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Why Is It Important to Be Present Here and Now?: An Interview with Kate Merrick


Does life seem to be passing you by? Are you so busy that you’ve become disconnected from your actual life? The one you're living right here, right now? How can we stop neglecting the lives we’re living today and instead intentionally walk in the peace and fullness God offers moment to moment? Bible Gateway interviewed Kate Merrick about her book, Here, Now: Unearthing Peace and Presence in an Overconnected World (Thomas Nelson, 2019).

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Can We Trust the Gospels?: An Interview with Peter J. Williams


Why does the Bible have four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—that each tell about the life of Jesus? How reliable are they? How were the accounts handed down throughout history? What are the answers to skeptics who say the Gospels are merely historical fiction and were simply created to fit existing messianic prophecies? Bible Gateway interviewed Peter J. Williams about his book, Can We Trust the Gospels? (Crossway, 2018).

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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: Deborah – Let God Do the Unexpected


This leadership study in the life of Jonah – the eighth 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.



When Trusting Jesus Means Stepping Out into Unknown Waters


Singer-songwriter, worship leader, and founding member of the global worship movement Jesus Culture, Kim Walker Smith, author of Brave Surrender: Let God’s Love Rewrite Your Story (Zondervan, 2019), says, "I saw others in my circle of friends who felt they were supposed to do something different but allowed fear to keep them standing still. As I talked to Jesus about it, I began to hear his still small voice whispering to my heart, 'Step out. You can trust me'...."

New Additions to Bible Gateway Plus in Time for Easter


Bible Gateway has recently added four study Bibles and commentaries to its already extensive resource library, Bible Gateway Plus. Those additions are:
How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens
The NIV Application Commentary for the book of Mark
The NIV Application Commentary for the book of Proverbs
The NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

How to Live the Bible — Greater Love


In this 57th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, says, “Our one real chance at loving others is if we fully receive the love of God for us and let it change our entire perspective on our relationships with others....” 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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We are in the season of Lent. Browse the Lenten Resources section in the Bible Gateway Store.

Mother's Day is May 12. Browse the Gifts for Mothers section in the Bible Gateway Store.

Christ Calls You to Be a Light in a Dark World


The Bible is filled with statements about the kind of people God’s followers are to be and how we're to daily conduct ourselves. Even when no one is watching. Sign up for Who Christ Calls You To Be, a 5-day free email devotional to help you shine your light.

What Does the Bible Say About Fools?


April Fools Day was this past week. The Bible says folly is wrongheadedness; it's the opposite of wisdom. It has to do with practical insights into the nature of things that lead to success or failure in life.

Watch the Free Webcast with Rob Cowles & Matt Roberts This Tuesday on the ChurchSource Channel


Register for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast April 9 at 3pm EST with Rob Cowles & Matt Roberts, authors of The God of New Beginnings: How the Power of Relationship Brings Hope and Redeems Lives (Thomas Nelson, 2018). The topic will be: How The Power of Relationship Brings Hope and Redeems Lives. Get free downloads for signing up! Can’t make it? Sign up anyway and you'll be sent the recording after it's over.

Bible-Related Finalists Chosen for 2019 Christian Book Awards


The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association has selected 64 finalists in 12 categories—including Bibles, Bible Reference Works, and Bible Study—for its 2019 Christian Book Award® program.

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).

Easter Inspirational Videos from Each of the 4 Gospels


We're currently in the season of Lent. The season of Easter will begin Easter Day and will last 50 days until the Day of Pentecost. Listen to and watch these inspirational videos of the Easter account from all four Gospels in the King James Version (KJV).


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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: “It’s just fascinating how much Bible Gateway satisfies my Scripture needs in so many ways and areas of 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 Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)


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