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July 21 - 26, 2014

Monday, July 21 – Wayne Pederson (IN STUDIO)/Tammy Daughtry – The Process of Grief/Co-Parenting – We don’t grieve as those without hope…On this edition of Live the Promise Susie welcomes ministry leader Wayne Pederson to the studio. We explore the process of grief and how God brings comfort when a loved one dies. Then we talk with author Tammy Daughtry about the challenges of divorce and co-parenting your children in a healthy way.

Tuesday, July 22 – Terri Blackstock/Lisa Harper – Novel Talk/Managing Busyness How can we learn to tell the difference between truth and distortion? Listen as Susie has a conversation with bestselling author Terri Blackstock about the themes of her new novel, Distortion. Then we hear from Women of Faith speaker Lisa Harper about how to live and work in God’s strength instead of our own.

Wednesday, July 23 – Caryn Rivadeneira/Les and Leslie Parrott – Financial Strain/Marital Happiness When financial crisis comes, we learn that God is our Rock. Listen as Susie talks with Caryn Rivadeneira about how to lean on God for our daily bread in difficult seasons. We also hear from marriage experts Les and Leslie Parrott about learning to laugh through conflict.

Thursday, July 24 – Pat and Andrew Palau/Gary Chapman – The Prodigal Journey/Reviving a Marriage – Many of us experience the heartbreak of a loved one walking away from God. We get a fresh perspective on coming home from former prodigal Andrew Palau and his mother Pat as they talk about how God uses a praying parent. Then we take your calls as we talk with Dr. Gary Chapman about breathing new life into a dying marriage!

Friday, July 25 – Jeff Manion/Richard Swenson (Recorded) – Contentment in All Things – We live in a busy world where more equals better. How can we learn the art of true contentment in Christ? On this edition of Live the Promise Pastor Jeff Manion joins us to talk about overcoming the hunger for more. Then Susie talks with Dr. Richard Swenson about ways we can step back from a hectic life and step into a place of rest.

Saturday, July 26 – Elyse Fitzpatrick – Found in Him The Incarnation is an amazing truth of the Christian faith. God came down and lived among us! On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we hear Susie’s discussion with author and speaker Elyse Fitzpatrick. We talk about what it means that God became Man, and what it means that we can be found in Him.



July 7 - 12, 2014

Monday, July 7 – Mark Alan (IN STUDIO) – The Artist’s Corner – Is God your Rock? When we choose to worship Him in every circumstance, our faith and joy become stronger. On this edition of Live the Promise musician Mark Alan joins Susie in studio. They talk about joy and praise, and Mark leads us in an hour of worship. Join us for the Artist’s Corner.

Tuesday, July 8 – Francine Rivers – Novel Talk We can build relationships to last or we can tear them down. Listen to Susie’s conversation with New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers. We unpack the themes of her new novel, Bridge to Haven, and look at what it means for Jesus to be the ultimate Bridge in our lives.

Wednesday, July 9 – Anne Graham Lotz – Heaven, My Father’s House Jesus went to prepare a place for us – but what is that place going to be like? Listen as Susie welcomes evangelist Anne Graham Lotz back to the program. We explore what the Bible says about heaven, life after death, and Jesus’ promise to return for His people.

Thursday, July 10 – Wendy Blight – Living So That – Author Wendy Blight says we can dive deep into the Word of God, but we also need to live it out. She joins Susie to share about her new book, Living So That. We talk about the challenges of following Christ in a hostile culture, and what it means to daily live out the implications of our faith.

Friday, July 11 – Kay Warren (Recorded) – Joy in the Dark – God doesn’t promise us a life without pain, but He does promise to give joy in the midst of it. On the Friday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks again with Kay Warren. She shares her own faith journey and what she’s learned about choosing joy and trusting God in difficult circumstances.

Saturday, July 12 –Sheila Walsh – The Storm Inside Do you let your emotions control you? Sometimes we get so overwhelmed by fear or pride that we lose sight of the truth that God is our Rock. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we hear Susie’s conversation with author and Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh about her book, The Storm Inside. She helps us recover the truth that God’s hand is on us and we are His children, regardless of our circumstances.


June 9 - 14, 2014

Monday, June 9 – Marilynn Chadwick – Hearing God – What does it mean to hear the voice of God? How can we maintain a close walk with Him in every season? Author Marilynn Chadwick joins Susie to share principles from her book, Sometimes He Whispers, Sometimes He Roars. We spend time exploring what it means to discern God’s voice and follow His leading in our lives.

Tuesday, June 10 – Randy Singer – Novel Talk What does it mean to act on behalf of another? Listen as Susie talks with novelist and veteran attorney Randy Singer. We talk about his newest novel, The Advocate, and unpack its themes of justice, conscience, submission to authority, and learning to forgive yourself for past mistakes.

Wednesday, June 11 – Liz Curtis Higgs Bad Girls of the Bible There are many people in the kingdom of God, and everyone has a past. God can redeem the darkest decisions in the life of a saint, and Susie talks with author and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs about what that looks like. We look at how God chose women with shady reputations and used them to advance His purposes.

Thursday, June 12 – Angie Smith (Recorded) – Mended – No one is too broken for God to use. Listen as Susie talks with author and Women of Faith speaker Angie Smith, wife of Selah’s Todd Smith. We look at the ways God uses broken, imperfect vessels to show His love and glory to the world.

Friday, June 13 – Chip Ingram (Recorded) – True Spirituality – What does it mean to be truly spiritual? On this edition of Live the Promise Susie talks again with pastor and Faith Radio programmer Chip Ingram of Living on the Edge. We look at what it means to live a ‘Romans 12’ life, and why following Christ is more than a set of rules or rituals.

Saturday, June 14 – Celeste Li – Triumph Over Suffering refines us not only through trials but also through our reaction to those trials. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we hear Susie’s conversation with Dr. Celeste Li. She has walked alongside countless patients living with HIV/AIDS and we explore the hard lessons she learned and the call to suffer with others.


May 19 - 24, 2014

Monday, May 19 – Tullian Tchividjian – One-Way Love – Real life is long on law and short on grace—the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. We are all in need of some relief. To unpack this, Susie is talking with pastor Tullian Tchividjian. We spend time exploring the power of raw, unflinching grace to set us free and set the world on fire. Tullian’s book is One-Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World.

Tuesday, May 20 – Carol Lund and Tim Olson (In Studio) Dare to Dream – The life of a single mom is challenging, messy, and sometimes lonely. How can we support and minister to the women in our churches who are carrying the load by themselves? Listen as Susie talks with Carol Lund of Bridging the Gap. They unpack God’s heart for single parents and talk about an upcoming conference for single mothers!

Wednesday, May 21 – Andy Crouch Playing God Power can corrupt, when turned for selfish reasons. But it can also be used to bring life, fight injustice, and create beauty. Listen as Susie is joined by Andy Crouch, executive editor of Christianity Today. We take a fresh look at power, humility, and what it means to use our position for God.

Thursday, May 22 – Mark Batterson (Recorded) – All In – Following Christ means living a radical life of surrender – in other words, being All In. Listen to Susie’s conversation with author and pastor Mark Batterson of National Community Church. We explore what it means to follow Christ no matter what the cost.

Friday, May 23 – Matt Keller (Recorded) – God of the Underdogs – Do you feel too weak or broken to be used by God? Here’s an enduring truth: God is powerful enough to use even the least of us. Author and pastor Matt Keller says God delights in using ‘underdogs’ for His purposes, and he joins us to explain why.

Saturday, May 24 – Emily Freeman – A Million Little Ways Do you consider yourself to be an artist? The truth is, God wired you to cultivate and edify the world around you. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we hear Susie’s discussion with author Emily Freeman. We look at how to uncover our God-given gifts and explore how to reflect His glory in a million little ways.



May 12 - 17, 2014

Monday, May 12 – Lisa-Jo Baker – Surprised by Motherhood – Motherhood is more than a serious of checklists and parenting books. Listen to Susie’s conversation with author Lisa-Jo Baker. She shares her own adventure of resisting, and then embracing, the journey and lessons of motherhood, and we talk about how to honor women who step into the parenting world.

Tuesday, May 13 – Shaunti Feldhahn The Good News About Marriage – A common statistic in today’s culture is that fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce. But is that actually true? Listen as researcher Shaunti Feldhahn returns to the program. We uncover myths, truths, and how to build a healthy marriage according to God’s original design!

Wednesday, May 14 – Tim Sisarich (Recorded) – Irreplaceable – The tide of the culture is moving away from the biblical view of marriage and family. On this edition of Live the Promise, Susie welcomes Tim Sisarich. We talk about Irreplaceable, a compelling new documentary from Focus on the Family that examines the importance of mothers and fathers in the life of a child.

***This is an encore presentation of this interview, to promote the second national screening of Irreplaceable on May 15.***

Thursday, May 15 – Eric and Leslie Ludy – Wrestling Prayer – When is the last time that you spent time wrestling with God in prayer? Do you believe He has the power to answer? Eric and Leslie Ludy of Ellerslie Ministry return to unpack what it means to go hard after something in prayer and faith. Eric and Leslie’s book is Wrestling Prayer.

Friday, May 16 – Jeff Kinley – As in the Days of Noah – Jesus told His followers to be watchful and ready for His return. What does that mean for us today? On this edition of Live the Promise, Susie welcomes Jeff Kinley of Main Thing Ministries to the program. We explore the sweep of Bible prophecy and how to read the ‘signs of the times’ that signal Jesus’ return.

Saturday, May 17 – Renee Swope – A Confident Heart – Many women wrestle with the feeling of not being good enough, smart enough, pretty enough. How can we learn to let God define and speak to us? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie’s guest is author and Proverbs 31 speaker Renee Swope. We talk about how to embrace our identity and fulfill our God-given purpose.