How the Book of Psalms Is Like No Other Biblical Book

How the Book of Psalms Is Like No Other Biblical Book
Read the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible translation on Bible Gateway Read the book of Psalms (ESV) on Bible Gateway The Psalms are the only extended portion of Scripture written directly to God as a collection of heartfelt prayers. As such, the layout of the Psalms provides the reader with a wonderful platform for meditation ...

Easter Inspirational Video from the Gospel of Mark

Easter Inspirational Video from the Gospel of Mark
The season of Easter began Easter Day and lasts 50 days until the Day of Pentecost. Listen to and watch this inspirational video of the Easter account from the Gospel of Mark : You can read the story of Easter in Mark 16:1-8 (NIV) (as well as in the other three Gospels). Here’s Mark’s account: ...

4-Year-Old Recites ABCs Using Bible Verses

4-Year-Old Recites ABCs Using Bible Verses
A four-year-old boy from Tyler, Texas is an Internet sensation after his video recitation of the alphabet using Bible verses went viral. Here’s the full story as recounted by his father, Taylor Hemness (@taylorhemness ) : Last spring, our youth minister at Glenwood Church of Christ in Tyler, Texas, challenged families to learn a Bible ...

Video: Christmas with The Jesus Storybook Bible

Video: Christmas with The Jesus Storybook Bible
Christmas is a great time for adults to read to children about the birth of Jesus. For your Christmas enjoyment, below are two videos with British actor David Suchet reading about the Nativity from the award-winning Jesus Storybook Bible (Zonderkidz, 2007). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Jesus Storybook Bible Reaches Two Million Copies ...

Live Discussion This Morning: Bible Reading is Broken, and it’s Not Your Fault!

Live Discussion This Morning: Bible Reading is Broken, and it’s Not Your Fault!
Update: The live discussion is now complete, and you can watch it here . Join us at 11am EST today on Facebook for a special live discussion with the Institute for Bible Reading! We’ll discuss the challenges of reading and understanding the Bible—and some very good news: Bible reading doesn’t have to be so hard! ...

Tune In Dec. 7, 11 am EST for Facebook Live with Institute for Bible Reading

Tune In Dec. 7, 11 am EST for Facebook Live with Institute for Bible Reading
The Institute for Bible Reading (IFBR) (@Read_Well ) exists to provide tools and frameworks that fundamentally change the way people read the Bible so it can achieve its mission and become the story that defines abundant living. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Learning to Read the Bible Well: An Interview with Glenn Paauw ] ...

“Storying” Scripture: Don’t Just Read Bible Stories—Speak and Listen to Them!

“Storying” Scripture: Don’t Just Read Bible Stories—Speak and Listen to Them!
Last week, we shared a video about “timelining” Scripture —the practice of organizing the diverse stories of the Bible into a larger narrative to make it easier to see how they all fit together. Did you have a chance to try it out? If not, take a few minutes to watch the video to see ...

“Timelining” Scripture: How to Connect the Bible’s Stories Into a Thematic Whole

“Timelining” Scripture: How to Connect the Bible’s Stories Into a Thematic Whole
Stories are important! We all tell stories to express ourselves to others and learn what it means to be human. And it’s therefore no surprise that the Bible is full of stories—God uses stories to reveal himself to us in ways we can understand and relate to. But sometimes, it’s not clear how all of ...

International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Nov. 6 & 13, 2016

International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Nov. 6 & 13, 2016
[See the Bible Gateway Blog post, International Day(s) of Prayer for the Persecuted Church ] [See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution.] This year marks the 20th anniversary of the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP ), a time set apart to remember millions of Christians ...

Biblical Themes in Ben-Hur

Biblical Themes in Ben-Hur
The major motion picture Ben-Hur is now in theaters. A remake of the 1959 classic, Ben-Hur tells the story of two brothers who become mortal enemies until a chance encounter with Jesus of Nazareth leads them to healing. Ben-Hur depicts universal Christian themes of love, forgiveness, justice, and redemption. Here are a few scenes from ...