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Now You Can Read the Bible in One Hour: An Interview with Philip Law


Adam and Eve and the forbidden fruit, Jacob and the stairway to heaven, Joseph and his brothers, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Jonah and the big fish: the Bible is full of dramatic stories that have made it the world's bestselling book, and yet few people ever get around to reading it from cover to cover. Bible Gateway interviewed Philip Law, editor of The One Hour Bible: From Adam to Apocalypse in Sixty Minutes (SPCK, 2018), on how to gain a birds-eye view of the entire sweep of the Bible's epic story in only 3600 seconds.

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How Should Church Be Done?: An Interview with Francis Chan


What is God's ideal for the way churches should behave? What are the failures and the successes of the churches mentioned in the Bible? Why did the apostles have to write letters of correction to them? In this Q&A, Francis Chan talks about his book, Letters to the Church (David C Cook, 2018).

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On Display: Europe’s Oldest Intact Book


A copy of the Gospel of John in Latin—discovered inside the coffin of the hermit monk St. Cuthbert who died in AD 687—is scheduled to go on display at the British Library as part of an exhibition featuring medieval writings. (Read the Gospel of John in Latin on Bible Gateway.)

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The Bible Is the Ultimate Book on Leadership


John C. Maxwell, the authority on the topic of leadership and editor of the The Maxwell Leadership Bible / Third Edition (Thomas Nelson, 2018), says the best source of leadership teaching today is the same as it has been for thousands of years. If you want to learn leadership, go to the greatest Book on leadership ever written—the Bible.


How to Live the Bible — Reading Scripture as a Lifestyle


In this 41st lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “The main principle of reading Scripture for a lifetime of spiritual growth is: just read it. Here are 7 guidelines for a lifestyle of fruitful Bible reading....” 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 Hard Reality of Exclusivity in White Evangelicalism and What Can Be Done


In this guest Blog post, Bryan Loritts, author of Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All (Zondervan, 2018), says, "God boldly proclaims throughout the book of Acts, 'There is no ethnic home team when it comes to Christianity.' But the minority experience in America today—and throughout history—too often tells a different story...."

Rebel in the Ranks: How Martin Luther’s Reformation Changed Much More Than the Church


The Protestant Reformation sparked by Martin Luther's defiance was much more than a theological movement—it paved the way for the entire modern world, as expalined in Rebel in the Ranks (HarperOne, 2017) by Brad S. Gregory.

Can I Trust My Bible?


If we want to judge the trustworthiness of Scripture, we need to consider its origins. Where did it come from and how did it take the form we commonly think of as “the Bible”?

Who Was Nebuchadnezzar?


Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom stretched across the ancient Near East. It was during his reign that the Babylonians sacked the city of Jerusalem and destroyed the temple. Because of Nebuchadnezzar, the Israelites lost their land, and ended up in exile.


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What Does Bible Gateway Mean to You?


We're hearing from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as: "The moment I awake, I pick up my cell phone and open my Bible Gateway verse of the day. Even if I wake in the very early morning hours, I feel the Lord encouraging me to start with the Word, and Bible Gateway is just a tap away on my cell phone." 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 free Unexpected Online Bible Study with Christine Caine Until Nov. 11


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: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)


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