New book tells story of murder, forgiveness

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Stephen Owens was 12 years old when he discovered his father’s body in their Memphis, Tenn. home after his mother, Gaile Owens, hired a stranger to murder him. Owens’ new book, Set Free, shares how he overcame the traumatic events of his childhood by forgiving his mother.

Set Free, published by B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, recounts the events surrounding the arrest, conviction, death sentence and ultimate release of Gaile Owens who spent 26 years on death row.

Half of evangelicals believe prayer can heal mental illness

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A third of Americans – and nearly half of evangelical, fundamentalist, or born-again Christians – believe prayer and Bible study alone can overcome serious mental illness, according to a recent survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

The survey also found most Americans (68 percent) would feel welcome in church if they were mentally ill.

Many Americans link U.S. military strike in Syria to end times

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The threat of airstrikes against Syria has more than a few Americans thinking about the end of the world.

A recent poll from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found that almost one in three Americans see Syria’s recent conflict as part of the Bible’s plan for the end times.

Recession made LifeWay ‘more dependent on God’

August Trustee Meeting 2013
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Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources approved including additional property in the sale of Glorieta Conference Center, elected a new technology vice president, and received an encouraging report from Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO.

“Significant changes have taken place at LifeWay over the last eight years,” Rainer told the trustees assembled at Ridgecrest Conference Center. “Had we not made these changes, LifeWay would be in serious trouble today.”

LifeWay posts interviews with Duck Dynasty’s Si Robertson

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Viewers and ducks have a hard time resisting the call of the Robertson family. Duck Dynasty, the hit A&E television show, returns with season four in mid-August. But before that, Si Robertson, one of the show’s stars, opened up to LifeWay Christian Resources about his faith and the reason he and the rest of the Robertsons have found success.

Classic Ron Dunn books rereleased

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In conjunction with the publication of Ron Dunn: His Life and Mission, the new biography from Ron Owens, B&H Publishing is rereleasing two classic works by Dunn with forewords by men who knew him best.

New biography details suffering, power of Ron Dunn

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By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Suffering and crises of faith were no strangers to the life and ministry of itinerate Bible teacher and author Ron Dunn. Despite Dunn’s life being marked with personal pain and loss, including his life being cut short by pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 64, his influence continues to echo […]