bible passage in several different versions side-by-side. It’s very easy to do! Whether you’re grappling with a challenging Bible passage, or are just curious to see how different translators approach the same scriptural text, you’ll find it a useful part of your Bible reading. […]

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The Reformation Study Bible: An Interview with Dr. R.C. Sproul

[Editor’s Note: Reformation Trust, the publishing ministry of Ligonier, has thoroughly revised the Reformation Study Bible (2015) with more than 20,000 study notes and commentary by 75 scholars under the leadership of Dr. R.C. Sproul, who says, “By presenting a modern restatement of biblical, Reformation truth in its comments and theological notes, the Reformation Study […]

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Life After the Storm: An Interview with Jan Harrison

If winds of change, doubt, or grief are swirling about you, how can you best embrace the lifelines of God’s presence, Word, and promises of hope and healing? Bible Gateway interviewed Jan Harrison (@JanMHarrison77) about her book, Life After the Storm: God Will Carry You Through (Harvest House Publishers, 2015). What was the storm you […]

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50-Year Anniversary Celebration Continues with the NIV Bible: ‘Made to Study’

To continue celebrating 50 years since work began on the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible, Biblica (@BiblicaMinistry) and Zondervan (@Zondervan) are releasing the next campaign theme: Made to Study. [Browse the Bible Gateway Store to see the many editions of New International Version Bibles.] Since its release in 1978, the NIV has […]

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Read the Original Before Watching the Reproduced

If you’re not careful, you might end up believing more in dramatic interpretation than the original Bible script during this year of Hollywood’s capitalizing on the popularity of biblical events. Big-budget biblical programming has found its way to the theater and television because producers have seen skyrocketing success in box office receipts and ad revenue. […]

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The Bible Really Is God’s Word

[Editor’s Note: This guest blogpost is by Stephen J. Nichols, President of Reformation Bible College and Chief Academic Officer of Ligonier Ministries, Sanford, Florida. Reformation Trust, the publishing ministry of Ligonier, has thoroughly revised the Reformation Study Bible (2015) with more than 20,000 study notes and commentary by 75 scholars under the leadership of Dr. […]

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A Book About Soul-Satisfying Peace

A new paraphrase of Paul’s letter to the Galatians and James’ letter to “the twelve tribes scattered among the nations” is planning to be soon published, including color photos of modern locations in Turkey and Greece that follow Paul’s missionary journeys—if its Kickstarter project is successful (click for details). The author of Dead But Living: […]

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A Guide for Bible Skeptics: An Interview with John Dickson

The Bible continues to be the world’s bestselling book. Doubters, skeptics, and critics have attempted to discredit it, ignore it, and ban it. Yet the Bible has outlived them all. What is it about the Bible that is so compelling for countless generations? And how can you communicate to skeptics the Bible’s validity? Bible Gateway […]

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