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How Friendship Helped a Follower of Islam See the Truth About Jesus


How does a committed and passionate follower of Islam reconsider his faith and become an outspoken apologist for Christianity? Bible Gateway features a conversation between the late Nabeel Qureshi, author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, 3rd edition (Zondervan, 2018)—the first book to win ECPA Christian Book Awards® in both New Author and Non-Fiction categories—and his friend David Wood, who led Nabeel to consider the veracity of the claims of Jesus Christ. (Also, scroll down to see the annoucement about the simulcast with Nabeel Qureshi.)

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Directionless Wanderer or Pilgrim Follower: An Interview with Michelle Van Loon


Why are we so restless? We don’t like how it feels to be unsettled and uprooted, navigating a season of transition, dealing with the fallout of broken relationships, or wrestling with a deep sense of unease. Bible Gateway interviewed Michelle Van Loon about her book, Born to Wander: Recovering the Value of Our Pilgrim Identity (Moody Publishers, 2018).

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Infographic: Bible Reading Habits


When, where, and how often do you read the Bible? Toward what portions of Scripture do you tend to gravitate? What books of the Bible have you never read? And what Bible study resources do you use to help you process and study God's Word?

See the Scripture Engagement section on Bible Gateway.


See more Bible-related articles in this week’s Bible News Roundup.
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Trace Themes Through Scripture with These Free Bible Studies


If you're exasperated with Bible studies that haphazardly pick arbitrary passages to draw vague applications for your life, Zondervan’s new free Bible study Trace the Themes is exactly what you're waiting for.


Video Lesson 1: Adam—Broken Men and Women of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them


As a special feature, bestselling author and speaker Ann Spangler is conducting a 5-part brief video class offering surprising insights into five fascinating men and women of the Bible. Ann explores these and many more people of the Bible in her new book, Less Than Perfect: Broken Men and Women of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them (Zondervan, 2018). Read Ann's introduction and then learn from her first video lesson about Adam. Other lessons are about Sarah, David, Gomer, and Judas.

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The Delicate Balance Necessary for Building the Kingdom of God


In this guest Blog post, Justin Zoradi, author of Made for These Times: A Start-Up Guide to Calling, Character, and Work that Matters (Zondervan, 2018), says, "While describing the spiritual battles in building These Numbers Have Faces—a social enterprise investing in the next generation of African leaders—my friend Sam once said to me, 'You can’t build the kingdom without the King.' How right he is...."

Preparing for School? Bible Gateway Has Resources for Students


Bible Gateway has free online back-to-school resources that can help students in any stage of life make a smooth and prayerful transition into the new school year.

Quiz: Can You Identify These Bible Prayers?


↠ The high priest Eli, seeing Hannah praying, initially rebuked her. Why?     ↠ Psalm 51 is a heartfelt prayer by David. What’s the theme of the prayer?     ↠ While praying for deliverance from an invading army, Hezekiah displayed what item to God? How well do you know prayers in the Bible? This 10-question quiz tests your Bible knowledge.

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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Simulcast August 28


Join hosts Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg LIVE in a simulcast event as they share New York Times bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi's dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity. Apart from Nabeel’s unforgettable story, you'll also gain a balanced and accurate assessment of Islam as you watch a never-before-broadcast talk with Nabeel Qureshi and a special Q&A session with the audience.


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Enter Bible Gateway's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for August


Enter every month! This month enter for your chance to win a copy of the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Tan, Thumb Indexed (Zondervan, 2017)—winner of the American Book Fest’s International Book Award and ECPA’s 2017 Christian Book Award® for Bible of the Year—which has a suggested retail value of $99.99 each. Two winners will be selected at random.

What Does Bible Gateway Mean to You?


We've heard from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as, "Bible Gateway is a treasure chest for anyone who desires to study and understand the Word of God for personal insight and for sharing with others." Tell us what Bible Gateway means to you—and tell your friends and followers by using the #MyBibleGateway hashtag to communicate the fun!

Mandisa Asks, "Are You Ready To Get Your Joy Back?"


Join GRAMMY® winner and American Idol Season 5 finalist Mandisa on a journey through the Defiant Joy Online Bible Study with Candace Payne (a.k.a. Chewbacca Mom) and get FREE access to all 6 study videos, Joy Printables, a FREE eBook, and other fun goodies! Get ready to laugh it up and claim a JOY that is unshakeable! Study dates are August 13 - September 24 and there will be weekly LIVE chats with Mandisa for everyone who joins!

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, How I Rise Above the Lies that Haunt Me by Candace Payne (a.k.a. Chewbacca Mom).

Spotlight: Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)


This feature in Weekly Brief is intended to help you become aware of the plethora of Bible versions available for you to freely read on Bible Gateway. This week read:


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