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April 14 - 19, 2014

Monday, April 14 – John Eldredge The Humanity of Jesus Jesus is fully God. But what does it mean for Him to be fully man too? Listen as Susie welcomes back John Eldredge of Ransomed Heart Ministries. We spend some time unpacking the humanity of Jesus, and what it means that He was able to sympathize with our weaknesses.

Tuesday, April 15 – Gary Chapman – Forgiveness – Forgiving is one of the hardest things we are called to do. How can we learn to let go of past hurts and choose forgiveness? Author and marriage expert Dr. Gary Chapman joins Susie to offer truths and steps to forgiving others, as God in Christ forgave us. We talk about When Sorry Isn’t Enough.

Wednesday, April 16 – Anne Graham Lotz – Anticipating Jesus’ Return – In the days leading up to His death, Jesus made sure His followers were focused on His love and His promise to return. On this Live the Promise Susie speaks with author and evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Reverend Billy Graham. We’re going to talk about how prepare our hearts and lives to meet Jesus when He comes again.

Thursday, April 17 – Jeff Manion – The Land Between – Sometimes we find ourselves in a season of waiting on God without fully understanding the reasons. Author and pastor Jeff Manion says God has a specific purpose in every season of waiting. He helps us explore the characteristics of The Land Between, and the growth and intimacy that can result.

Friday, April 18 – Kay Warren (Recorded) – Choose Joy God doesn’t promise us a life without pain, but He does promise to give joy in the midst of it. On the Good 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, April 19 – Stephen Mansfield – Killing Jesus – It was the darkest day in human history. But it led to the glorious hope of the Resurrection. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with Stephen Mansfield. He told the powerful story of the crucifixion of Christ and what it means to live on the other side of the cross.


April 7 - 12, 2014

Monday, April 7 – Craig Groeschel Fight Our weapons of warfare are not of this world. But we are still called to battle. Listen to Susie’s powerful discussion with pastor Craig Groeschel of We unpack the life of Samson and talk about what it means to fight – for our family, for our marriage, and for our faith.

Tuesday, April 8 – Spring Share!

Wednesday, April 9 – Spring Share!

Thursday, April 10 – Spring Share!

Friday, April 11 – Lynn Donovan (Recorded) – Not Alone – Do you feel alone in your attempts to raise godly children? Listen as Susie talks with Lynn Donovan. She’s living in a spiritually mismatched marriage, and she’ll talk about how to raise your children with faith within that context. Lynn’s book is Not Alone. 

Saturday, April 12 – Tommy Barnett – The Power of a Half Hour – 30 minutes may seem like a short time. But used appropriately, it could change your life. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Susie is joined by pastor Tommy Barnett! He’s going to challenge us to grow in fruitfulness and productivity through The Power of a Half Hour.


March 31 - April 5, 2014

Monday, March 31 – Naghmeh Abedini and Tiffany Barrans Save Saeed An American pastor traveled to Iran to work on an orphanage. Today Saeed Abedini sits in an Iranian prison, sentenced under false charges, because he is a Christian. On the next Live the Promise, Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh (NOGG-may), and advocate Tiffany Barrans join Susie to share Saeed’s story and encourage us to pray.

Tuesday, April 1 – Brad Formsma – I Like Giving – When you choose to live a generous life, you start to change, and so does the world around you. Listen to Susie’s discussion with author Brad Formsma. He offers a radical new model for giving and shares how it has transformed his family, his community, and the world.

Wednesday, April 2 – Jennifer Dukes Lee – Love Idol – Do you wrestle with the need to please and appease others? Listen as Susie is joined by Jennifer Dukes Lee. We’ll spend some time exploring the power of the gospel to renew our minds and talk about why God’s view of our lives carries infinitely more weight than the views of those around us.

Thursday, April 3 – Nik Ripken – The Insanity of Obedience – Sometimes God leads us to do something that looks crazy and risky to the rest of the world. On the next edition of Live the Promise, author Nik Ripken joins Susie to share his message of global discipleship and issue a call for us to live radical Christ-centered lives, regardless of the cost.

Friday, April 4 – Susie – Music and worship – How does God use music, other believers, and His Word to encourage and empower us? On the next Live the Promise Susie’s guest is you! We’re going to have a time of worship, prayer, and teaching as we celebrate what God’s been doing in our lives and pray for those around us.

Saturday, April 5 – Julie Gorman – Restoring Honor to Men – When a woman has been hurt by men in the past, she can struggle with seeing them as godly and trustworthy. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Susie is joined by life coach Julie Gorman. They look at the lies women believe about men, and how we can view them as God does, with honor and grace. Julie’s book is What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Men.



March 24 - 29, 2014

Monday, March 24 – Kyle Idleman Aha Moments We’ve all had moments of sudden insight or revelation. It’s important to share those moments with others! Listen to Susie’s discussion with Pastor Kyle Idleman. He joins us to unpack Aha moments that draw us closer to God. Then Susie takes your calls and talks about how God brings clarity and joy into moments of uncertainty.

Tuesday, March 25 – Stovall Weems – The God-First Life – Sometimes we get so tied up in to-do lists and routines that we forget what it means to be a Christian in the first place. On this edition of Live the Promise Susie’s guest is Pastor Stovall Weems of Celebration Church. He helps us boil down the Christian life into one simple yet powerful phrase – “seek first the kingdom of God.” Stovall’s book is The God-First Life.

Wednesday, March 26 – Matt Brown (In Studio) – Fruit of the Spirit –How can we tell if the Holy Spirit is working in our lives? Listen as Susie welcomes evangelist Matt Brown back to the studio. We spend some time unpacking the fruit of the Spirit and talk about how to cultivate love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Thursday, March 27 – 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.

Friday, March 28 – Mimi Wilson (Recorded) – Mentorship – God gives us wisdom and insight so we can share it with believers around us. On this edition of Live the Promise, we hear Susie’s discussion with Mimi Wilson. She’s a woman who has ministered to dozens of young women throughout her life, and she shares what it means to have, and to be, a mentor.

Saturday, March 29 – Ron Rhodes – Understand Your Bible – The Bible can be a very intimidating book. How can we understand it? What does it say about the God Who created us? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks again with Bible scholar Ron Rhodes. They tackle your questions on the Trinity, prophecy, how to read the Bible, and much more.


March 17 - 22, 2014 

Monday, March 17 – Bo Stern Ruthless We all face battles in our lifetime and they come in many forms. Do you know the God Who comes alongside you and fights for you? Listen to Susie’s powerful discussion with Bo Stern. Her husband has been battling ALS for three years, and she shares what they’ve learned about the God who is Ruthless on our behalf.

Tuesday, March 18 – Greg Pruett – Extreme Prayer – Prayer is a conversation between us and the God Who created us. What do your conversations with Him sound like? Susie and Greg Pruett, president of Pioneer Bible Translators, unpack the powerful answers to prayer from Scripture and give us a charge to come to God with requests that only He can meet.

Wednesday, March 19 – Jennifer Rothschild – God is Just Not Fair – When she was fifteen years old, Jennifer Rothschild (ROTH-child, no ‘S’) lost her sight. She shares her story and faith journey with Susie in her new book, God is Just Not Fair. We talk about the importance of trusting God when we’re suffering and why His presence is more valuable than His answers.

Thursday, March 20 – Arlene Pellicane – 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife – Are you wrestling with disappointment in your marriage? How can a woman come alongside her husband and love him in a Christ-like way? Listen as Susie talks with author Arlene Pellicane. We unpack strategies for choosing joy and building a fruitful marriage.

Friday, March 21 – Lisa Cherry (In Studio) – Not Open – The church is losing its influence in the world. How can we engage culture without bending or changing our doctrine? Listen as Susie welcomes Lisa Cherry to the studio. We’ll talk about faith, truth, and the danger of compromising when it comes to sharing the gospel.

Saturday, March 22 – Lee Cummings – Be Radiant – Jesus told His followers, “You are the light of the world.” How can we shine God’s light and live out of faith rather than doubt? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Susie welcomes pastor Lee Cummings of Radiant Church to the show. We look at how the gospel gives us a new, radiant identity in Christ.