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Men Who Bring Life and Not Harm: An Interview with Morgan Snyder – Christian Article

Throughout history, why is the story of many men’s lives the theme of being entrusted with power and then using that power to bring harm to themselves and those under their care? What is the biblical way for men to responsibly be in lockstep with God’s kingdom? What is the path of inner transformation that God intends every man to experience? Bible Gateway interviewed Morgan Snyder about his book, Becoming a King: The Path to Restoring the Heart of a…

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Greg’s Top Ten Kindle Deals in Christian Apologetics: Ten Titles from $0.99 to $2.99! – Christian Article

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The Apostles’ Code: The Holy Spirit in You – Christian Article

By O.S. Hawkins One of the saddest verses in the Bible is found in the aftermath of Jesus’ arrest in Gethsemane’s garden. Of the apostles, the Bible simply records, “Then they all forsook him and fled” (Mark 14:50). They had been so bold and boastful of their commitment to him just hours before. But when it came down to the crisis moment, they ran, they went AWOL, and they fled into the darkness when he needed them the most. [Sign…

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Christian Book, Writing a Book, Publish a Book – Christian Article

Tweet Ever wanted to write a Christian book? If so, here’s a step-by-step process for how to write and publish your own Christian book. Writing a Book Writing a book is a process that begins long before you start typing those first sentences. It starts with a little flame inside of you, a flame that grows stronger, day by day. Your creativity, ideas, and imagination will tell you when it’s the right time to start writing your book. If you’re…

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When Escape from Suffering Is Not the Answer: An Interview with K.J. Ramsey – Christian Article

When your prayers for healing haven’t been answered, the fog of depression isn’t lifting, your marriage is ending in divorce, or grief won’t go away, it’s easy to feel you’ve failed God and, worse, he’s failed you. If God loves us, why does he allow us to hurt? Bible Gateway interviewed K.J. Ramsey (@kjramseywrites), author of This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers (Zondervan, 2020). Explain the chronic illness in your life that prompted you to write this…

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13 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read – Christian Article

“What youth sows, old age must reap,” said J.C. Ryle. The teen years are arguably the most important years of a person’s life. Why? Because they’re the training ground for the rest of our lives. This is when we’re forming the habits that will follow us through adulthood, shape our perspective of the world, and influence our identity. J.C. Ryle says, “Youth is the planting time of full age, the molding season in the little space of human life, the…

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Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray Team Up to Look at Jesus – Christian Article

Review: Seeing Jesus from The East: A Fresh Look at History’s Most Influential Person by Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray (Zondervan, 2020) One of the challenges when multiple authors combine to cover a particular topic — especially when the individual chapters were not written collaboratively — is that that there is often nothing which unifies the book as a whole. When I started reading Seeing Jesus From the East, I resigned myself to reading it as a collection of nine…

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March Madness Reading Wand & Bookmark – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Supplies: Instructions: Draw a basketball on one end of the stick.  Add lines to indicate bouncing. Place the bubble sticker over the ball. Kids can use the stick as a reading wand.  When they are ready to stop reading it also makes a great bookmark. Optional: Help kids to add a favorite Bible verse or decorate the stick with their team’s colors. Bible Books Championship Bracket This Bible Books Championship Bracket Chart can be printed on 11 x 17 paper…

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Why Read the Puritans? – Christian Article

As a pastor I am often asked for recommendations on books and specific authors to read. Often, I point people to the Puritans. In fact, I lead a men’s group in our church and we meet for bagels and coffee on Tuesday mornings, and the book we’re currently reading is The Works of George Swinnock Vo. 1. Sometimes people will respond to me by stating that the Puritans are a bit of a challenge to read with their long sentence…

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Meet me in a few? An ongoing relationship with books. – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Brokenhearted. Brain fogged. Exhausted. Anxious. Mid 2014 I found myself in a place I had never been before. I was suffering from severe depression. I had swerved into unknown territory. It was scary and I was embarrassed. How did this happen? I kept working, writing, traveling, trying to be present at home with my family. But there wasn’t room for much else. Seasons like these can last for months and sometimes even years. I wondered when my mind would be…

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PARADISE BOOK SPOT – Brooklyn Lindsey – Youth Ministry Christian Article

The paradise book spot doesn’t exist. I’m sorry if this has also been your lifelong daydream and you weren’t expecting this plot to twist today. I get it. I’ll sit with you while the thought sinks in. I’ve searched most of my reading life for a book spot that delivers. What are the qualities? Remote Breezy Oceanview, Mountainview, Sunset or Sunrise view Minimal Destractions With tea, chilled spritzer, coffee Comfortable Covered with option to be uncovered Low energy Next to…

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Ash Wednesday—Amazing Grace – Bible Gateway Blog – Christian Article

By O.S. Hawkins An unusual event transpires on Ash Wednesday each year. We often see men and women with ashes in the form of a cross on their foreheads. It is a visible reminder that “dust [we] are, and to dust [we] shall return” (Genesis 3:19). It begins for many a period of fasting and self-denial. It is a good reminder that the only way to please God is not by what we do—or refrain from doing—but by accepting his…

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Dare to Pray These Dangerous Prayers: An Interview with Craig Groeschel – Christian Article

Do you ever wonder, “Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?” Do you wish you could see the evidence that prayer changes lives? Are you tired of playing it safe with your faith? Does prayer really move the heart of God? What does it mean to pray boldly and powerfully? What are dangerous prayers? In this Q&A, Craig Groeschel (@craiggroeschel) talks about his book, Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe (Zondervan, 2020). [Read the Bible Gateway…

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Relationships are Purpose Partners: An Interview with Dharius Daniels – Christian Article

What relational model did Jesus use when he selected the 12 disciples? What are the biblical principles that teach how to assess your relationships, define them, discern them, align them, and activate them to unlock their greatest potential? Bible Gateway interviewed Dharius Daniels (@Dhariusdaniels) about his book, Relational Intelligence: The People Skills You Need for the Life of Purpose You Want (Zondervan, 2020). What do you mean when you write, “Your greatest gifts walk into your life on two legs”?…

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My Thoughts on the Book: Resilient – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If you are going to release a new product or idea, then the Children’s Pastors Conference (CPC) is the place to do it. Awana did a wonderful job of introducing Resilient and the new brite* curriculum at CPC20. Having attended CPC20, I was able to get my hands on a copy of the book. The book is a combination of research conducted by Awana over the last several years as well as stories of individual lives used as examples of…

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Think of Yourself as a Saint: An Interview with Addison D. Bevere – Christian Article

The Bible uses the word Christian to describe followers of Jesus a grand total of three times. But there’s another identifier that fills the pages of the New Testament—a word that’s been mistakenly reserved for the halo-wearing elite, losing something profound in the process: saints. Wrapped in this ancient word is a divine invitation to discover who God created you to be and awaken you to the life you were meant to know. Bible Gateway interviewed Addison D. Bevere (@addisonbevere)…

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How Christians Deal with the Loss of Time – Christian Article

This article was created in partnership with InterVarsity Press. It’s true what people say about the passage of time, how the years flow more quickly and frequently the older we get. It’s a strange sensation. I still feel young. At any moment, I can close my eyes and place myself in memories that feel as near as they’ve ever been. I can see myself in the delivery room when my firstborn son was born. I remember the first time I…

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How to Be a Gardener and Ambassador for Christ: An Interview with Gregory Koukl – Christian Article

How do you have a conversation with someone who is intent on proving Christianity wrong and won’t accept the Bible as a source of authority? How can you artfully regain control of discussions, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways, comfortably and graciously maneuvering through the minefields of a challenging dialogue to get people thinking about Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Gregory Koukl (@gregkoukl) about his book, Tactics (2nd Edition): A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions (Zondervan, 2019). [Read…

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My Big, Fat Book List! – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata I love to read. But as much as I love it, my fleshly sinful nature will rear up to divert me from any wholesome activity, even one I love. My eyes tire more quickly too as I’ve gotten older so I struggle against the pull to just watch TV. I motivate myself to maintain this important habit in a number of ways. One of them is doing Tim Challies’ Christian Reading Challenge for 2020. He sets out…

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My 2020 Reading Aspirations – Christian Article

I’m thinking about what I want to read in 2020. Below you’ll find some of my reading aspirations for next year. 1. To read the entire Bible. Before seminary, I often used a Bible reading plan for my personal devotions. This was helpful. Once starting seminary, however, I felt like the Bible reading plan was hurting more than helping (because I was so overwhelmed with everything else I had to read) and so I decided to ditch it. I came…

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My Top 10 Books of 2019 – Christian Article

It’s time once again to share my top ten favorite books of the year. Putting this list together is always fun and hard. It’s fun because I love to read and recommend books; it’s hard because I only get to pick ten, and it’s not always easy to rank them! Nevertheless, this is always one of my favorite posts to put together. Below you will find my top 10 books of 2019. I read them in 2019, although they may…

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The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers: An Interview with Amy Hollingsworth – Christian Article

American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister Fred Rogers died in 2003 but his influence seems to be growing stronger each year. He was known as the creator, composer, producer, head writer, showrunner, and host of the preschool PBS television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001), known for its slow pace and calm manner. What is the spiritual legacy Mr. Rogers left for all of us? Bible Gateway interviewed Amy Hollingsworth (@AmyHollingswrth), author of The Simple Faith of…

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