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Get to the Core of the Bible: An Interview with Mark E. Moore


Is there a way to strengthen your spiritual core in a similar manner to exercising your physical core which results in a strong and stable midsection, better balance, improved posture, and reduction in back pain? Can a few minutes a day tactically reading the Bible help you master the core of Scripture? Bible Gateway interviewed Mark E. Moore about his book, Core 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year (WaterBrook, 2019).


How Jesus Modeled Change: An Interview with Hal Donaldson


Do you observe a need to instigate a change in your immediate environment but are unsure how to move beyond pity, helplessness, and outrage? Do you wonder what one person can really do to enact the profound change the world needs? Bible Gateway interviewed Hal Donaldson, who, along with Kirk Noonan and Linsay Donaldson, is the author of Disruptive Compassion: Becoming the Revolutionary You Were Born to Be (Zondervan, 2019).


Spiritual Maturity: Align Your Mind, Heart, and Will with God


Watch this free 5-part Bible Gateway Blog video series on the topic of Spiritual Maturity by Kevin Myers, author of Grown-Up Faith: The Big Picture for a Bigger Life (Thomas Nelson, 2019).



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How God Orchestrated My Big Break


Multi Grammy-Award winning musician Rudy Pérez, author of The Latin Hit Maker: My Journey from Cuban Refugee to World-Renowned Record Producer and Songwriter (Zondervan, 2019), says, "What may seem like insignificant events or strange plot twists in life, when placed in the hands of God, can become life-changing turning points...."


A Day in the Life of Bible Translators


Meet Jock and Katy Hughes with Wycliffe Bible Translators. In 1984 they traveled to Indonesia to begin translating the Bible for the Aru People. In this video, the Hughes take us on a tour of what it’s really like to work in the world of Bible translation.

Read the Bible in a New Configuration


The traditional configuration of the Books of the Bible has its roots in scrolls, arranged in a variety of ways depending on the type of reading experience desired. Read this Bible Gateway Blog post to see how to get back to those ancient roots when reading Scripture.

The One Thing Christians Dare Not Abandon


John S. Dickerson, author of Hope of Nations: Standing Strong in a Post-Truth, Post-Christian World (Zondervan, 2018), says, "The foundational rupture in the tectonic plates of Western civilization is the breakage along the fault line of truth. The very concept of truth as we have known and inherited it is a Judeo-Christian concept rooted in the Bible...."

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


In this lesson on how to live the Bible, pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, says, “For the serious believer, the best thing is to have and read different Bible translations for devotional reading, but especially in studying the Bible or preparing to teach it.” 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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Quiz: What Does the Bible Say About the Sun, Moon, and Stars?


Learn what the Bible says about the majesty of God as declared by his heavenly creations, and then take a fun quiz to see how well you know your Bible."

A Free Devotional About Staying Strong in Christian Persecution


Sign up to receive Standing Strong Through the Storm, the free daily email devotional by Open Doors that highlights true stories about believers who held to their faith even in the face of suffering.

How Eating the Wrong Thing Wrecked Everything


Ann Spangler, author of Less Than Perfect: Broken Men and Women of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them (Zondervan, 2018), says, "Adam and Eve are inseparable. Two innocents in paradise, they are content to explore the length and breadth of their garden home, dangling their feet in its cool refreshing streams as they feast on peaches, pears, pomegranates, figs, dates, melons, almonds, olives, honey, and more. But then...."

Watch the Free Webcast August 6 with Max Lucado on the ChurchSource Channel


Register now for ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast Tuesday, August 6, at 3:00 pm ET with pastor Max Lucado, author of How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations (Thomas Nelson, 2019). The topic is: How to be a Giver of Happiness.


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

Join the FREE It's Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study


Plan now to join this free 6-session online video Bible study August 19-September 29. Lysa TerKeurst, author of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered, offers fresh biblical insight to get you through painful situations and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity.


Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, When You’re Disappointed, Disillusioned, and Wondering About the Reality of God’s Goodness: An Interview with Lysa TerKeurst.

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