"I was born into a long line of worriers."  -- Angela Thomas How many of you can identify with that? You, too? I can make you a laundry list of things I'm worried about right now: Launching our new LifeWay Women e-newsletter in a couple of weeks My tomatoes in my garden are rotting on the vine before they're even ripe Why that guy I'm dating hasn't called me to ask me out for this … [Read more...]

It's been about a two-and-a-half months since our last small group Bible study release, so we're especially excited to tell you about this month's release:  Stronger by Angela Thomas. You ladies are familiar with Angela. She is beloved by us over here at LifeWay for her sweet spirit. And we walked alongside her while she wrote Stronger, and as she was experiencing grief from the loss of her … [Read more...]

Update: Congrats to Dutchess, Cassandra, Lynnette, Sheri, and Juliet for winning this giveaway! Since The Love Dare was first published in 2008, the number-one request received by the authors, Stephen and Alex Kendrick, has been for a similar journey for parents to take with their children. We're please to tell you that it's here: The Love Dare for Parents Bible study. The study is perfect to … [Read more...]

Article courtesy of Parenting Teens Magazine by Adam Richards The Fourth of July is a special time of year when American families gather beneath the sweltering summer sun to express their patriotism by way of all-day barbeques, watermelon eating contests, and hour-long firework displays. All that may sound glorious, but let's face it: Some Independence Day celebrations are as old as Old Glory … [Read more...]

We've heard from lots of you that your small group is doing Priscilla Shirer's Bible study Gideon this summer. And over at Living Proof Ministries, Beth Moore and the Siestas are walking through Gideon on their blog. We want to hear from you! Rather, we want to SEE you. Take a picture of you and your small group with your Gideon member books and send it to us at … [Read more...]

Today we're featuring a guest post from one of our fabulous authors, Jen Hatmaker. Jen is the author of The 7 Experiment. Jen gives us a glimpse into her marriage of almost 20 years and the lessons gleaned along the way. People, brace yourselves: Brandon was 21 and I was 19 when we married. Yes, you read correctly: a senior and sophomore. If I weren’t there, I would hardly believe it myself. … [Read more...]

We're so excited to introduce you today to our friend Kelly Stamps of Kelly's Korner! Read on to find out what matters the most to her. And - don't worry! We didn't forget about Free Friday! Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.  Prov 22:6 I am NOOOOOOOOOOO parent expert. I won't be writing any books on parenting any time in the next 30 years. Or … [Read more...]

We began our relationship with the Blackaby family more than thirty years ago. And we never imagined that Henry Blackaby's Experiencing God family of Bible studies would become one of the most powerful and life-changing tools we've been privileged to offer churches. We, too, have experienced God. So we're especially excited this week to introduce the new studies and resources from the Blackaby … [Read more...]

Priscilla Shirer's new Bible study, Gideon: Your Weakness. God's Strength is hot off the press. Here are a few fun, behind-the-scenes facts and pics from the taping. 1) Which LifeWay author, TV star, and Survivor participant attended one of the tapings? Lisa Whelchel 2) How many different states were represented in the audience? 6: Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Illinois, California and … [Read more...]

How many of you are starting Gideon soon? We'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, hear from Priscilla in her own words about why she was inspired to write a Bible study about Gideon. If you don't already have your own copy of Gideon, you can get one here. … [Read more...]