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July 25-30, 2016

Monday, July 25 – Dr. Michael Guillen/ Amazing Truths; Leon Fontaine/ The Spirit Contemporary Life – Do science and the Bible contradict themselves? On the next Live the Promise, Susie welcomes Dr. Michael Guillen back the program. We’ll take a look at God’s creation and how understanding science and the Bible can deepen our faith. Then, Leon Fontaine, author of The Spirit Contemporary Life, joins Susie to unpack how we can unleash the miraculous in our everyday lives.

Tuesday, July 26 – Jenny Simmons/ The Road to Becoming; Peter and Carolyn Haas/ Broken Escalators - Does your life often not go as planned? On the next Live the Promise we’ll hear from singer songwriter Jenny Simmons about how we can rediscover our lives when things don’t go the way we originally intended. Then, Pastor Peter and Carolyn Haas join Susie in studio to talk about faith, success, and how the daily challenges of life shape our character.

Wednesday, July 27 – Nate Ruch/ The Power of Words; Paul Coughlin/ No More Christian Nice Guy - Did you know your words have power? On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes pastor Nate Ruch to the program to unpack how God has called us to use our words to build others up and not tear them down. Then, Paul Coughlin of The Protectors joins Susie to explain why the Bible says it’s more important to be good and not just nice.

Thursday, July 28 – Gunnar Johnson/ Generous Life Journey; Liz Curtis Higgs/ Redemption Stories – Do you feel financially free? Or are you being weighed down by debt and stress about money? On the next Live the Promise, Gunnar Johnson joins Susie to unpack how generosity is the key to financial freedom. Then, Liz Curtis Higgs, author of Really Bad Girls of the Bible, returns to the show with another exciting edition of redemption stories.

Friday, July 29 – John Burke/Imagine Heaven; Dr. John Townsend/The Entitlement Cure (BOTH HOURS RECORDED) – Many people throughout history have reported near-death experiences. How do they line up with the Bible? On the next Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s talk with John Burke. We walk through biblical truths of heaven and what is waiting for us after we die. Then Dr. John Townsend joins us to unpack the danger of the entitlement culture and how to overcome it.

Saturday, July 30 – Adonis Lenzy/ Next - What happens when we lose our momentum in life? Can we ever get it back? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, listen as Susie and author Adonis Lenzy explore how to get unstuck in life. They unpack how we can overcome the doubt, excuses, and fear that weigh us down and how we can be set free. 


July 18-23, 2016

Monday, July 18 – Bethany Hoang and Sara Groves/ Justice; Susan Ulmor and Chuck day/ Stewardship and Generosity What is the meaning of true Biblical justice? Listen as Bethany Hoang from International Justice Mission and Sara Groves join Susie. They discuss how God is a god of justice and why it’s so important to pursue justice. Then Susan Ulmor and Chuck Day from IJM join us to unpack Biblical stewardship and generosity.

Tuesday, July 19 – Sharon Sampson/ Your Story; Paul J. Pastor/ Face of the Deep (Bill Arnold Hosts Hour 1) Do you believe that your story matters? On the next Live the Promise, Sharon Sampson joins the program to discuss how we can use our stories to impact the lives of others in a powerful way. Then, author Paul Pastor joins Susie as we explore the mysterious person of the Holy Spirit.

Wednesday, July 20 – Todd Smith/ Artist’s Corner; Dr. Greg Smalley/ Parenting and Marriage (Bill Arnold Hosts Hour 1) On the next Live the Promise, we’ll hear another edition of the Artist’s Corner. Todd Smith joins the program to tell us a little bit about his faith journey and his upcoming album, There’s a Light. Then Dr. Greg Smalley returns to unpack what God has been teaching him about marriage and parenting.

Thursday, July 21 – Troy Spurrill/ Health and healing (both hours) - What does it mean to steward our bodies well? On the next Live the Promise, Dr. Troy Spurrill joins Susie in studio for both hours to take your calls and answer your questions as we discuss the health and healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Friday, July 22 – Philip Yancey/Soul Survivor; Gary Thomas/Marriage (BOTH HOURS RECORDED) – Sometimes we learn fascinating things about God from the most unexpected places. On the Friday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with author Philip Yancey about his unlikely journey toward faith and lessons he learned from the faith of others. Then we hear Susie’s conversation with Gary Thomas about the power of commitment and perseverance in marriage.

Saturday, July 23 – Ed Welch/ Helping hurting friends - Friends are the best helpers. How can we come alongside a friend who is hurting? Hey friends, this is Susie Larson and on the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Biblical counselor Ed Welch joins the program to unpack practical ways we can serve those who need encouragement.





July 4-9, 2016

Monday, July 4 – Os Guinness/A Free People’s Suicide; Dan Allender/Healing the Wounded Heart (Both Hours Recorded) The health of a country is based largely on the freedoms of its people. Listen as Susie welcomes social commentator Os Guinness. We talk about how to express our faith in a culture that is sometimes hostile to Jesus. Then counselor Dan Allender joins us to look at how past wounds affect our hearts today, and talk about the God who heals us one step at a time.

Tuesday, July 5 – Susie Larson/Songs and Verses; James Robison/ The Stream

What are you learning about God from His Word? Listen as Susie takes your calls and talk about what God is doing in your life, as well as listen to some powerful worship songs. Then author and TV host James Robison joins Susie We’ll explore how America was created and established on a solid foundation of biblical values.

Wednesday, July 6 – Leighann McCoy/Spiritual Warfare for Your Family (Bill Arnold hour 1); Lorraine Marie Varela/Love in the Face of ISIS – Are you experiencing spiritual warfare? How about your family? Listen as Susie and author Leighann McCoy discuss how your family can engage in effective spiritual warfare, with the help of the Holy Spirit. Then author Lorraine Marie Varela joins the program. We unpack seven strategies of prayer to use in the face of the ISIS crisis.

Thursday, July 7 – TC Stallings/The Pursuit (Bill Arnold hosts hour 1); Paul Hurckman (IN STUDIO)/Venture Expeditions/Live Free promotion - Do you know God’s purpose for your life? Listen as we talk to T.C. Stallings about 14 ways we can passionately seek God’s purpose for our lives. Then, in hour two Paul Hurckman from Venture Expeditions joins us in studio. We discuss the Live Free initiative, and how we can work to fight systematic injustice in America.

Friday, July 8 – Anne Graham Lotz/ The Daniel Prayer; Tony Evans (BOTH HOURS RECORDED) - What does it mean to pray in faith as Daniel did? Listen as Susie welcomes speaker Anne Graham Lotz. We look at how Daniel’s prayers under pressure and persecution moved the hand of God. Then Dr. Tony Evans joins the program. We explore the power of a solemn assembly and personal repentance in turning a nation back to God.

Saturday, July 9 - Jeremiah Johnston/Unanswered - What do you wrestle with in your faith? God is never deterred by our doubts or questions in our faith journey. He only asks that we bring them to Him. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, we’ll hear Susie’s powerful conversation with scholar and author Dr. Jeremiah Johnston as they tackle some of the biggest questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity.


June 27-July 2, 2016

(*Be advised; this lineup may be subject to change)

Monday, June 27 – John Morris/ Faith and the Military; John Eldredge/ Moving Mountains  How can we pray for our loved ones and those who serve in the military? On the next Live the Promise we’ll welcome back Chaplain John Morris. He shares what we can do to support those who live as soldiers. Then we’ll talk with John Eldredge of Ransomed Heart Ministries. He joins the program to talk about the power, purpose, and passion of prayer.

Tuesday, June 28 – Liz Curtis Higgs/Redemption Stories; Nick Hall (In Studio)/Reset – What happens when we allow pride to overrule our repentance? On the next Live the Promise we’ll talk with Liz Curtis Higgs. She explores the biblical story of Herodias, wife of Herod, and her daughter, Salome. Then Susie talks with evangelist Nick Hall. Nick is spearheading a movement of prayer and we’ll talk about the importance of calling the nation back to God.

Wednesday, June 29 – Leon Fontaine/The Spirit Contemporary Life; Lorraine Marie Varela/Love in the Face of ISIS – What if the supernatural became natural in your daily life? On the next Live the Promise we talk with pastor and television host Leon Fontaine about the Spirit-filled life. Then Susie talks with Lorraine Marie Varela. We unpack seven strategies of prayer to use in the face of the ISIS crisis.

Thursday, June 30 – Randy Alcorn/Happiness; Todd Nettleton/I Am N – We’re called to be holy – but that doesn’t mean we can’t be happy. On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise, Susie and Randy Alcorn look at the joyful calling of the Christian life. Then we hear from Todd Nettleton from Voice of the Martyrs, who shares a challenging call to identify with persecuted Christians and step into greater boldness for the Gospel.

Friday, July 1 – Brad Hewitt/Finances; Jeff Manion/The Land Between (BOTH HOURS RECORDED) When God gives us resources, we’re called to use them to bless others. On the Friday edition of Live the Promise Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, offers wise counsel for handling money. Then pastor Jeff Manion joins the program. We explore what we can learn and cultivate in our faith and character in times of difficult transitions.

Saturday, July 2 – Stephen Mansfield – Our country is shaped by the worldviews of its leaders in many ways. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we’ll hear Susie’s conversation with author and social commentator Stephen Mansfield. Stephen has written extensively about a number of former presidents, and he talks about why it’s so important to know what our presidential candidates believe about God.


June 20-25, 2016

Monday, June 20 – Steve Brown/Hidden Agendas; Susie/Women of Extraordinary Faith – We each have an agenda that drives our lives. On the next Live the Promise we’ll welcome back radio host Steve Brown. He explores how to remove our masks and live authentic lives. Then Susie takes your calls and walks through Ace Collin’s book, Stories Behind Women of Extraordinary Faith.

Tuesday, June 21 – Suzie Eller/Come With Me; Dr. Philip Nation/Habits for our Holiness – Do you struggle with Jesus’ open-ended invitation to come with Him? On the next Live the Promise we hear from author Suzie Eller. She explores how to follow Jesus regardless of where He might lead. Then Susie talks with Dr. Philip Nation. We’ll walk through the different disciplines that strengthen our faith and cause us to grow more mature as followers of Christ.

Wednesday, June 22 – Holly Wagner/Find Your Brave; Dr. Michael Guillen/Amazing Truths! – When you’re facing a challenge and in over your head, God can be your strength. On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise we talk with author Holly Wagner about the storms of life and how God meets us in them. Then Susie talks with Dr. Michael Guillen. We take a look at God’s creation and how understanding science and the Bible can deepen our faith.

Thursday, June 23 – Lorraine Marie Varela/Love in the Face of ISIS; Chip Ingram/Scripture Memory – Persecution can drive us to prayer instead of fear. Listen to Susie’s conversation with Lorraine Marie Varela. We unpack seven strategies of prayer to use in the face of the ISIS crisis. Then Faith Radio programmer Chip Ingram of Living on the Edge joins us. We’ll talk about the importance of Scripture memory and what it means for God’s Word to be our sword.

Friday, June 24 – Don Finto/Your People Shall Be My People; Nabeel Qureshi/Answering Jihad (BOTH HOURS RECORDED) – What are God’s plans for the nation of Israel? On the next Live The Promise Susie talks with Don Finto of Caleb Company. We unpack God’s heart for the Jewish people and how we as believers can partner with them. Then we hear a powerful testimony from author Nabeel Qureshi, who grew up in a Muslim family but came to faith in Christ. We’ll explore how we as Christians can respond to ISIS and Jihad.

Saturday, June 25 – Frank Shelton Jr. – We are those who worship the King of kings. In the face of that truth, who can be against us? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we hear Susie’s conversation with evangelist Frank Shelton Jr. He has a passion for sharing the gospel with others, and he unpacks what it means to carry the Spirit of the Living God inside of us.