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Category Archives: Books

Understanding the Bible’s Big Picture: An Interview with Drs. William Marty and Boyd Seevers

Reading the Bible can be intimidating, no matter where you are in your faith walk. Made up of individual “books” ranging in subject matter from history to instruction, from poetry to prophecy, this all-time global bestseller is frequently considered confusing, by first-time—as well as seasoned—readers. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. William H. Marty and Dr. Boyd […]

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Lee Strobel Makes the Case for Grace

This morning, the Bible Gateway team (and our colleagues here at HarperCollins Christian Publishing) had the privilege of hearing a devotional message by Lee Strobel! Lee is best known for his enthusiastic, reason-based defenses of the Christian faith (perhaps best exemplified in his influential book The Case for Christ). Among other things, Lee shared a […]

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Vanishing Grace: An Interview with Philip Yancey

If the gospel is “good news,” why is it getting such bad press lately? And what can be done to reverse the trend? Philip Yancey challenges Christians to actually live the mercy-filled message that is so often preached. Bible Gateway interviewed Philip Yancey about his book, Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? […]

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How to Know When to Say Yes: An Interview with Lysa TerKeurst

The Bible says “let what you say be simply ‘yes’ or ‘no’,” but sometimes it’s difficult to know how to practically apply that scriptural principle in the everyday complexity of life and why it’s important to do so. Bible Gateway interviewed Lysa TerKeurst (@LysaTerKeurst) about her book, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the […]

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Is the Bible Abridged? An Interview with Joel Hoffman

Ancient texts that didn’t make it into the canon of the Bible purport to give insight into what happened to Adam and Eve after they left the Garden of Eden, the manner in which Abraham discovered monotheism, and the life of Enoch. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Joel Hoffman (@JoelMHoffman and @GodDidntSayThat) about his book, The […]

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Ordinary Spiritual Growth: An Interview with Michael Horton

Attempts to measure spiritual growth by constantly seeking the next big breakthrough have left many Christians disillusioned. Another approach to spiritual growth is a renewed appreciation for the commonplace. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Michael Horton (@MichaelHorton_) about his book, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World (Zondervan, 2014). Dr. Horton says, “CNN will not […]

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What to Say Before Amen: An Interview with Max Lucado

Bestselling author Max Lucado (@Max Lucado) is a friend of Bible Gateway. We publish his weekly email devotionals An Encouraging Word from Max Lucado and his five-day short-run devotional On the Road to Calvary (click to sign up for them), as well as his Christmas email devotional Five Days of Hope. [Click to see all […]

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Women of the Word: An Interview with Jen Wilkin

In today’s fast-paced world, investing time in a business career, maintaining the home environment, raising responsible children, developing social roots, and many more time-demanding activities all have a tendency to encroach on a woman’s consistent attention to establishing her own deep spiritual roots. Bible Gateway interviewed Bible study leader Jen Wilkin (@jenniferwilkin) about her book, […]

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Finding God, Losing Him, and Finding Him Again: An Interview with Preston Yancey

A young student arrived at Baylor University in the autumn of 2008 with his life figured out, then slowly each piece of his secure world fell apart: his church, his life of study, his politics, his girlfriend, his best friend, and his God. Perhaps you can identify with his story. Bible Gateway interviewed Preston Yancey […]

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How to Acquire Bible Savvy: An Interview with James Nicodem

The Bible is often seen as a daunting book, written in ancient times and addressed to a vastly unfamiliar culture. Is it really possible to draw relevant insights from it for our lives today? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Jim Nicodem (@JimNicodem) about his Bible Savvy book series, Epic: The Storyline of the Bible, Foundation: The […]

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