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New Children’s Bible Includes 1,000 Bible Quiz Questions: An Interview with Troy Schmidt

Quizzing can be a fun way to learn unfamiliar topics. That concept is now applied in a Bible specifically designed for kids ages 8-12. On each page are quiz questions for readers to uncover answers in all the books of the Bible, such as, "What did God create on the third day?" "What were the first clothes in the Bible made from?" "Who committed the first murder in the Bible?" Bible Gateway interviewed editor Troy Schmidt about the NIV Kids' Quiz Bible (Zonderkidz, 2018).

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Mental Health and the Church: An Interview with Stephen Grcevich, MD


What barriers do churches encounter when they try to welcome and include families of children, teens, and adults with common mental health conditions or trauma? How should churches structure ministry for those diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, attachment issues, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and other difficulties? Bible Gateway interviewed Stephen Grcevich, MD about his book, Mental Health and the Church: Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders and Other Common Mental Health Conditions (Zondervan, 2018).

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More Christian Women in the USA Believe the Bible is the Word of God Than Their Male Counterparts


More than 72% US Christian women say religion is “very important” in their lives, compared with 62% of the country’s Christian men, according to Pew Research Center’s 2014 US Religious Landscape Study; 78% percent of Christian women believe the Bible is the Word of God compared to 72% of Christian men.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Evidence That Demands A Verdict Redux: An Interview with Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell.


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Quiz: Do You Know These Obscure Facts in the Bible?


What’s the largest assembled army in the Bible? What’s the longest book in the Old Testament? Or, here’s a really challenging one: What’s the longest word in the Bible?


Why the Apostle Paul Is One of My Heroes


In this guest Blog post, one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, Choco De Jesús, author of Move Into More: The Limitless Surprises of a Faithful God (Zondervan, 2018), says the reason he loves the apostle Paul so much is because he learned that to experience God's more, we must focus less on ourselves.

How to Live the Bible — What Are the Ten Commandments?


In this 22nd lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “The Ten Commandments define a lifestyle of harmonious relationships. They describe the good life, and the safe life.” 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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Bible-Related Finalists Named for 2018 Christian Book Awards


The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association has selected 58 finalists in 11 categories, including Bibles, Bible Reference Works, and Bible Study, for the 2018 Christian Book Award® program.

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Hope: For the Believer, Nothing is Lost


If you knew that God was going to restore your life and everything you love any day; if you believed a great and glorious goodness was coming to you—not in a vague heaven but right here on this earth—you'd have a hope to see you through anything, an anchor for your soul, "an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God" (Hebrews 6:19). Join The FREE All Things New Online Bible Study with John Eldredge.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The New Heaven and New Earth: An Interview with John Eldredge.

New Minister’s Bible Includes Clergy Resources for Life Events


The new Minister’s Bible from Thomas Nelson uniquely equips busy pastors for every occasion, with sermons, readings, outlines, and prayers.


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Spotlight: Journaling Scripture


This feature in Weekly Brief is intended to help you become aware of one of several practices explained in our Scripture Engagement section. This week read:

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