Word Studies in the NLT: ἱλαστήριον hilasterion

Each month we will be led in a word study by a member the New Living Translation committee or a member of our Bible editorial team. We hope you will join us on this educational adventure. This month we are learning about: Greek: ἱλαστήριον hilasterionEnglish: the cover of the Ark of the Covenant; the place […]

Meet Our Podcast Partners at Apollos Watered

We are excited to partner with the Apollos Watered podcast. Hear from Kevin O’Brien, chief strategy officer and executive editor for Apollos Watered, on why they agree with us that Understanding the Bible Changes Everything. By Kevin O’Brien, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Editor, Apollos Watered We are Bible people. Well, we claim we are. […]

Understanding the Bible Changes Everything

That’s not a tagline. It’s a promise. When you not only read the Bible, but also understand and obey it, you will be transformed.  And not just your life. When you understand the Bible, it changes your family, community, and nation – it changes everything! John begins his gospel, “In the beginning the Word already […]

And Presents by the Tree

We all have our own unique Christmas traditions. Maybe you open gifts on Christmas Eve or wait until Three Kings Day in January. Maybe you create a special family recipe or play a game each year. Do you decorate a tree or buy gifts for someone in need? One of my favorite traditions is helping […]

What the Lord Sees

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’” 1 Samuel 16:7, NLT Note from the Life Application Study Bible Saul was tall and handsome—an impressive-looking man. Samuel may have […]

Finding and Living a New Life

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT Raised in a home of drug addicts, Tim Nickels saw getting high as just part of the daily routine. He remembers the first time he realized his homelife was […]

Spotlight: Inspire Prayer Bible

Challenging circumstances often drive us deeper into Scripture and into more fervent prayer as we turn to God for wisdom, hope, peace, and strength. We are God’s ambassadors in a world that can greatly benefit from knowing him, and his light shines brightest in the darkness! Staying grounded in truth and enduring in prayer equips […]

Inspire Prayer Bible Ambassador Spotlight: Riley

We all are influencers. Every single one of us. If we follow Jesus, we have been given a platform—whether it is in our homes, at the office, at school, or even in the dentist’s office! Recently, a lady on social media brought her over-stuffed, beautiful journaling Bible to the dentist’s waiting room to Bible journal […]

New Bibles Releasing this Fall

Last month we introduced you to the new Filament Bible Collection (don’t worry if you missed it; we’ll cover it here too). We have so many great Bibles coming your way that we didn’t want you to miss any. A few came out earlier this summer and others are releasing later this fall, but here […]

Redefined in Christ

“Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life.He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. […]