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How to Overcome Anxiety and Depression: An Interview with J.P. Moreland


Nearly 20% of Americans suffer from mental illness—including anxiety and depression—according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and people in church pews are not immune. Because prominent philosopher, author, and professor J.P. Moreland experienced it himself, he has now explored the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, and has discovered sound sources of information, treatment, and recovery. Bible Gateway interviewed J.P. Moreland about his book, Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace (Zondervan, 2019).


Braving the Storms of Life: An Interview with Randy Travis


From a working-class background in North Carolina to being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million albums in both country and gospel music. This seemingly charmed life began a downward spiral in 2009: his marriage dissolved, he discovered that his finances had unraveled, and his struggles with anger led to alcohol abuse, public embarrassment, and even police arrest in 2012. Then, just as he was putting his life back together, Randy suffered a devastating viral cardiomyopathy that led to a massive stroke which he was not expected to survive. Bible Gateway interviewed Randy Travis about his book, Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life (Thomas Nelson, 2019).


NRSV: Cultivating Bible Reading Habits


In this brief video, Dr. Will Willimon, professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School, tells why developing a habit of reading the Bible is important.




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BLOG SERIES: John Maxwell Profiles in Leadership: Joseph – Get the Right Attitude


This leadership study in the life of Joseph – the 13th 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.


You Can Always Use One More Translation, or Why I Read the NIVNKJVESVNLTNASBMSGKJVCSBNET Bible


The English-speaking world is blessed to have a plethora of reliable and readable Bible translations from which to choose. Partake of the translation feast God has set before us. There is so much to be gained....

How to Foster Real Accountability


Ruth Soukup, author of Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love (Zondervan, 2019), asks, "How do you foster real accountability? It starts by finding at least one trustworthy person who can provide the support you’re looking for and who is open to receiving that same sort of accountability and support in return...."

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The Perfect Graduation Gift (It Can be Hard to Find!)


The challenge is to find a meaningful graduation gift that's genuinely appreciated. Here are several suggestions, including a money bouquet or using a $10 bill as a bookmark in a new Bible.

How to Live the Bible — Image Is Everything


In this 61st lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, says, “Morality is not weakness, but an exuberant shout. Morality is not narrow-mindedness, but big-heartedness. It is not a club to beat you up or to be used by you to beat others up. It is, instead, freedom....” 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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An Introduction to the Newest Additions to Bible Gateway Plus


Three Bible study resources are now part of the Bible Gateway Plus membership service: The NKJV Maxwell Leadership Bible, NIV Storyline Bible, and NIV Application Commentary for the book of Acts.

Watch the Free Webcast with Pete Scazzero May 28 on the ChurchSource Channel


Register now for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast May 28 at 3pm EDT with Pete Scazzero, author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (Zondervan, 2017). The topic will be: Building an Emotionally Healthy Church Culture—unveiling what's wrong with the current definition of "spiritual growth." 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 posts, How to Achieve Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: An Interview with Peter Scazzero and The Emotionally Healthy Leader: An Interview with Peter Scazzero.

Join the FREE Unwavering: Living With Defiant Joy Online Bible Study


In this free 6-session video Bible study from now until June 16, 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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