I’m always looking for fresh ways to read the Bible, the ultimate wellspring of inspiration and comfort, and I’ve found a new one through Bible Gateway, which is already my favorite online Bible resource! Do you want to read Scripture without distracting banner ads? Do you want an expanded digital Bible study library?
Bible Gateway Plus is a new subscription program that allows members—for a nominal monthly fee following a 30-day free trial—to read, search, and study the Bible with no distractions from banner advertisements. Subscribers also have 24/7 online access from any Web-friendly computer or device to Bible Gateway’s valuable library of bestselling and critically-acclaimed digital Bible study resources that complement the study of any Bible translation.
“We’re excited to launch Bible Gateway Plus as an additional way you can personalize your experience with Bible Gateway, deepen your understanding of Scripture, and support Bible Gateway’s global mission of equipping people to read and understand the Bible wherever they are,” says Rachel Barach, Bible Gateway general manager. “We’re inviting you to try Bible Gateway Plus for the first time by offering a 30-day free trial so you can easily see for yourself how this will enrich your ongoing spiritual development. And at only $3.99 per month following the free trial, we know Bible Gateway Plus will be an easy choice for you to invest in your spiritual growth and biblical understanding.”
Included in the membership subscription are some of the most popular study Bibles in the world, such as:
- NIV Study Bible Notes: More than 20,000 study notes from the world’s most popular study Bible, written by the best evangelical scholars and covering archaeology, character insights, personal application, and more.
- NIV Once-a-Day Easter Readings: Especially appropriate during Lent, this book features 40 daily readings with NIV Scripture passages, meditations, and prayer prompts examining the Passion narratives in the Gospels. Achieve a greater understanding of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus during this glorious season of the year.
- King James Study Bible Notes: A comprehensive collection of digital notes and study material by respected scholars, from archaeology notes to personality profiles to doctrinal annotations.
- How to Read the Bible Book by Book: Reading the Bible doesn’t have to be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, this digital resource takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures.
- NKJV MacArthur Study Bible Notes: The perfect companion to serious online Bible study, drawing on decades of pastoral and scholarly work by respected scholar Dr. John MacArthur.
- NIV Quest Study Bible Notes: Top scholars offer insightful answers to more than 7,000 common questions, clarifying the Bible’s most puzzling and challenging passages.
- Case for Christianity Answer Book: Posing the most-asked questions about Christianity, investigative journalist and former atheist Lee Strobel digs deep into Scripture to offer compelling answers. A handy reference of devotional reading that will help you defend your faith! (I’ve heard Lee Strobel speak about how he became a Christian in person, and as a fellow journalist, I was truly inspired!)
Other works accessible with Bible Gateway Plus include but are not limited to:
- Case for Christ Study Bible Notes
- Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible Notes (NASB and NKJV) (He’s my favorite pastor next to my father!)
- Couples’ Devotional Bible (NIV) Notes
- Dad’s Devotional Bible
- Fulfilled: The Bible for Single Women (Notes Only)
- Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible (NKJV) (Have you read Max Lucado’s recent Washington Post article ‘Trump Doesn’t Pass the Decency Test?’)
- NIV Once a Day Easter Devotions
- NIV Student Bible Notes
- Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (Old Testament)
- Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (New Testament)
All the Bible resources that have been freely available on Bible Gateway will always remain so. But Bible Gateway Plus provides a way to greatly expand the study and devotional resources available to me and you. And by removing banner ads, it diminishes distractions to our Scripture reading and study.
Bible Gateway is ranked number one on global search engines and is the most visited Christian website in the world by users in more than 200 countries.