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With God in Russia: Christian Hope Despite Persecution

Republished for a new century, With God in Russia (HarperOne, 2017) is the classic memoir of an American-born Jesuit priest imprisoned for 15 years in a Soviet gulag during the height of the Cold War—a poignant and spiritually uplifting story of extraordinary faith and fortitude as indelible as Unbroken: A World War II Story of […]

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Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?: An Interview with Michael R. Licona

Why are the same events sometimes reported differently in the four Gospels? Should the biblical accounts be viewed as contradictory and unreliable? What were the intentions of the original writers centuries ago? Bible Gateway interviewed Michael R. Licona (@MichaelLicona) about his book, Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?: What We Can Learn from Ancient […]

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The Money Challenge: An Interview with Art Rainer

Did God create us to be secure, self-protective hoarders? Or to become the conduit through which his generosity flows? What does the Bible say about money, generosity, and the purpose of financial well-being? Bible Gateway interviewed Art Rainer (@ArtRainer) about his book, The Money Challenge: 30 Days of Discovering God’s Design for You and Your […]

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The Biblical Practice of Religion Might Save USA Christianity: An Interview with Zach Hoag

The trending sentiment of “spiritual but not religious” suggests the demise of religion. What if we’ve gotten religion all wrong? What if the rooted biblical practice of religion is just what we need to revive us? Does the downtrend of Christianity in America have to be the end? Or can it be the first step […]

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The Daniel Code: An Interview with O. S. Hawkins

Are you struggling to live out your faith in a rapidly changing culture that seems to have lost its way? The ancient book of Daniel speaks of how he survived and thrived in a pagan, permissive, and perverted society. [Sign up for The Daniel Code free email devotional] Bible Gateway interviewed O. S. Hawkins (@OSHawkins) […]

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Beware the Siren Call of Perfect Parenting

By Jim Daly So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12 In his book Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” With all due respect to Tolstoy, I doubt that’s true. While every family […]

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Being the Strong Father Your Children Need: An Interview with Meg Meeker, MD

Does society undervalue fatherhood? When men are defined primarily by their professional accomplishments, where does that leave their approach to parenting? How can being a strong, active dad be a man’s greatest triumph? In time for Father’s Day, Bible Gateway interviewed Meg Meeker, MD (@megmeekermd) about her book, Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children […]

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More Than Beautiful Poetry

By Shauna Shanks Editor’s Note: Wrecked by the news from her husband of an affair and a request for a divorce, Shauna Shanks shares the beginnings of her courageous journey to save her marriage in this except from her new book, A Fierce Love. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the […]

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Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: An Interview with Robert J. Morgan

Do you long to deepen your intimacy with God? How can contemplating, visualizing, and personalizing the Bible help you find a sense of soul-steadying peace? [Sign up for the Biblical Meditation free email devotional] Bible Gateway interviewed Robert J. Morgan (@robertjmorgan) about his book, Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in […]

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The Qur’an in Context: An Interview with Mark Robert Anderson

How does the Qur’an compare to the Bible? What figures and themes can be found in both? What is the theology, anthropology, soteriology, and portrayal of Jesus throughout the Qur’an? In the following question-and-answer, Mark Robert Anderson (@seeingislamnow) talks about his book, The Qur’an in Context: A Christian Exploration (IVP Academic, 2016). [Browse the Understanding […]

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