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The Joy of Bible Study Is Seeing Your Life Changed: An Interview with Warren Wiersbe


Long time radio Bible teacher and author Dr. Warren Wiersbe is well known around the world for his comforting voice and warm personal approach to studying the Bible. Whether through his bestselling "BE Series" commentaries or his popular "Back to the Bible" radio ministry, Dr. Wiersbe has guided millions into a life-transforming encounter with God’s Word. In this Q&A, Warren Wiersbe, general editor of The Wiersbe Study Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2019), shares his love of the New King James Version (NKJV) Bible translation and how this study Bible offers in-depth reflections on scriptural themes to encourage the spiritual journey of its readers.

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Mere Discipleship: An Interview with Alister McGrath


How should Christian discipleship affect the way you think, imagine, and act? How can you best hold on to hope while journeying through darkness and live meaningfully in a world in which things don't always seem to make sense? Bible Gateway interviewed Oxford professor Dr. Alister McGrath about his book, Mere Discipleship: Growing in Wisdom and Hope (Baker Books, 2019).

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Zonderkidz and Bible Gateway Easter Sweepstakes


Enter for a chance to win five colorful books from Zonderkidz your children will love, including The Jesus Storybook Bible (Zonderkidz, 2006) and which will teach them about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Jesus Storybook Bible: An Interview with Sally Lloyd-Jones.


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BLOG SERIES: John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Jonah – Lessons from a Pouting Prophet


This leadership study in the life of Jonah – the seventh in the weekly series on the Bible Gateway Blog – is one of the 120 “Profiles in Leadership” lessons in The Maxwell Leadership Bible / Third Edition.



Preparing for the Promise


Now for the first time, the former co-stars of TLC’s hit show Little People, Big World share their imperfect, resilient, and inspiring love story in their book, A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively, Date Intentionally, and Love Faithfully (Zondervan, 2019). Audrey Roloff says, "We were committed to preparing more for our marriage than our wedding...."

VIDEO BLOG SERIES: Sacred Pace – 4 Steps to Discerning God’s Will in Your Decisions / Step 4 – Get Neutral


In this final installment, Terry Looper, author of Sacred Pace: Four Steps to Hearing God and Aligning Yourself with His Will (W Publishing, 2019), says, "The decision to slow your pace until the most subtle desires of your flesh have been graciously neutralized is what perfectly positions you to receive the answers to your prayers: the gift of God’s will!" Discover a slower, more mindful way of making decisions that will help you sift through your motives and priorities until you want God’s will most of all.

How to Live the Bible — Rescued


In this 56th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, says, “At the center of the Bible’s message is the truth that God has rescued us, because we could not rescue ourselves....” 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 Uses Grace in Surprising Ways


This article from the new English Standard Version (ESV) edition of The Jesus Bible (Zondervan, 2019), says grace turns the natural order of things on its head. Time and again throughout the book of Genesis, the headlines to these narratives seemed shocking to their original audience. God seeks to restore worshipers to himself by graciously pouring out his favor upon them.

Bible Gateway's Visual Verse of the Day Is Now in the King James Version (KJV)


You can now receive verse memes in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible! We’ve identified the most popular Bible verses people from all over the world search for and read on Bible Gateway and designed them into visually colorful and inspirational images delivered free to your email inbox.

Watch the Free Webcast with Steve Cuss This Tuesday on the ChurchSource Channel


Register for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast April 2 at 3pm EST with Steve Cuss, author of Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs (Thomas Nelson, 2019). The topic will be: Practical advice to help you move from being managed by anxiety to managing anxiety. Get free downloads for signing up! Can’t make it? Sign up anyway and you'll be sent the recording after it's over.

Horror Movie ‘Us’ Sparks Interest in the Bible


The horror movie, ‘Us,’ never quotes, but refers to, the Bible verse Jeremiah 11:11. Moviegoers hunting online to discover what it says resulted in a 3,828% increase in search results for the verse on Bible Gateway over what it normally is.

Why Satan’s Temptation of Jesus Failed


When Satan confronted Jesus with temptation in the desert, he had to appeal to Jesus and then wait for Jesus’ response. Rather than speak on his own behalf, Jesus used the Scriptures to respond to Satan. Read more about this from Dallas Willard, author of Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23 (Thomas Nelson, 2019).

Last Year Easter was On April Fool’s Day But the Resurrection is No Joke


In this 3-minute video, Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Zondervan, 2016) quickly summarizes the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus.


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What You’ve Told Us


Our year-long 25th anniversary celebration ended with 2018 and now we're starting our next 25 years! We've enjoyed hearing what Bible Gateway means to you. Here's an example from a Bible Gateway enthusiast: “I use the verse of the day everyday as a part of my morning devotional. I also use Bible Gateway tools and references as a part of my Bible Study.”

You're Invited to the Six Hours One Friday Online Bible Study


In the new Six Hours One Friday Online Bible Study, Max Lucado delves into the meaning of Jesus' last hours on the cross. Through his death, your life has purpose and meaning. And the empty tomb proclaims that death does not have the final word. Sign up for the study now and get free access to 4 teaching videos with Max, free access to two Facebook Live Community events with Max, free downloads of the first 2 chapters of Six Hours One Friday: Living in the Power of the Cross to get started, and free beautiful printable art of John 3:16.

Read the Bible Gateway Blog posts, Hope for the Hopeless: An Interview with Max Lucado and Anxious for Nothing: An Interview with Max Lucado.

Spotlight: New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA)


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