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Passagio Setting—The Next Step in Bible Page Design: An Interview with Melinda Bouma

Drawing on the essence of harmony through the ages comes a breakthrough in the page design of print Bibles for the 21st century, starting with Scripture in the New American Standard Bible (NASB) and New International Version (NIV) Bible translations. Bible Gateway interviewed Melinda Bouma, publisher of Zondervan Bibles, about Passagio Setting Bibles (Zondervan, 2021). […]

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Embrace Joy in Your Life: An Interview with Mark Batterson

In the latest 40 Days Through the Book video Bible study series, Mark Batterson (@MarkBatterson) serves as a tour guide on Paul’s letter to the Philippians so you can embrace joy in your daily life. Paul, writing from a jail cell, speaks of joy, gratitude, unity, and purpose. In this interview with Mark, find out […]

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New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)—Meet the Translators: An Interview with Michael J. Williams, PhD

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) easy-to-read Bible translation for young readers and English language learners has more than 8.5 million copies in print worldwide, being jointly published by Zondervan and Biblica since 1996. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) Bible Translation Celebrates Its 25th […]

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Former Atheist Journalist Investigates Case for Heaven: An Interview with Lee Strobel

The reality of death comes calling on everyone. People fear it or try to deny it. Do we have only one life and when we die, we cease to exist? What is the reliable evidence for the existence of an afterlife? What is the biblical perspective on reincarnation, universalism, and annihilationism? What are the exclusivity […]

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Courage for Today From the Book of Esther: A Q-and-A With Max Lucado

How can the Bible’s book of Esther help you if you’re worried your world is spinning out of control? Are the struggles you’re facing pilfering the life out of your life? Like Esther, you may be staring down seemingly impossible situations. Take heart—what’s true for Esther is true for you: deliverance will come. God will […]

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Evidence for Jesus’ Veracity Without Using the Bible: An Interview with J. Warner Wallace

What would happen if a career homicide detective—who equated belief in Christianity to be equal with belief in the Easter Bunny—used the same investigative approach used to solve modern-day missing person murder cases to determine whether Jesus is who he said he was? Can the truth about Jesus be uncovered, even without a body and […]

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How Your Hurt, Struggles, and Deepest Longings Can Lead to a Fulfilling Life: An Interview with Josh McDowell and Ben Bennett

Many people today are burdened with unprecedented levels of anxiety, hurt, doubt, guilt, and shame. Medical and mental health professionals confirm that much of the dysfunction and disconnectedness we experience in life comes from unresolved relational and emotional wounds that leave us trying to fulfill God-given longings through unhealthy behaviors and relationships. What does the […]

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How Not to Read the Bible: An Interview with Dan Kimball

While the Bible has for centuries been called “The Good Book”—a moral and religious text that guides us into a relationship with God and shows us the right way to live—it nonetheless contains elements that can be considered disturbing and alarming. How should we make sense of these difficult passages? Bible Gateway interviewed Dan Kimball […]

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The Bullies and Saints of the Christian Church: An Interview with John Dickson

Is Christianity a pernicious force in the world? Would we be better off without it? Even a cursory look at the history of Christians reveals severe transgressions: violence, bigotry, genocide, war, inquisition, oppression, imperialism, racism, corruption, greed, power, abuse. Jesus gave the world a beautiful melody—of love, grace, charity, humility, non-violence, equality, human dignity—to which […]

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How Grace and Truth Are Central Themes Throughout the Bible: An Interview with Dr. Al Mohler

A new study Bible that emphasizes in its reference commentary notes the central themes of grace and truth throughout Scripture is now published by Zondervan. The NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible (Zondervan, 2021) is the first study Bible to be included in Zondervan’s Premier Collection Bibles, which feature the highest Bible craftmanship with hand-bound […]

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