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Category Archives: Discipleship

Finding the Unseen Beauty of a Hidden Life in God: An Interview with Sara Hagerty

How does the Bible story of Mary of Bethany equip you to use “unseen” moments to draw your heart closer to God? In this Q&A, Sara Hagerty (@SaraHagerty) talks about her book, Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed (Zondervan, 2017). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Meeting […]

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The Night the Devil Visited My Duplex

By Carlos Whittaker When I was 21, I was in one of the darkest seasons of my life. I was in my fifth year at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and I was a mess. I was a lost soul looking for any sort of validation. But I wasn’t necessarily looking to fix myself. I […]

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KiDs Beach Club® Donors Help Give School Children 50,000 Bibles Since 2003

Since KiDs Beach Club® first began in 2003, teaching children about God’s Word has been the focal point to giving each child a Jesus experience inside their public elementary school. From 2003 through the fall of 2014, only one Bible was given to a child in each club each week the club met. Beginning in […]

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The Staggering Picture of Christian Persecution: An Interview with Johnnie Moore

Is your perspective on the state of the church worldwide too comfortable? What do you think when you hear about the astonishing escalation in Christian persecution in the 21st century? What should you be doing about it? Bible Gateway interviewed Johnnie Moore (@JohnnieM) about his book, The Martyr’s Oath: Living for the Jesus They’re Willing […]

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Two Things Daniel Teaches Me about How to Thrive in a Hostile Culture

By Jess Connolly But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the […]

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Not Every Teenager Embraces Rebellion: An Interview with Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach

Teen rebellion is seen as a cultural norm, but is it really? Or is it more that youthful rebellion is not properly understood, especially within the Christian environment? Bible Gateway interviewed Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach (@LifeAsADare) about her book, Why I Didn’t Rebel: A Twenty-Two-Year-Old Explains Why She Stayed on the Straight and Narrow–and How Your […]

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Life More Abundant: An Interview with David Jeremiah

How is it possible to miss having an abundant life? What is our involvement in developing godly character? How is salvation an ongoing process? In this Q&A, Dr. David Jeremiah (@davidjeremiah) talks about his book, A Life Beyond Amazing: 9 Decisions that Will Transform Your Life Today (Thomas Nelson, 2017). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog […]

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Intimacy with Jesus in Song of Songs: An Interview with Dee Brestin

Why is there an epic love poem in the middle of the Bible? How does the Song of Songs use marriage and romantic love as a metaphor for the intimacy Jesus longs to have with each person? Bible Gateway interviewed Dee Brestin (@deebrestin) about her book, He Calls You Beautiful: Hearing the Voice of Jesus […]

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New Kids Bible Tells Stories Through Characters’ Eyes

How would David describe the giant from his own young perspective? A new storybook Bible from Lifetree/Group Publishing provides an illustrated collection of firsthand stories. The Friends With God Story Bible: Why God Loves People Like Me (Group Publishing, 2017) offers 54 Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments told in first-person narratives. Each […]

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Hunger, Thirst, and a Heart That Grew Ten Sizes

By Melanie Shankle [Join the Church of the Small Things Online Bible Study with New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle teaching on StudyGateway beginning October 23. Registration is open now and you get free access to 6 videos and other downloads] Maybe it was partly fear of not being good enough to be truly […]

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