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How Does the Bible Describe God’s Love for Us?: An Interview with Van Moody


What does it mean to fall in love with God? How much does God love each person? How are we made to be in relationship with God, wired to love him and be loved by him? How can God keep pursuing us even when we reject him? Bible Gateway interviewed Van Moody about his book, Desired by God: Discover a Strong, Soul-Satisfying Relationship with God By Understanding Who He Is and How Much He Loves You (Thomas Nelson, 2018).

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How to Intentionally Strengthen Your Faith: An Interview with Darryl Dash


Are you dissatisfied with your spiritual life? Do you feel stuck or stagnant? Are you tired of going through the motions of faith? Do you want to make real progress in your life, but don't know where to start? Bible Gateway interviewed Darryl Dash about his book, How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to All of Your Life (Moody Publishers, 2018).

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Court Hands Victory to Christian Cheerleaders Who Want Bible Verses on Football Game Banners


Christian cheerleaders in a small city in east Texas can continue to display Bible verses at football games, the state's highest court has decided, bringing them closer to the end of a years-long battle with their school district.

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What Difference Does a Bible Font Actually Make?


After an extreme weight loss of half-a-pound, half-an-inch of girth, and 312 pages—without taking out a single one of the 1.1 million words of content—Zondervan is re-launching a Bible as the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible.


Video Lesson 3: David—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). In this third video lesson, Ann discusses the life of David. Other lessons are about Adam, Sarah, Gomer, and Judas.

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Dating the Person You Never Thought You’d Date


In this guest Blog post, Debra Filita, author of True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life (Zondervan, 2018), says, "At the end of the season of dating, you will have invested copious amounts of energy and countless hours getting to know the person you will be standing with at the altar, but what about the other person? What about yourself?...."

How to Live the Bible — Recognizing False Teaching


In this 37th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “The Bible itself speaks of “false teaching.” There is a difference between truth and falsehood, and when it comes to Bible interpretation, we must be careful to discern true teaching....” 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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[QUIZ] What Does the Bible Say About Work?


The Bible has much to say about the dignity of work, which helps us to see our labor as more than “just a job.” Take this brief 5-question quiz to see how well you know Scripture's work passages.

God’s Sovereignty and Human Responsibility


University of Oxford professor John C. Lennox, author of Determined to Believe?: The Sovereignty of God, Freedom, Faith and Human Responsibility (Zondervan, 2018), says faith is not a leap into the unknown, but an evidence-based commitment.

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Learn to navigate challenging questions about your faith with the Making Your Case For Christ training course. Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg will present evidence that backs up Jesus’ claims and credentials.


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Be Sure to Enter Bible Gateway's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for September


Enter every month! This month enter for your chance to win a copy of the NIV Comfort Print Heritage Bible, Premium Leather, Black, Premier Collection (Zondervan, 2018)—which has a suggested retail value of $149.99. Two winners will be selected at random.

Tell Us What Bible Gateway Means to You


We've heard from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as: "Bible Gateway has had a great impact on my Christian faith. It has tremendously increased my relationship with God but also helped me to help others and give them encouragement when needed. I can easily find the right Scripture as needed for any situation that occurs" Tell us what Bible Gateway means to you—and tell your friends and followers by using the #MyBibleGateway hashtag to communicate the fun!

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! Laugh it up and claim a JOY that is unshakeable! 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: English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)


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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