New Book Lets Children Know They Are Loved and Can Share Love

April marks National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry’s important place in our lives. For children, poems that rhyme can be easily memorized and still remembered into adulthood. According to The Memory Institute, “Rhyme, rhythm, repetition and melody can all act as an aid to forming memories. Our brains have an amazing auditory capacity.”

Leading Up to Easter: What You Don’t Know About the New Testament Will Surprise You

Bible scholars N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird say the New Testament is filled with startling and unforeseen twists. According to Wright, “When we see Jesus announcing the kingdom of God saying the time is fulfilled, this is the time for God to become King, we also see Jesus doing all kinds of things like healing people and celebrating with all the ‘wrong’ kinds of folk, and then explaining that this is what it looks like when God becomes King. It is not what people expected.”

Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website in the world, is hosting The New Testament You Never Knew Online Bible Study, presented by Drs. Wright and Bird, from March 8-April 4, 2021. Free registration for the event is at

Based on the lessons of The New Testament You Never Knew DVD (Zondervan, 2019), this study will lead participants on a unique virtual journey showing the lands where Jesus taught, the apostle Paul preached, and the early church took root before expanding throughout the Roman Empire. Wright and Bird walk the soil as step-by-step guides, teaching the story behind the story of the New Testament, how it came to be written, why it was written and what it means for life today.

Wright describes one aspect of just how revolutionary and disruptive were the events of the New Testament when he says the apostle Paul “is obsessed with Jesus. He can’t stop talking about Jesus. Something had happened with Jesus’ death and resurrection which made Paul realize that the God of Israel, who was the creator God, had done something radical and shocking and unexpected.”
Participants of this Online Bible Study will receive the following free downloads and online access to enhance their experience:

• Two chapters from The New Testament in Its World by N.T. Wright and Michael F. Bird

• Session one of The New Testament You Never Knew Study Guide

• A page of insightful and memorable quotes from the teaching of N.T. Wright

• Bible Gateway’s colorful timeline Infographic of Holy Week

• Access to four video lessons with Drs. Wright and Bird. These videos will release week-by-week, no additional registration required.

Bible Gateway ranks number one on global search engines, is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., and is home to more than 200 Bible versions in more than 70 languages–a trusted resource for people in more than 200 countries who rely on it every day for all their desktop and mobile device Bible reading, listening, studying, searching, comparing, and sharing needs.

(SOURCE: Bible Gateway via Christian Newswire)

Author Points to Healer for Abused Women

Roses and heart-shaped candy boxes are everywhere, just days before Valentine’s Day. Lovers and others are figuring out how to celebrate during this still-distanced winter.

New Series of Christian Novels Ideal Reading for Lent, Easter

Christians searching for an inspiring read may want to consider a trilogy of critically acclaimed historical novels by author Barry Connolly. All three novels follow the trials and triumphs of men and women of faith in the earliest days of Christianity. Profiles of the books can be found at www.TheGoodThief.Net.

Journalist Launches New Podcast: AccessMore

AccessMore, the premier podcasting platform from Educational Media Foundation (EMF) – parent company of K-LOVE, Air1, and WTA Media – announces the launch of The Paula Faris Podcast, a celebrity interview format, debuting today, Feb. 2, 2021. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Paula Faris, The Paula Faris Podcast features weekly conversations with top-name guests whose untold or under-told stories will inspire and equip listeners to become their best selves.

Youth Specialist Shares Conversation Starters

So, how do parents have the honest “conversations” with your teenager to resolve and create healthy mental mindfulness, ease their fears, tensions, and uncertainties still amid COVID-19, while restoring justice to our “most” vulnerable — our precious children?

Fighting Homelessness and Addiction to Find Spiritual Peace

Mike Smith officially announced the release of his deeply moving memoir, “The Gutter Gospel” – a raw and personal account of one soldier’s deep-dive into the depths of mental illness and despair, addiction and avoidance, to navigate through the terrible purgatory of hopeless isolation.

Author Shares Story of Daughter’s Cancer in ‘Not My Plans’

With bright eyes and a mop of dark brown hair, pint-sized Natalie Yokeley carried wisdom, empathy, faith and earnestness beyond her years. Natalie was just 12-years-old when she was diagnosed with inoperable spinal cord cancer in 2008. Only nine months later, barely a teenager, her earthly journey came to an end.

New Book Released: How to ‘Pray Like Jesus’

As a young father, bestselling author and pastor, Mark Driscoll, remembers reading Bible stories and teaching his first-born daughter, Ashley, how to pray the way God’s children talk to their dad. Today, at a time when Americans may feel isolated, anxious, or disconnected, Driscoll and daughter, Real Faith Ministries Director, Ashley Chase, believe prayer can be a powerful, life-changing vehicle for help.

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