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How to Truly Love Like Never Before: An Interview with Dr. Les Parrott


What does it mean to truly love people at the highest level in practical ways every day? How do latest findings in sociology and psychology blend with biblical understanding to reveal often counter-intuitive ways of loving like never before? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Les Parrott about his book, Love Like That: 5 Relationship Secrets from Jesus (Thomas Nelson, 2018).

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Hope During End-of-Life Care: An Interview with Robin Bertram


With life-threatening diseases, terminal illness, and the long-term care of elderly parents, come such questions as: If God is good, why are we going through this? What will our family do during this crisis? How do we fight the fear that's trying to consume us? How can we encourage reconciliation in our family? Where can we find peace in the journey? What happens when we die? Bible Gateway interviewed Robin Bertram about her book, Hidden Treasures: Finding Hope at the End of the Journey (Abingdon Press, 2018).

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Over A Half Million Students to Celebrate Free Speech by Participating in Bring Your Bible to School Day Oct. 4


The annual student-led event, now in its fifth year, provides a unique opportunity for young people to share about their faith by highlighting its source: the Bible. Throughout the day, children and teens will share their experiences via social media using the hashtag #BringYourBible.

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Dependence Is Not a Dirty Word


In this guest Blog post, Hayley Morgan, author of Preach to Yourself: When Your Inner Critic Comes Calling, Talk Back with Truth (Zondervan, 2018), says, "As a culture we are putting independence and self-sufficiency on an undue pedestal. We Christians talk all the time about people being made for community, but we seem to be most satisfied with ourselves when we don’t functionally need one...."

5 Reasons People Leave the Church


Andy Stanley explains five reasons people leave the church in a new article that has already received over 5000 comments. Read it and learn more in Andy’s new book Irresistible: Reclaiming The New That Jesus Unleashed For The World (Zondervan, 2018).

Free Email Devotional: Dwelling In God's Presence


While many religions focus on rules to follow, the point of Christianity has always been to be in the presence of God himself. From the first page of Scripture to the last, God reveals a desire to be present with his people. Sign up for this free newsletter and receive five emails that progressively tell the Bible’s story of God’s desire to be with his people.

What God Says Is Most Important


In this guest blog post, Tim Tebow, author of This Is the Day: Reclaim Your Dream. Ignite Your Passion. Live Your Purpose. (WaterBrook, 2018), says, "Many times, our opinion of God is affected by what other people have said to us, more than likely the same people that we probably shouldn’t have listened to in the first place...."


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We're hearing from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as: "Bible Gateway has helped me reconnect with my Lord Jesus Christ in personal Word study." Tell us what Bible Gateway means to you—and tell your friends and followers by using the #MyBibleGateway hashtag to communicate the fun!

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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: GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)


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