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The Old Testament in Seven Sentences: An Interview with Christopher J.H. Wright


Do you think the Old Testament is confusing, out of date, and essentially replaced by the New Testament? What if you could capture in a few sentences its grand narrative that reveals God's work, his purposes, and his wisdom, and understand how the Old Testament Scriptures prepared for the identity and mission of Jesus as Messiah, Savior, and Lord? Bible Gateway interviewed Christopher J.H. Wright about his book, The Old Testament in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic (IVP Academic, 2019).


How to Be a Peacemaker: An Interview with P. Brian Noble


What does it mean to be not only a peacekeeper, but a peacemaker? How can peace be achieved when conflict is inevitable? How do we find peace without ignoring our problems? How do we pursue unity without compromising on our principles? Bible Gateway interviewed P. Brian Noble about his book, The Path of a Peacemaker: Your Biblical Guide to Healthy Relationships, Conflict Resolution, and a Life of Peace (Baker Books, 2019).


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The Significance of Shepherds and Sheep in the Bible


Margaret Feinberg, author of Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey (Zondervan, 2019), says, "Shepherds and sheep are not merely token characters in a handful of stories in the Bible. They're integral to the stories of God...."


Devotional Insights on Risk by Bear Grylls


Adventurer Bear Grylls, author of Soul Fuel: A Daily Devotional (Zondervan, 2019), says, "Life is so inherently full of risk that if we never train to deal with it we become woefully ill-prepared to deal with life...."

Bible Reflections: The Taming of the Tongue


Scripture is clear that God holds us accountable for our words. They are not taken lightly, and this theme appears again and again throughout the Bible....

The New English Translation (NET) Bible Available in Print with 60,000 Translators’ Notes


The Bible translation that explains itself in more than 60,000 translators’ notes offering unprecedented transparency is now about to be released in multiple printed editions. Thomas Nelson Bibles is partnering with Bible.org/Biblical Studies Press to publish New English Translation Bible (NET) Full-Notes print editions that will be available October 1, 2019.

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What Did Jesus Say About Violence?


Pastor and author Dr. Mel Lawrenz, says, “Jesus models the power of non-violence and encourages us to live bravely in the face of violence....”

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Revolutionize Your Bible Study by Tracing Themes Through Scripture


If you’re exasperated with Bible studies that haphazardly pick arbitrary passages to draw vague applications for your life, Zondervan’s free Bible study, Trace the Themes, is exactly what you’re waiting for.

The Delicate Balance Necessary for Building the Kingdom of God


Justin Zoradi, author of Made for These Times: A Start-Up Guide to Calling, Character, and Work That Matters (Thomas Nelson, 2018), says, "We humans are God’s secret weapon. We’re the least credible allies, woefully unprepared and prone to fear, desertion, and trite insecurities. But God chooses us anyway...."

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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