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Spiritual Lessons from the Human Body: An Interview with Philip Yancey


The marvelous human body holds endlessly fascinating secrets. The resilience of skin, the strength and structure of the bones, the dynamic balance of the muscles—our physical being is knit according to a pattern of stunning purpose. Consider how the human body is a window into biblical teaching. Bible Gateway interviewed Philip Yancey, who, along with the late Dr. Paul Brand, wrote Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God's Image (IVP Books, 2019).


From KKK Terrorist to Follower of Jesus Christ: An Interview with Thomas A. Tarrants


How does reading the Bible change a man from a convicted KKK terrorist to a devoted follower of Jesus Christ? How does the dramatic power of Scripture bring liberation from the grip of racial hatred and violence and cause a man to become co-pastor of a racially mixed church and the president of the C.S. Lewis Institute? Bible Gateway interviewed Thomas A. Tarrants about his book, Consumed by Hate, Redeemed by Love: How a Violent Klansman Became a Champion of Racial Reconciliation (Thomas Nelson, 2019).


Hope Despite Evil


Mass casualties in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio caused by the personification of evil remind us of sin’s devastating and wicked consequences by gunmen bent on extreme violence. And we cry out to God....



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Who Needs God?


Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, authors of Real Relationships: From Bad to Better and Good to Great (Zondervan, 2019), say, "We’ll never find what we’re looking for in human relationships until we first find a transforming and authentic relationship with God...."


Devotional Insights on Courage by Bear Grylls


Adventurer Bear Grylls, author of Soul Fuel: A Daily Devotional (Zonderkidz, 2019), says, "Courage isn’t the absence of fear. Without fear we cannot truly be courageous. To be brave we must first be afraid...."

Bible Translation for Deaf People: An Interview with J.R. Bucklew


For 70 million people worldwide, sign language is the first or only language they know and use daily. As many as 80% of Deaf children in some countries never receive access to formal education. Only 2% of Deaf people have been introduced to the gospel. At least 95% of sign languages have no Bible translation. Bible Gateway interviewed J.R. Bucklew, president of Deaf Bible Society.

Explore the Life of Faith with John Piper Every Day


Here's how to receive free daily insights in your email inbox from renowned pastor and author John Piper that will help you realize what it means to live a life of strong faith.

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What Does the Bible Say About Violence?


Pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, says, “According to the Bible, violence does not begin with standing armies, generational ethnic hatred, longstanding social inequities. Violence is as close to us as our own hearts.”

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The Benefits of Asking For, and Giving, Forgiveness


Kerry and Chris Shook, authors of One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life (WaterBrook, 2011), say, "Confessing the fullness of our hearts can restore a level of peace that our pride, anger, and self-righteousness rob us of."

When You Want to Trust but Life Won’t Let You


Craig Groeschel, author of Hope in the Dark: Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not (Zondervan, 2018), says, "Throughout the Bible, people questioned God’s involvement in their lives. Even Jesus encountered doubters, one of them his own disciple. But there’s one exchange in particular that Jesus had with a spiritual doubter that I’d like us to focus on...."

Preparing for School? Bible Gateway Has Resources for Students


Bible Gateway has free resources that can help students in any stage of life make a smooth and prayerful transition into a new school year.

You Can Still See It: Watch the Free Webcast with Max Lucado on the ChurchSource Channel


View on-demand ChurchSource's free 30-minute webcast 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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