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How to Have Joy No Matter What: An Interview with Stasi Eldredge


When life's circumstances take you on an emotional roller coaster ride, how do you obey the Bible’s call to "be joyful always" when it sounds almost crazy—and out of reach. Bible Gateway interviewed Stasi Eldredge about her book, Defiant Joy: Taking Hold of Hope, Beauty, and Life in a Hurting World (Thomas Nelson, 2018).

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How Jonah’s Story Fits the 21st Century: An Interview with Anthony Carter


How is the ancient story of Jonah the prophet a microcosm of the human story in the 21st century? How does the prophet's rebellious spirit and his resulting circumstances demonstrate the surprising and unstoppable grace of God? Bible Gateway interviewed Anthony Carter about his book, Running from Mercy: Jonah and the Surprising Story of God's Unstoppable Grace (B&H Books, 2018).

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Enter to Possibly Win a Copy of The One Hour Bible


Five winners will be selected at random. One entry per person; legal residents of the USA 18 years of age and older. Entry period: October 11, 2018 (8:00 am ET) – November 11, 2018 (11:59 pm ET).

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See more Bible-related articles in this week’s Bible News Roundup.
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The Believer’s Bible Commentary, Newest Addition to Bible Gateway Plus


There's a brand-new title in the Bible Gateway Plus library—the Believer's Bible Commentary (Thomas Nelson). This commentary tackles difficult passages head-on using a balanced approach. It offers a concise, yet thorough set of passage notes that cover every verse of the Bible, which you can open in Bible Gateway right alongside the passages you’re reading (see how Bible Gateway Plus works here).


How to Live the Bible — How Will Our Lives Be Better If We Understand the Bible?


In this 42nd lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “It's possible to own a Bible, carry a Bible, read the Bible, listen to Bible teachings and sermons, and neglect working to understand what the Bible actually means. It's worth everything to understand the Bible better....” 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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God, Why Aren’t You Doing Something?


In this guest Blog post, Craig Groeschel, author of Hope in the Dark: Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not (Zondervan, 2018), says, "When we’re suffering, ranting and raving about all the unfairness of life, we would do well to remember there’s so much more going on than we can see or understand from our limited perspective. We’re seeing only a tiny sliver of a much bigger story, perhaps only one sentence or one paragraph on just a single page...."

Quiz: Do You Know the Sounds of the Bible?


When you read the Bible what do you hear? Can you identify the sounds in specific Bible passages? Take this brief 6-question Bible quiz to find out and share with your friends!

6 Spiritual Disciplines Practiced by the Apostle Paul


Paul was human and vulnerable to failure whenever he took his eyes off Jesus Christ. In order to guard against failure, Paul employed several spiritual disciplines that are models for us.

Angels in the Bible: What Do We Actually Know About Them?


For centuries, artists have portrayed angels as beautiful humans with wings and glowing light, complete with halos, harps, and flowing white gowns (or perfectly sculpted bodies). But is that really what angels look like?


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Get Ready for Christmas: Enter Bible Gateway's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for October


Enter every month! This month enter for your chance to win this PACKAGE OF BIBLES for the enjoyment of your family members. One winner will receive one copy each (for a total of 4 Bibles) of Life Application Study Bibles in the NLT translation: for Boys, Girls, Teens, and the Updated Edition, all published by Tyndale House and having a suggested retail combined value of $124.96. One winner will be selected at random.

What Does Bible Gateway Mean to You?


We're hearing from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as: "The thing I like best about Bible Gateway is the simple way to navigate to find what I need." 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: International Children’s Bible (ICB)


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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