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Bite-Sized Bible Knowledge: An Interview with Michael Heiser

What if aspects of biblical scholarship could be distilled into understandable bite-sized insights you could read each in 60-seconds to unlock the Bible's individual sections and main teachings? Bible Gateway interviewed Michael Heiser about the 60-Second Scholar Series (Zondervan, 2018).

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The Bright and Dark Sides of King David: An Interview with Mark Rutland


The Bible describes King David as "a man after God's own heart," yet it recounts David's many indiscretions and sins. Do we really reckon with who he was? Have we reduced him to a shepherd boy with a slingshot? How do we come to terms with this flawed-but-mighty king in all his moral complexity? Bible Gateway interviewed Mark Rutland about his book, David the Great: Deconstructing the Man After God's Own Heart (Charisma House, 2018).

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How to Find the Strength to Move Forward After a Crisis


In this guest Blog post, Tom Holladay, author of Putting It Together Again When It's All Fallen Apart: 7 Principles for Rebuilding Your Life (Zondervan, 2018), says, "Our greatest problem is not our problem; it is how we react to that problem. One of the keys to rebuilding is the way we look at problems. The optimist sees possibilities in the problems, and the pessimist sees problems in the possibilities."


Don't Limit USA’s National Day of Prayer to One Day


How can a prayer-filled life empower you to bring about the kingdom of God in your community, your church, and your home? This year’s National Day of Prayer in America was based upon Ephesians 4:3, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Here are Bible verses to help you spend time in prayer and meditation.

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Quiz: Can You Identify These Bible Prayers?


How well do you know prayers in the Bible? The following 10-question quiz tests your Bible knowledge. Have fun taking it! At the end of the quiz, be sure to sign up to receive the free email devotional, Praying Your Way to Spiritual Empowerment.

The NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible: Hunting for God’s Treasure


The NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible: Hunting for God's Treasure from Zonderkidz is about engaging the child's whole being: heart, soul, and mind. Endearing art of an antelope, monkey, African elephant, meerkat, hippo, tiger, jaguar, panda bear, and zebra guide children from "Base Camp" to the different sites throughout the Bible that lead them through the story of God's people.


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NEW: Bible Gateway's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for May


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What Will Heaven and the Coming Kingdom Be Like?


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.

Spotlight: Speaking 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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