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How to Download the New Revised Standard Version on the Bible Gateway App

The Bible Gateway App has recently been upgraded to a fresh, new look. This update also comes with some exciting new features, one of which is the addition of the downloadable New Revised Standard Version, along with all its various editions. This includes: The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) […]

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The 1599 Geneva Bible: History’s First Study Bible

The Geneva Bible is unique among all other Bibles. Translated by the best Protestant scholars of the day, it’s a version born directly out of the religious conflict of the Reformation. And, though sadly little-known today, The Geneva Bible became one of the most popular translations of its time. Why? First, a little history: Mary I […]

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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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‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Global Prayer Event

What began as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England in 2016 has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. [Browse resources about prayer in the Bible Gateway Store] Between May 25 — June 4, 2017, the campaign Thy Kingdom Come (@thykingdom_come) is calling communities and […]

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April Exclusive: Get Full Access to the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible with Bible Gateway Plus!

With a huge digital study library and an ad-free Scripture reading experience, Bible Gateway Plus is the best way to experience Bible Gateway. But this month, it’s getting even better: throughout April, the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is part of the Bible Gateway Plus study library! The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is the […]

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Draw Closer to Jesus During Lent With Our Free Lent & Easter Devotions

Lent is the season of reflection and repentance leading up to Easter. You’re invited to draw closer to Jesus during the Easter season with the insights of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dallas Willard and others. As we do each year, we’ve put together a series of email devotionals to walk you through the season of Lent. This […]

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Poll: How is Your Church Celebrating Christmas This Year?

Most people commemorate the Christmas season in their personal and family lives in one or more special ways: we decorate Christmas trees, hang up Advent calendars, and fire up lots of Christmas music. These familiar traditions are something we can look forward to and take comfort in practicing each year. But beyond our personal Christmas […]

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Devotional Reflections on Handel’s Messiah: An Interview with Jessica Miller Kelley

George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is one of the most beloved musical works of the western world, playing an especially sentimental role in many people’s Christmas traditions. The libretto of the work, taken directly from the King James Version (KJV) text of 14 books of the Bible, has turned many phrases into memorable, singable, cherished lines […]

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Devocionales de Biblie Gateway para la Navidad – ¡Ya disponibles en español!

Parece que este año fue especialmente turbulento, ¿verdad? Para ser sinceros, al momento que llega la temporada navideña, la mayoría de las veces ya nos sentimos un poco cansados y abrumados. Al terminar el 2016, los cristianos alrededor del mundo fueron desafiados a responder a múltiples actos de terror y violencia. Si usted vive en […]

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Discerning What God Wants Us To Do

What are Christians supposed to be doing? It’s a seemingly simple question, and you’d think that with our shared faith in an infallible Bible, we Christians would be agreed on the sort of things that we should aim for in life. And to be sure, Christians do agree on what you might call the fundamental […]

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