May 21 - 26, 2018
Monday, May 21 – Paul Borthwick – The Fellowship of the Suffering(Recorded by Neil); Rosaria Butterfield – The Gospel Comes with a House Key(Recorded by Neil)– As followers of Jesus Christ, we will experience pain in this world and share in His suffering. But that’s not the end of our story. On the next Live the Promise, Paul Borthwick joins guest host Neil Stavem to talk about his new book The Fellowship of the Suffering: How Hardship Shapes Us for Ministry and Mission. Then, Dr. Rosaria Butterfield will explain how to practice radical hospitality in our post-Christian world.
Tuesday, May 22– Shaunti Feldhahn – Find Rest; Charlie Dawes – Simple Prayer – As tempted as we are to get trapped in the busy cycle of life, we were actually created to find time to rest. On the next Live the Promise, guest host Neil Stavem talks with bestselling author Shaunti Feldhahn about her new 60-day devotional; a journey to finding true rest. Then, Pastor Charlie Dawes shares simple steps we can take to engage in a deeper prayer life.
Wednesday, May 23– Nikki Koziarz – Why Her? Jack Deere - Even in the DarknessThe Bible tells us not to compare ourselves amongst ourselves, and yet, this is an all too common struggle for Christians today. On the next Live the Promise, Nicki Koziarz joins Susie to talk about her book Why Her?: 6 Truths We Need to Hear When Measuring Up Leaves Us Falling Behind. Then, Jack Deere joins Susie to share his powerful story of finding unexpected beauty in the midst of tragic loss and suffering.
Thursday, April 5 – Troy Spurrill – Health and Healing – Scripture says that our bodies are temples of the Living God. But what does it really mean to steward our bodies well? On the next Live the Promise, we’ll welcome Dr. Troy Spurrill from the Synapse Center for Health and Healing in studio for both hours to take your calls and answer your questions as they discuss the health and healing of the mind, body, and spirit.
Friday, May 25– Best Of; Sharon Jaynes – Enough(Recorded)– Did you miss any of the Live the Promise shows from earlier this week? Or maybe one truly inspired you and you’d love to hear it again? On the next Live the Promise, you’ll hear parts of some of the best conversations from earlier this week. Then, Susie will talk with Sharon Jaynes about her new book Enough: Silencing the Lies That Steal Your Confidence.
Saturday, May 26 – Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley – Overcoming Fear and Anxiety (from 3/21/18) – As Christians, we are not immune to the evil in the world – and that includes stress, fear, and anxiety that we often experience as a result. So what is the source of our fear and anxiety? How can we overcome the daily battle for our minds and hearts? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Carol Peters-Tanksley shares biblical advice and insight from her book, Overcoming Fear & Anxiety Through Spiritual Warfare.
May 14-19, 2017
Monday, May 14 – Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz – Answering Tough Questions; Dr. John Dickson – A Doubter’s Guide to Jesus– How could a good God allow evil? How could a loving God allow people to suffer? On the next Live the Promise, Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz return to the program to answer some ofthe toughest questions about evil and suffering. Then, Dr. John Dickson will share biblical truths from his latest book, A Doubter’s Guide to Jesus: An Introduction to the Man from Nazareth for Believers and Skeptics.
Tuesday, May 15– Ryan Williams – The Artist’s Corner; Colin Smith – Heaven, So Near – So Far –Music is one of the key ways God ministers to us and draws us closer to Himself. On the next Live the Promise, it’s another edition of the Artist’s Corner. River Valley Church’s lead worship pastor, Ryan Williams, joins Susie to share the heart behind the new album “Million Lifetimes”. Then, Unlocking the Bible’s pastor Colin Smith offers powerful insight from his new book Heaven – So Near – So Far: The Story of Judas Iscariot.
Wednesday, May 16– Dr. Sheri Keffer – Intimate Deception; Gary Thomas – Loving Him Well- Nothing destroys trust within a marriage like sexual betrayal. But through the pain and on the road to recovery, there is hope for the wounded soul. On the next Live the Promise, Dr. Sheri Keffer joins Susie to talk about her book Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal. Then, best-selling author Gary Thomas shares practical and biblical advice for wives on how to influence their husbands in a way that transforms their marriage and brings glory to God.
Thursday, May 17– Ken Costa – Strange Kingdom; TTMT – In a place where a robber becomes righteous, and a criminal becomes the first citizen of heaven, the kingdom of God can seem to be rather strange at times. On the next Live the Promise, Ken Costa joins Susie to share meditative and spiritual reflections from his latest book, Strange Kingdom: Meditations on the Cross to Transform Your Day to Day Life. Then, it’s another edition of Talk to Me Thursday. Tune in during hour two for the question of the week!
Friday, May 18– Best Of; Scot McKnight – Open to the Spirit (Recorded)– Did you miss any of the Live the Promise shows from earlier this week? Or maybe one truly inspired you and you’d love to hear it again? On the next Live the Promise, you’ll hear parts of some of the best conversations from earlier this week. Then, Susie will talk with Scot McKnight about the power of the Holy Spirit from his new book Open to the Spirit: God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming Us.
Saturday, May 19 – Dr. David Ireland – One in Christ (from 3/27/18) – Racial disharmony is tearing communities apart, both inside and outside the church. As Kingdom people, what should our response be? With Jesus, we have the power and ability to reconcile and bring about unity to our world today. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Dr. David Ireland joins Susie to discuss his book,One in Christ: Bridging Racial and Cultural Divides.
May 7 - 12, 2018
Monday, May 7 – Ron Rhodes – Bible Answers – God has equipped us to know Him, through His Word and His people. What do you want to learn about Him? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise, Susie welcomes back her good friend, Bible scholar Ron Rhodes, for the latest edition of Bible Answers. They’ll dig into God’s Word and address your Bible questions on the next Live the Promise!
Tuesday, May 8– Becky Harling – Who Do You Say I Am?; Lisa Bevere– Adamant –Difficult life circumstances can sometimes cause us to question everything we believe. Do you long for an unshakable faith that has the power to move mountains? On the next Live the Promise, guest host Neil Stavem talks with Becky Harling about her new 8-week bible study, Who Do You Say That I Am? A Fresh Encounter for Deeper Faith. Then, New York Times bestselling author and internationally known speaker, Lisa Bevere, will help us find lasting truth in a wondering world.
Wednesday, May 9– Emerson Eggerichs – The Four Wills; John Trent– The Language of Love- Many Christians struggle to understand what God’s will is for their lives. But according to Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, the answer is simple. On the next Live the Promise, Dr. Eggerichs joins Susie to talk about his latest book The 4 Wills of God: The Way He Directs Our Steps and Frees Us to Direct Our Own. Then, Dr. John Trent will share the secret to making our thoughts and feelings instantly understood.
Thursday, May 10 – Jo Saxton – The Dream of You; TTMT–The life you lead may not be what you dreamed it would be, but broken dreams are not the end of your story. On the next Live the Promise, Jo Saxton offers encouragement from her new book The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For. Then, it’s another edition of Talk to Me Thursday! Tune in during hour two for the question of the week!
Friday, May 11– Best Of; Andy McQuitty – The Way to Brave (Recorded by Neil)– Did you miss any of the Live the Promise shows from earlier this week? Or maybe one truly inspired you and you’d love to hear it again? On the next Live the Promise, you’ll hear parts of some of the best conversations from earlier this week. Then, Andy McQuitty joins guest host Neil Stavem to talk about his new book The Way to Brave: Shaping a David Faith in a Goliath World.
Saturday, May 12 – Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley – Divorce Prevention(from 3/21/18) – Divorce rates are on the rise and there are many couples today who are hanging on life support and barely getting by. Is there a way to save our marriages from experiencing this heartbreak? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley from Focus on the Family return to the program to offer hope and encouragement for hurting marriages.
April 30 - May 5, 2018
Monday, April 30 – Fred Sievert – Grace Revealed; Chris McDaniel – Ignite Your Generosity-Whether it’s health problems, emotional issues, gut-wrenching losses, or other failures, we can’t escape the inevitable crises that we face throughout our lifetime. But there is a solution in the midst of our suffering: God’s amazing grace. On the next Live the Promise, Fred Sievert joins Susie Larson to talk about his book Grace Revealed: Finding God’s Strength in Any Crisis. Then, Chris McDaniel shares how to practice healthy stewardship in our families and churches, and ignite our generosity.
Tuesday, May 1– Lynn Cowell – Make Your Move; Jami Kaeb– The Forgotten Initiative- Do you have a desire to live in bold confidence, but fear and insecurity keep holding you back? On the next Live the Promise, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, Lynn Cowell, joins Susie Larson to talk about how we can find unshakable confidence in an unshakable God. Then, Jami Kaeb from “The Forgotten Initiative” explains how we can make a difference in the lives of foster kids throughout our communities and around the world.
Wednesday, May 2– Christine Hoover – Searching for Spring; Maria Furlough– Breaking the Fear Cycle - In the darkest seasons of life, even believers struggle to find the meaning and beauty that God promises his people. On the next Live the Promise, Christine Hoover joins Susie Larson to talk about her new book Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time.Then, Maria Furlough helps us break the cycle of fear in our lives and learn how to trust in God’s everlasting promises of protection and peace.
Thursday, May 3– Nick Hall – PULSEMovement; TTMT – On this National Day of Prayer, people around the world are lifting up the name of Jesus and praying for a revival across our great nation. On the next Live the Promise, evangelist and international voice for the next generation, Nick Hall, joins Susie Larson to share updates from the PULSE movement. Then, it’s another edition of Talk to Me Thursday. Tune in during hour two for the question of the week!
Friday, May 4– Best Of; Matt Perman – How to Get Unstuck (Recorded by Neil)– Did you miss any of the Live the Promise shows from earlier this week? Or maybe one truly inspired you and you’d love to hear it again?On the next Live the Promise, you’ll hear parts of some of the best conversations from earlier this week. Then, Matt Perman joins guest host Neil Stavem to offer helpful advice from his book, How to Get Unstuck: Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity.
Saturday, May 5 – Tom Holladay – Putting It Back Together Again (from 3/26/18) - Life crises can throw you into a tail-spin and often come out of nowhere —a loss of a job, a divorce, a struggling business, a financial mess. How do you even start the rebuilding process? How do you rebuild when you’re grieving and you feel like there’s no way out? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Tom Holladay joins Susie Larson to discuss his new book, Putting It Together Again When It's All Fallen Apart: 7 Principles for Rebuilding Your Life.
April 23 - 28, 2018
Monday, April 23 – Jack Deere – Even in Our Darkness; Mo Isom –Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot Where is God when the story of your life falls apart? On the next Live the Promise, Jack Deere joins Susie to share his powerful story of finding unexpected beauty in the midst of tragic loss and suffering. Then, New York Timesbestselling author and speaker, Mo Isom, breaks the silence on issues of pornography, promiscuity, sex in marriage and more, as she discusses her latest book Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot.
Tuesday, April 24– Jared Wilson – Supernatural Power; Arlene Pellicane– Parents Rising Daily life can be filled with mundane tasks and routines that don’t seem to have any spiritual value. But God has a plan for each of us that involves doing the ordinary, mundane stuff of life in a supernatural way. On the next Live the Promise, Jared Wilson explains how we can experience God’s extraordinary spirit in our ordinary lives. Then, Arlene Pellicane joins Susie to discuss her new book Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right.
Wednesday, April 25– Ann Voskamp – The Way of Abundance;James Rubart– The Man He Never Was There are circumstances in life that can break our heart and lead us into a pit of grief and despair. So how do we continue to rise up when life knocks us down? On the next Live the Promise, Ann Voskamp joins Susie to talk about her new book The Way of Abundance: A 60-Day Journey into a Deeply Meaningful Life.Then, novelist James Rubart will offer a fresh take on the classic story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the good and evil within each of us.
Thursday, April 26– Lance Hahn – The Master's Mind; TTMT – What we think determines who we are and what we think matters to God. On the next Live the Promise, Pastor Lance Hahn will help us to organize our thought life in a way that aligns with the Word of God. We’ll dive into the content of his new book The Master’s Mind: The Art of Reshaping Your Thoughts.Then, it’s another edition of Talk to Me Thursday. Tune in during hour two for the question of the week.
Friday, April 27– Best Of; Ron Hall – Same Kind of Different As Me (Recorded)– Did you miss any of the Live the Promise shows from earlier this week? Or maybe one truly inspired you and you’d love to hear it again?On the next Live the Promise, you’ll hear parts of some of the best conversations from earlier this week. Then, Ron Hall joins Susie to share his incredible true story recounted in the book and major motion picture Same Kind of Different As Me.
Saturday, April 28 – Jim Turner – The Disconnected Man (from 3/20/18) Disconnected men hide out in plain view: in our churches, in our families and in our communities. But who are these men? And how can we help them connect with others on a deeper level? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Jim Turner joins Susie to discuss his book, The Disconnected Man: Breaking Down Walls and Restoring Intimacy with Him. Tune in for a helpful conversation for disconnected men and the women who love them.