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Do We Have a Soul?: An Interview with Ken Shigematsu


Do you feel harried and empty, driven by unrelenting ambition to accomplish something big and meaningful? What are the obstacles that keep us from flourishing in our spiritual lives? What's the secret to a robust inner spiritual life? What is our soul and how do we care for it? Bible Gateway interviewed Ken Shigematsu about his book, Survival Guide for the Soul: How to Flourish Spiritually in a World that Pressures Us to Achieve (Zondervan, 2018).

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What is The Apostles’ Creed: An Interview with Ben Myers


Is the Apostles' Creed still relevant? How was it created and why has it endured through the centuries? What does it actually mean and how is it counter-cultural? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Ben Myers about his book, The Apostles' Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism (Lexham Press, 2018).

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See You At The Pole Encourages Prayer in School


Students across America and around the world will gather before school hours September 26, 2018 to publicly pray in the annual See You at the Pole™ event.

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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Online Bible Course


Dr. Mark Strauss, teacher for the "How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth" online Bible course, says the aim of good Bible interpretation is not uniqueness; one is not trying to discover what no one else has ever seen before. The aim of good interpretation is to get at the “plain meaning of the text;” the author’s intended meaning. Save $20 when you enroll in this online course before 11:59 pm EDT, Sept. 28, 2018!


Video Lesson 5: Judas—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 final video lesson, Ann discusses the life of Judas. Other lessons are about Adam, Sarah, David, and Gomer.

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Why We Kissed Date Night Goodbye


In this guest Blog post, Cherie Lowe, co-author with her husband, Brian, of Your Money, Your Marriage: The Secrets to Smart Finance, Spicy Romance, and Their Intimate Connection (Zondervan, 2018), says, "Managing time and money well requires thinking differently. Sometimes the cherished ideals of others seep into what we think our finances and romance should look like. We need a new lens on old expectations and conventional wisdom...."

How to Live the Bible — Telling the Truth


In this 39th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “One of the greatest joys of living the Bible is when we get to share the truth of God with others. See this sermon video by Mel for an example of taking the truths of a gospel passage and applying those truths to real 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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The Only Thing That Counts: Faith Expressed in Love


In this guest blog post, Andy Stanley, author of Irresistible: Reclaiming The New That Jesus Unleashed For The World (Zondervan, 2018), says love is the supreme distinction of the Christian faith and that distortions of the gospel result in an anemic version of Christianity that undermines evangelistic effectiveness. He challenges Christians to read the Bible differently.

Free Email Devotional: An Encouraging Word from Max Lucado


Max Lucado has spent the last 40 years telling the story of God’s grace every chance he gets. Sign up for Bible Gateway's free email devotional: An Encouraging Word from Max Lucado. It collects the best of Max’s insightful writing and sends you a brief, uplifting devotional message once a week. You’ll receive encouragement from Max to help you deal with life’s challenges.

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Live Simulcast Event September 26 and 6-Week Training Course for Your Church or Small Group


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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FINAL DAYS: 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.

We Want to Hear What Bible Gateway Means to You


We're hearing from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as: "When things are hectic, no matter when I check my email, Bible Gateway has something for me to read—assuring that I daily study God's Word" Tell us what Bible Gateway means to you—and tell your friends and followers by using the #MyBibleGateway hashtag to communicate the fun!

Join the Upcoming Unexpected Online Bible Study with Christine Caine


Life is full of surprises, both good and bad. In this 5-week online Bible study you'll tackle the topic of how to find hope and trust in God when the unexpected happens. Sign up now to get started right away! You'll get access to the companion study videos for FREE - all 5 sessions of teaching videos with Christine, releasing a new one every week! Register now and get the schedule, free downloads, and all the great bonuses.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, How to Find Unshakeable Strength in the Bible: An Interview with Christine Caine and The Path Through Disappointment and Disillusionment to Renewed Hope.

Spotlight: 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)


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