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How to Win the Battle Against Sin: An Interview with David Bowden


Is the way to fight sin to grit your teeth, strengthen your resolve, and rise above the onslaught of temptation? What does the Bible say about breaking the chain of sin and doing what is right instead of what is wrong? In this Facebook Live video with Bible Gateway, David Bowden talks about his book, Rewire Your Heart: Replace Your Desire for Sin with Desire for God (Thomas Nelson, 2018).

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How Many Denominations Are There?: An Interview with Roger E. Olson


What are denominations and why are they important? What's their history, doctrines, and practices? How many are there and why do they exist? Bible Gateway interviewed Roger E. Olson, who, along with Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill, and Craig D. Atwood, is editor of the Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 14th Edition (Abingdon Press, 2018).

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In 2018, Half of Americans Say the Bible is 100% Accurate in All That It Teaches—That’s Up from 47% in 2016 and 43% in 2014


Six in 10 Americans say religious belief is a matter of personal opinion. An increasing majority of Americans deny Jesus has always existed and many say the Holy Spirit is a force rather than a personal being.

See the Scripture Engagement section on Bible Gateway.


See more Bible-related articles in this week’s Bible News Roundup.
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By Grace You Have Been Saved...One Way to Celebrate Reformation Day on Bible Gateway


The days surrounding Reformation Day (Oct. 31) is a great time to remember Bible verses about God's grace and to celebrate the fact that the Bible is so widely available in so many languages.

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See the special resource: 7 Ways to Capture the Reformation Spirit on Bible Gateway.



Daylight Saving Time Ends in USA Nov. 4


Remember to set your clocks back one hour Sunday if Daylight Saving Time applies to you. It's a good time to learn about “Timelining” Scripture: How to Connect the Bible’s Stories Into a Thematic Whole.

Mark your calendar: International Day of the Bible (#BibleCelebration) is Nov. 18, 2018.


The State of the Bible 2018: Technology and Behavior


The use of technology to read the Bible is steadily growing, according to the annual State of the Bible 2018 research—commissioned by American Bible Society and conducted by Barna Group.

Also read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The State of the Bible 2018: Five Types of Bible Readers.

How to Live the Bible — Bible Version Options for a Lifestyle of Reading


In this 44th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz says, “The best Bible translation is the one you actually read. In this article, I explain the different approaches to Bible translation and list some of the most popular versions of the Bible in English sold today....” 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 Church of Outlandish, Outrageous Faith


In this guest Blog post, Grant Skeldon, author of The Passion Generation: The Seemingly Reckless, Definitely Disruptive, but Far from Hopeless Millennials (Zondervan, 2018), says, "A few years ago, some friends and I had the privilege of grabbing lunch with Bob Goff. And by that I mean he put his phone number in the back of his national bestselling book, so I called him. It was one of the coolest experiences because Bob told me something I’m never going to forget...."

Quiz: Frightening Facts in the Bible


Think you know frightening Bible facts that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Have fun taking this quiz to find out. Encourage your family, friends, and social media followers to try their hand at it, too!

Fun in Learning: NIV Adventure Bible Polar Exploration Edition


With over 9 million copies sold, the Adventure Bible is beloved by Christian schools, churches, and families alike. Now, the #1 Bible for kids, including all of its trusted essentials loved by parents, is available in an exciting polar exploration theme!

Billy Graham’s Wrestle with the Bible


November 7, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of Billy Graham's birth. Early in his calling he had doubts about the veracity of the Bible. In his autobiography, Just As I Am, he says, "I had no doubts concerning the deity of Jesus Christ or the validity of the gospel, but was the Bible completely true? If I was not exactly doubtful, I was certainly disturbed."

Be Inspired By Biblical Stories of Gratitude


The Thanksgiving holiday serves as a reminder for us to give thanks to our Creator. Many of us find it easier to focus on aspects of the holiday’s stress. But the Bible has radical advice for anyone who wants to live differently. To help you be a student of gratitude over the course of this season, Bible Gateway offers you the free Give Thanks email devotional.


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NEW: Enter Bible Gateway's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for November


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

Tell Us What Bible Gateway Means to You


We're hearing from many of you during our year-long 25th anniversary celebration, such as: "I just wanted to thank Bible Gateway for all of the wonderful and accessible resources you provide, which have encouraged me to engage in deeper Bible study. Your page options to "check the box" to turn on/off cross referencing and footnotes, as well as the ability to read parallel versions of the Bible, have been so helpful. There's so much more that Bible Gateway has provided in helping with the study of God's Word. Thank you and may God continue to bless your work." Tell us what Bible Gateway means to you—and tell your friends and followers by using the #MyBibleGateway hashtag to communicate the fun!

Spotlight: J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)


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