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The Bible Is Alive and Wants to Interact with You: An Interview with Nicole Unice


Do you have good intentions of reading the Bible but find it confusing, boring, and irrelevant? What do you do if your experience with the Bible gets in the way of building a personal relationship with God? What small steps could you take to sustain a vibrant spiritual life where the Word of God is alive and active for you? Bible Gateway interviewed Nicole Unice, author of Help! My Bible Is Alive!: 30 Days of Learning to Love and Understand God’s Word (NavPress, 2019).


The World as It Was When the New Testament Was Written: An Interview with N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird


When you read the New Testament, do you intentionally try to think like a first-century Jesus follower to capture the visceral excitement of the early Christians? What was the first-century understanding of the kingdom of God? What is the real meaning of the resurrection in its original context? As 21st-century people, how do we recover the adventure of what it was like to live as Christians in the first or second centuries in the world of Second Temple Judaism amidst Greco-Roman politics? In this Q&A, N.T. Wright and Michael Bird talk about their book, The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians (Zondervan, 2019).


Christian Discipleship: Responding to the Word


In his book The Bible: God’s Word for Today Series (IVP Books, 2019), the late preacher, evangelist, and theologian John Stott says submission to the authority of Scripture is the way of mature discipleship and intellectual integrity....



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Does Suffering Disprove the Existence of a Good God?


Mary Jo Sharp, author of Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist’s Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Give a Good God (Zondervan, 2019), says, "Life acts are 'evil,' 'wrong,' 'injustice,' 'suffering,' or 'hurt,' depending on what kind of deviation from a standard of goodness they entail. But where do we get the standard to use for comparison?...."


A Museum of the Bible Launch for the Third Edition of the Life Application Study Bible


The location and timing of Tyndale’s launch event for the Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition (Tyndale House/Zondervan, 2019)—one of history’s most popular Bibles—provided ready evidence of the importance of the Bible and the need for peace.

Live in Grace, Walk in Love: Quit Being “Right.” Be Humble.


In this second of three weekly devotionals, Bob Goff, author of Live in Grace, Walk in Love Devotional (Thomas Nelson, 2019), says, "When we let other people have the last word, we let them know we’re more interested in spreading love than winning arguments. Instead of convincing people we’re right, let’s be humble...."

The Joy of Narrating the NKJV Audio Bible


Asked to offer his thoughts about narrating the New King James Version, NKJV, Voice Only Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2019), Simon Bubb said, "With the Bible, you have to let it speak for itself & allow the listener as much space as possible to connect with it in their own way.…"

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How to Live The Bible — Life Can’t Be Based on a Lie


In this 78th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, "Is the Jesus story a fabrication? Or is it fact? Read these indisputable facts about the life of Jesus and his life-changing influence through the centuries...." If you want to know how to live the Bible every day, read this installment of his series on our Blog and encourage your friends and followers to receive it by email.

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Be Inspired by Biblical Stories of Gratitude


⁠In our annual Give Thanks free email devotional, we’ll send you a Scripture passage about gratitude twice a week throughout November, along with some reflection questions to help you focus on thankfulness during this festive season....

By Grace You Have Been Saved…One Way to Celebrate Reformation Day on Bible Gateway


⁠October 31st—Reformation Day⁠—is a great time to remember Scripture verses about God's grace. One of the free resources you have at your fingertips at Bible Gateway is The Reformation Study Bible....

Quiz: Frightening Facts in the Bible


Think you know frightening Bible facts that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Have fun taking this quiz to find out. Encourage your family, friends, and social media followers to try their hand at it, too.

Watch Free Webcasts on Demand on the ChurchSource Channel


Reister NOW for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast December 3 with Gary Thomas, author of When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People (Zondervan, 2019). The topic will be: How to Deal with Toxic People in Ministry


Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, How to Identify Toxic People: An Interview with Gary L. Thomas and Scripture’s Skeleton and the Reality of Evil

Join the I Give Up Online Bible Study with Laura Story


You're invited to join the I Give Up Online Bible Study with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and Bible teacher Laura Story to discover the peace and joy that can be found in living a surrendered life. You'll get FREE access to Laura's five study videos, FREE downloads of the first chapters of the book, I Give Up: The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life and study guide, printable Scriptures and affirmations, and other goodies!

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