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#John316Day (3/16) is a Day to Share the Most Famous Verse in the Bible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 14, 2022)—For more than a decade, March 16th (3/16) has been a day for many Christians to share with people around the world the good news declared in the Bible in John 3:16. This year, popular Christian websites and are partnering with the nation’s pastor and The New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado, along with K-LOVE Radio, to encourage Christians to spread the John 3:16 message by simply posting the verse to social media, texting contacts, or sharing the verse in some creative way! []


Sorcery Is One of the Most Searched Bible Terms on Bible Gateway in 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (December 1, 2021)—With nearly 3 million searches per day—more than 2,000 per minute around the clock—being generated by tens of millions of people in more than 200 countries and territories in the last 12 months, search trends on Bible Gateway offer an impression of how people engaged with the Bible in 2021 on the world’s most visited Christian website. []


Join Kathie Lee Gifford in Israel to Learn Bible Stories in a New Way in The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi Online Bible Study Hosted by

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 30, 2021)—Television personality and The New York Times bestselling author, Kathie Lee Gifford, joins with messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel in teaching unexpected Bible lessons on location in Israel by video using the rabbinical way of stitching together Scripture’s often overlooked deep symbolism and tradition. []


After a Year of Unknowns, Get Your Life Back with an Online Bible Study by John Eldredge hosted at

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 28, 2021)—The madness of technology’s increasing speed and the media’s deluge of information is taking our lives hostage, according to The New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge. “My premise is simple,” he says. “The world is nuts. It’s gone off the rails and is trying to take our hearts and souls with it.” []


Leading Up to Easter: What You Don’t Know About the New Testament Will Surprise You

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (February 24, 2021)—Bible scholars N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird say the New Testament is filled with startling and unforeseen twists. According to Wright, “When we see Jesus announcing the kingdom of God saying the time is fulfilled, this is the time for God to become King, we also see Jesus doing all kinds of things like healing people and celebrating with all the ‘wrong’ kinds of folk, and then explaining that this is what it looks like when God becomes King. It is not what people expected.” []


Bestselling Author Max Lucado Hosts First Ever Online Reading Club Starting January 25

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (January 14, 2021)—Award-winning and bestselling author Max Lucado, who has over 140 million products in print, is inviting people internationally to start 2021 afresh, abandoning fear, worry, and hopelessness from the crises of 2020 and looking forward to personal restoration and renewal in the new year. []


The 4 Main Themes People Engaged With the Bible in 2020 on Bible Gateway

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (December 1, 2020)—Critical news events of 2020 corresponded with extreme spikes in keyword/keyphrase searches of the Bible over 2019 on Bible Gateway—the world’s most visited Christian website—and can be grouped into the four main themes of social, pandemic, political, and end times. []


Former Atheist Makes the Case for Christmas; Bible Gateway Hosts Free Online Bible Study with Lee Strobel Starting November 30

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (November 9, 2020)—Award-winning former legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and former atheist, Lee Strobel, uses his legal and journalism training to investigate whether the account of the birth and divinity of Jesus is logically and historically credible, in the free Case for Christmas Online Bible Study November 30, 2020–January 1, 2021, sponsored by Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world. Free registration for the event is at []


Bible Study by Dr. David Jeremiah Starting November 9

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (October 28, 2020)—The year 2020 has been packed with anxiety producing challenges and hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and more; and it’s not over yet. Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, is sponsoring the free Overcomer Online Bible Study with pastor, author, and broadcaster Dr. David Jeremiah November 9–December 25, 2020 to help end 2020 with the overcoming victory that comes from putting on the armor of God. Free registration for the event is at []


Conquer Bible Confusion with Bible Gateway’s Free Online Bible Study

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 9, 2020)—According to a 2020 LifeWay Research study, 57% of Protestant churchgoers say they find it challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own. To help bring scriptural clarity out of that confusion, Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, is sponsoring the free 30 Days to Understanding the Bible Online Bible Study with pastor and author Max Anders September 14–October 30, 2020. Free registration for the event is at []


Prepare for Easter: Virtually Travel to Israel Free with Bestselling Author Ray Vander Laan in Bible Gateway Online Bible Study

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 9, 2020)—Advances in archaeology science are allowing archaeologists in Israel to continually find ancient mosaics, altars, temples, and villages that corroborate and clarify the stories of the Bible. Using research of top scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, and biblical study, historian and bestselling author Ray Vander Laan has guided more than 10,000 people on in-depth study tours of the Holy Land. Beginning March 9, 2020, the most visited Christian website in the world, Bible Gateway, is hosting The Path to the Cross Online Bible Study with Ray Vander Laan, the web-based video course free for five weeks only—culminating Easter Sunday—filmed on location in Qumran, Machaerus, En Gedi, Jerusalem, and Gethsemane. []


This is the Most Popular Verse In 2 Billion Pageviews During 2018 on Bible Gateway

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (December 10, 2018)—Out of more than 2 billion pageviews conducted by visitors to Bible Gateway during 2018, the most popular verse for the year was Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This verse ranked second in 2016 to John 3:16. []


On 25th Anniversary, Bible Gateway Has Been Viewed More Than 14 Billion Times

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 1, 2018)—Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the world’s most visited Christian website, Bible Gateway has been viewed more than 14 billion times by people using more than one billion devices. []


Bible Gateway Now Offers Evangelical Heritage Version® (EHV®) New Testament and Psalms for Digital Reading

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (November 21, 2017)— The Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) Bible translation is now available for reading online and is downloadable in the award-winning free Bible Gateway App for tablets and smartphones. []


The Passion Translation® New Testament Now On Bible Gateway

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (October 30, 2017)— BroadStreet Publishing is launching the New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs in its bestselling Bible translation, The Passion Translation (TPT)®—which has sold over one million individual books—on October 31, 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the same day that The Passion Translation is available to be read on Bible Gateway []


Bible Gateway Adds New Matthew Bible to Its Extensive Online Bible Translation Collection

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 29, 2017)— The world’s most visited Christian website, Bible Gateway, has now added one more Bible to its online collection of over 200 freely available Bible versions: the New Matthew Bible []


In Time for World Emoji Day July 17, Use Emoji to Search the Bible on Bible Gateway

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 13, 2016)— Bible Gateway, the Internet’s most visited Christian website, is now providing its millions of visitors the ability to use more than 330 emoji in keyword searches to find their favorite Bible verses and passages in more than 50 English Bible versions []


Bible Gateway Launches Bible Gateway Plus

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (February 18, 2016)—A separate membership service that provides a banner ad-free experience for Bible Gateway users and instant access to digital Bible study books []


Bible Gateway Partners with Taylor University to Establish Scripture Engagement Catalyst

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (February 2, 2015)—A collaboration of evangelical scholarship with global reach to accelerate biblical practice []


Bible Gateway Adds New American Bible Revised Edition to Its Extensive Bible Translation Collection

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 14, 2014)—The NABRE is most commonly used among English-speaking Catholics in the United States []


Bible Gateway, World’s Most Visited Christian Website, Revamps Its Site to be More Personal

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 2, 2014)—The streamlined design is easier to navigate []


Bible Gateway Now Offering Daily Meditations from Beloved Author C. S. Lewis

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 23, 2013)—Content is taken from eight of Lewis' most famous books []


Bible Gateway Launches “The Plan,” a New Devotional Tracking the Promises of the Bible

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 6, 2013)—It’s focus is on prophecy with color-coded text []


Bible Gateway Hears ‘The Voice’!

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (February 13, 2013)—Thomas Nelson’s newest Bible translation is now offered for free on []


Bible Gateway Now Offering the NRSV Bible Translation to Millions!

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (November 26, 2012)—New relationship with the NCC will bring Scripture translations to a new audience []


Bible Gateway, The World’s Largest Christian Website, Announces Free iPad and iPhone Mobile Apps

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 5, 2012)—This announcement marks an historic event for Bible Gateway’s 10 million unique monthly visitors, providing more convenient access to the many Bible translations and Bible study resources offered on the website []


Bible Gateway Announces Deal-of-the-Week Program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 4, 2012)—Offered through The Bible Gateway Store, the program gives Bible Gateway visitors access to exclusive deals on Christian merchandise including discounted book bundles []


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