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Hand-Painted Bible Covers: NIV Artisan Collection Bibles


The NIV Artisan Collection Bible (Zondervan, 2019)—set of four—is the only NIV Bible with a printed hand-painted cover depicting brightly-shaded floral designs. When the Bible is opened, art appears on the page edges. When the Bible is closed, the image vanishes into a shimmery foil gilding. Bible Gateway interviewed the artist, Edna Marie Esparra.

ENTER TO POSSIBLY WIN the unique one-of-a-kind ORIGINAL hand-painted COVER of the NIV Artisan Collection Bible! One winner will be selected at random. One entry per person; legal residents of the USA 18 years of age and older. Entry period: April 30, 2019 – May 30, 2019.


NRSV: How a Close Scripture Reading Informs Social Action


In this video, Dr. R. Patrick Smith, associate research professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics, Duke Divinity School, speaks about the two greatest commandments in Matthew 22:37-40 and the Parable of the Good Samaritan.




The season of Easter runs until Pentecost Sunday, June 9.. Browse the Easter Resources section in the Bible Gateway Store.

The USA National Day of Prayer was May 2.. Browse the Prayer Resources section in the Bible Gateway Store.

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


BLOG SERIES: John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Joseph – Give Up? or Go On!


This leadership study in the life of Joseph – the 12th 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.


Steps Toward Wholeness and Healing


Christine Caine, author of Undaunted: Daring to Do What God Calls You to Do (Zondervan, 2019), says, "God cherishes us in our brokenness, but he’ll never leave us there. He sends people to notice us and show us his unconditional love. And then, as he heals us, he uses us to touch others...."

Video: The Joy of Spring Renewal


God's steadfast faithfulness is seen year after year—since time began—when the earth is renewed from its winter dormancy and springs forth with bluer skies and greener fields. Watch this beautiful spring video on the Bible Gateway Blog.

How to Live the Bible — Real Life and the Psalms


In this 59th lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, asks, “How should we read the Psalms with understanding? For one thing, we should read slowly and deliberately in order to take in the sights and sounds, taste, touch, and smell in which the truth of God is contained....” 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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5 Compelling Prayers in the Bible


In his book Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? (Zondervan, 2010), bestselling author Philip Yancey says, “The main purpose of prayer is not to make life easier, nor to gain magical powers, but to know God.” When you don’t know what to say to God, look to Scripture for prayerful insight, such as these verses.

Watch the Free Webcast with O.S. Hawkins May 14 on the ChurchSource Channel


Register now for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast May 14 at 3pm EDT with O.S. Hawkins, author of The Nehemiah Code: It's Never Too Late for a New Beginning (Thomas Nelson, 2018). The topic will be: How To Rebuild Lives and Churches—key biblical principles from the book of Nehemiah. Get free downloads for signing up! Can’t make it? Sign up anyway and you'll be sent the recording after it's over.


Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Nehemiah Code: An Interview with O. S. Hawkins.

Christian Book Award® Winners Announced for 2019


The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association has announced the winners in 12 categorie for the 2019 Christian Book Award® program. See the Bible-related winners in this Bible Gateway Blog post.

BEGINNING MAY 6: You're Invited to the Free Unwavering: Living With Defiant Joy Online Bible Study


In this free 6-session video Bible study beginning May 6, Stasi Eldredge, author of Defiant Joy: Taking Hold of Hope, Beauty, and Life in a Hurting World, invites you to actively participate with God to increase the joy in your life and become a woman who maintains a posture of holy defiance and who dares to live with expectant hope! Sign up NOW for the study and get the schedule, free downloads, and all the great bonuses!

Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, How to Have Joy No Matter What: An Interview with Stasi Eldredge.

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