Video Story: Immersed in God’s Word in Community

When Elizabeth first heard about her church’s initiative to read the whole Bible together in community, she was hesitant. But she discovered in the process how amazing the love of Jesus truly is for the outcast, and it changed everything for her. Watch Elizabeth’s story here. All across America, Bible book clubs are forming to […]

An Ezra Moment: Returning to Our Story during COVID-19

By Paul Caminiti, Institute for Bible Reading Around 538 BC, the nation of Israel limped home. After seventy years of Babylonian captivity, they returned to Judah to find Jerusalem in ruins. The wall was torn down, the gates were destroyed, and the Temple was little more than a pile of rubble. Nehemiah weeps when he […]

Sheltering in Place: Encouragement for Special Needs Families

by Steve Bundy, Senior VP of the Christian Institute on Disability “Please, quiet down, I’m on a call!” I said through gritted teeth. Even though I tried to exude calmness in my voice, in reality, I was like a duck swimming in water, calm on top, but furiously paddling just beneath the surface. My mind […]

The Unlikely Beginnings of the #1–Selling Life Application Study Bible

by Molly Jo Nyman, freelance writer It started with dissatisfaction. Notes written by Bible scholars in Ron Beers’s study Bible were full of facts but left 25-year-old Ron uninspired. “All the notes were information,” Ron recalls. “In Genesis 41, I learned that ‘all the Egyptians were clean shaven, so it was important that Joseph appear […]

Finding Joy amidst the Unknown

by Evie P., Bible Team Marketing Coordinator In less than a week our house has gone from trying to figure out work schedules, concerts, carpools, playdates, birthday parties, church activities, volunteering at schools, and getting ready for Easter outreach to isolation. Even for the introverts this sudden turn has brought a huge change in routine. […]

Bondage Breaker

“I was so excited when I got my Bible. I’ve spent the whole day reading it along with some other girls and I already feel closer to Jesus.” – Crystal Crystal’s words challenge me. I love the Bible, but when was the last time I spent the whole day reading it? Am I still excited […]

Beautiful Worship

by Amanda H., Bible Journaler I love to Bible journal. I find myself these days spending any spare time I have, sitting at my table thirsting for time in his word. Ever since I discovered Bible journaling, I have a hunger for God’s word like I have never had before. I am so thankful for […]

The Accidental Bible

How the Christian Basics Bible came about By Mike Beaumont, editor of the Christian Basics Bible Penicillin, saccharine, Coca-Cola, the microwave oven and the pacemaker…all have one thing in common: they all came about by accident, discovered when someone found something that they weren’t originally looking for. And that’s how the Christian Basics Bible came about. […]

My Story: “Aha” Moment

We love hearing stories from people using the NLT! Kristy sent us her story of discovering how readability doesn’t mean being watered down. We love how excited she is to share God’s Word with those she loves! This version is fantastic. I am not a big fan of watering down the scripture and making it […]

My Story:Life Application Study Bible In Africa

What a joy to hear from our brother in Africa! Thank you for sharing this encouragement with us! “I feel moved to inform you that Life Application Study Bible has been a tool which helped me shape a great deal of servants here in Africa and thoroughly furnished my life in a way I can […]