In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right—a study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord's Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three … [Read more...]

Sharon’s letter grabbed my attention. She loved my books—couldn’t put them down. But she had never opened a Bible. “I can’t get into it,” she told me. And suddenly I knew what God was calling me to do. Sure I could introduce people to God through fiction, I could give them Scripture and lessons rooted in God’s word and I could speak to them through the backdoor of their hearts. But how was I … [Read more...]

Have you seen the Son of God movie on the big screen yet? We're excited to partner with Rick Warren on the Son of God Bible study, based on the major motion picture. Rick asks questions like, "What would happen if you applied the lessons from events in Jesus' life - temptation, suffering, death, resurrection—to your own? Would you come to know Him more intimately and with a greater … [Read more...]

For so many Christians in the American culture, faith is an easy thing. They go to church, they read the Bible, and they love Jesus. But what happens when their comfortable world is turned upside down? For too many people, their faith is shaken. Faith in Christ can-and should-be constant, because Christ, the One in whom we place our faith, is constant. We all face-or will face-difficult … [Read more...]

You’re in a crowded room and suddenly everyone turns to look at you. Under the weight of those stares, your heart starts racing. Maybe a bead of sweat breaks out on your brow, and you take a half step back, looking for a way to hide within the wallpaper. If you’ve ever felt that way, you’re not alone. Most Americans—61 percent—would rather blend into the crowd than stand out. This tendency is … [Read more...]

  This simple recipe is one of my favorites. I should note that I travel to the Amazon jungle twice a year where beans and rice are staples. By Day 3 I’m usually scrounging for Kind Bars and peanut butter (which the Brazilians think is the most disgusting concept on earth), but after being home a few days I’m ready for beans and rice again. However, I like to dress this combo up a little and … [Read more...]

Update: Congrats to Robin for winning this giveaway! John Croyle has a story to tell. He was an All-American defensive end at the University of Alabama during head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's legendary tenure. Faced with the decision to play professional football or to start a home for abused and neglected children, John established Big Oak Ranch in 1974. Today the outreach also includes a … [Read more...]

by John Croyle, author of The Two-Minute Drill to Parenting Bible study When the whole M.A.N.H.O.O.D. concept was taking shape (which became the main idea behind The Two-Minute Drill to Parenting), I was planning a “transi­tion trip” with my son Brodie as he moved from boyhood to manhood. I wanted a special time where I could talk to him, one-on-one, about what it means to be a man. And God … [Read more...]

LifeWay Women: Lisa, what inspired you to write the Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus study? Lisa: In my experience, many modern day believers spend the bulk of their Bible study time hanging out in the New Testament. Of course I can understand why. I’d rather marinate in the Jesus-filled narrative of the Gospels than ponder the nasty wound-care procedures in Leviticus, too! However, when we … [Read more...]

What's Vicki Courtney's favorite Christmas tradition? What was the worst Christmas gift Jennifer Rothschild ever received? How does Kelly Minter keep the focus on Jesus throughout the Christmas season? We asked our LifeWay Women authors some questions about their favorite Christmas traditions and memories. We think you'll enjoy their responses! Merry Christmas! What is your favorite … [Read more...]