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August 29-September 3, 2016

Monday, August 29 – Liz Curtis Higgs/Redemption Stories; Chuck Tate/ 41 Will Come – Is your story past the point of no return? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise Susie welcomes Liz Curtis Higgs back to the program for the latest edition of Redemption Stories. Then, author Chuck Tate joins Susie to unpack his book 41 Will Come. He explains how when life gets tough, we need to persevere, because break through will come.

Tuesday, August 30 – Karl Vaters/ The Grasshopper Myth; David Ireland/ Power of Praying Children – What does it mean for a church to be successful? On the Tuesday edition of Live the Promise, author Karl Vaters joins Susie to talk about big churches, small churches and the small thinking that divides them as they unpack his book, The Grasshopper Myth. Then, Dr. David Ireland joins the program to explain how we can become powerful prayer warriors and teach our families the importance of prayer.

Wednesday, August 31 – Andrew Scott/ Scatter; Susie Larson/ Your Powerful Prayers – God has called us to be in the world, not of the world, but what does that mean? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, Andrew Scott joins Susie to explain why his prayer is that we will be the first generation to scatter across the globe, on purpose. Then, join Susie as she unpacks her new book, Your Powerful Prayers: Reaching the Heart of God with a Bold and Humble Faith.

Thursday, September 1 – Paul David Tripp/ Parenting; Jennifer Dukes Lee/ The Happiness Dare Do you ever wish there was a guaranteed formula for raising good kids? On the Thursday edition Live the Promise, Paul Tripp joins me to share 14 Gospel principles that can radically change your family. Then, former news journalist and author Jennifer Dukes Lee invites us to pursue our truest, most satisfied, most faith-filled self as we unpack her book The Happiness Dare.

Friday, September 2 – Sheila Walsh/ Longing in Me; Dr. Troy Spurrill/ Health and Healing - What can we learn from the life of King David? On the Friday edition Live the Promise Susie welcomes Sheila Walsh to the program, as they look at the life of David and talk about how God fills the longings of our hearts. Then Dr. Troy Spurrill joins Susie for a fascinating conversation about chronic diseases, and the connections between them and our mental and emotional health.

Saturday, September 3 – Cheryl Martin/ Distinctly You – Do you find yourself wishing God had made you someone else? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Cheryl Martin. Cheryl explains how we can trade comparison and competition for freedom and fulfillment as they unpack her book Distinctly You.

 

August 22-27, 2016

Monday, August 22 Richard Hansen/ Paradox Lost; Chip Ingram/ Scripture Memorization Do you see the unanswerable questions of Christianity as barriers to your faith? On the next live the promise, pastor Richard Hansen joins Susie to unpack how the mysteries of God are actually wonder-filled invitations to a deeper, better way of knowing God. Then Chip Ingram returns to discuss the power of Scripture memorization.

Tuesday, August 23 – Kenneth Boa/Rewriting Your Broken Story; Banning Liebscher/Rooted – How do you fix a broken story? On the next Live the Promise, author Ken Boa joins Susie to unpack how we can rewrite our broken stories through the power of an eternal perspective. Then, Banning Liebscher, founder of Jesus Culture joins the program to discuss the hidden places where God develops us from his book; Rooted.

Wednesday, August 24 – Karen Jordan/ Words that Change Everything; Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley/ Marriage and Parenting – Do you suffer from unbridled, debilitating emotions? On the next Live the Promise, author Karen Jordan joins Susie to offer hope and practical strategies to help men and women speak God’s truth to their emotions as they unpack her book, Words That Change Everything. Then, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley are back to talk about what God has been teaching them about marriage and parenting.

Thursday, August 25 – Timothy Jennings/ The God-Shaped Brain; Ryan Romeo/Outcry (Bill Arnold Hosts Both Hours) – What if what you believe about God actually changes your brain? On the next Live the Promise, Timothy Jennings joins the program. Timothy explains how our beliefs affect our physical, mental, and spiritual health as unpack his book The God-Shaped Brain. Then Ryan Romeo joins us to share some new voices speaking out about the power of the church.

Friday, August 26 – Larry Magnuson/ Pastors are People too (Live Bill Arnold hosts); John Cortines/ God and Money (Recorded) - What are your top expectations for your pastor? On the next live the Promise, author Larry Magnuson joins us to unpack his book Pastors Are People Too: What They Won’t Tell You but You Need to Know. Then, you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with John Cortines as we discuss a Biblical view of stewardship and take a look at the power of radical generosity

Saturday, August 27 – Phillip Waldrep/Prodigal Child from 6/14 – Is your child a prodigal who has walked away from the church or even their faith? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise. You’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Phil Waldrep. They’ll unpack what happens when a loved one has walked away from the church, and how can we reach out to them with love and understanding.

 

August 15-20, 2016

Monday, August 15 – Elizabeth Brown/ Standing Up When Life Falls Down Around You; Mark Schaller/ The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations – When your life feels out of control, how do you respond? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise, Susie welcomes professional counselor Elizabeth Brown as she offers us practical advice for moving through hard times. Then, author Mary Schaller joins the program to unpack the 9 arts of spiritual conversations as she explains how we can walk alongside people who believe differently.

Tuesday, August 16 – Lisa Bevere/ Without Rival; Ruth Everhart/ Ruined – Are you tired of playing the comparison game and looking at others as rivals instead of friends? On the next Live the Promise welcomes author and speaker Lisa Bevere to unpack how we can stop seeing people as rivals and instead make the deep connections with God that we long for. Also, author Ruth Everhart joins Susie to share spiritual insights about faith, forgiveness, and the will of God from her memoir Ruined.

Wednesday, August 17 – Bruce Wilkinson/ The Freedom Factor; Dr. Greg Smalley/Parenting – Do you struggle with un-forgiveness? On the next Live the Promise, Susie welcomes author Dr. Bruce Wilkinson to the program as they unpack his book The Freedom Factor. They discuss how we can find peace with God by forgiving others and ourselves. Then, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley return to talk about what God has been teaching them about marriage and parenting. 

Thursday, August 18 - Steve Brown/ Hidden Agendas; Matthew Sorens/ Seeking Refuge – Do you ever feel like your relationships aren’t what they should be? On the next Live the Promise, author and radio host Steve Brown joins Susie. He explains how we can drop our masks and experience God’s love which has the power to propel us into the real relationships we thought we’d never have. Then, Matthew Sorens from World Relief joins Susie to unpack how Christians should respond to the refuge crisis. 

Friday, August 19 - Paul Borthwick/ Great Commission, Great Compassion (Live); Kent Annan/ Slow Kingdom Coming (Recorded) - Do you find yourself saying you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, but not really acting like one? On the next Live the Promise, author Paul Borthwick joins Susie to unpack our call as Christians to follow Jesus into all the world. Then, you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Kent Annan as they discuss how we can stay committed to making God’s Kingdom come here on earth.

Saturday, August 20 – Jill Savage/ Better Together – Are you a mom but feel like you’re doing it all by yourself? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Jill Savage of Hearts at Home. They explore the power of community and how mothers can build deep relationships instead of living in isolation.

 

August 8-13, 2016

Monday, August 8 – Christa Black Gifford/ Heart Made Whole; Mark Mitchell/ 10 Commandments – Do you have unhealed pain in your life? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise, author Christa Black Gifford joins Susie Larson to unpack how we can turn our unhealed pain into our greatest strength. Then Mark Mitchell joins Susie to explain how the 10 commandments set us free.

Tuesday, August 9 - Jack Graham/ Angels; Songs and Verses - When you think of angels, what comes to your mind? On the Tuesday edition of Live the Promise, author Jack Graham joins Susie to unpack his book Angels: Who They Are, What They Do, and Why It Matters. Then, Susie will take your calls, she wants to hear from you about what God is doing in your life on another edition of Songs and Verses.

Wednesday, August 10 - Lorraine Marie Varela/ Love in the Face of ISIS; Erik Guzman/ The Seed – What should we do when we hear about the persecution of Christians on the news? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, author Lorraine Marie Varela joins Susie to talk about how to respond to global persecution and unpack seven strategies of prayer to use in the face of the ISIS crisis. Then Susie welcomes author Erik Guzman to the show to unpack his book The Seed: A True Myth.

Thursday, August 11 – Dr. Troy Spurrill/ Health and Healing (Both Hours) - What does it mean to steward our bodies well? On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise, Dr. Troy Spurrill joins Susie in studio for both hours to take your calls and answer your questions. They discuss the health and healing of the mind, body and spirit.

Friday, August 12 – Jenny Simmons/ The Road to Becoming (HR1 Live); Michael Brown/ The Grace Controversy (HR2 Recorded) -  Does your life often NOT go as planned? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise, Susie welcomes singer/songwriter Jenny Simmons. They unpack how we can rediscover our lives in Christ when things don’t go the way we originally intended. Then we’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Dr. Michael Brown as discuss his book The Grace Controversy.

Saturday, August 13 – Stu Epperson Jr./ The Last Words of Jesus - Do you remember the last words Jesus spoke on earth? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, we’ll hear Susie’s conversation with pastor, author, and radio host Stu Epperson Jr. They unpack the last seven statements uttered by Jesus. Stu will explain how understanding these statements is the first step to a richer life. 

  

 

August 1-6, 2016

Monday, August 1 – Bible Answers with Ron Rhodes – God has equipped us to know Him, through His Word and His people. What do you want to learn about Him? On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes back Bible scholar Dr. Ron Rhodes for the June edition of Bible Answers. We’ll dig into God’s Word and look at His character, sovereignty, and power in our lives, while we address your Bible questions!

Tuesday, August 2 - Mike McDaniel/ The Resurgent Church; Robert J. Morgan/ The Strength You Need – Our culture was once rich in faith. However today, “no belief” is now the hottest religious status. On the next Live the Promise. Susie welcomes Mike McDaniel to the program to unpack how we can thrive in a post-Christian world. Then Robert J. Morgan joins Susie to break down the 12 greatest strength passages in the Bible. 

Wednesday, August 3 – John Burke/Imagine Heaven; Rhys (Reese) Stenner/ If In Doubt - Many people throughout history have reported near-death experiences but, how do they line up with the Bible? On the next Live the Promise, John Burke joins Susie Larson to walk through biblical truths of heaven and what is waiting for us after we die. Then, Rhys (Reece) Stenner, senior pastor of new Hope Baptist church joins the program to unpack answers to seven great questions about faith. 

Thursday, August 4 – Kai Nilsen/ Renew your life; Logan Wolfram/ Curious Faith -

When we’re running too hard and too long, we’ll hit a wall. God wants us to have rest. Hey Friends! This is Susie Larson and on the next Live the Promise I talk with author Kai Nilsen. He shares his own journey from burnout to rest and replenishment in God. Then, author Logan Wolfram joins me. She and I unpack how a little curiosity can help us rediscover hope in the God of possibility.

Friday, August 6 – Sheridan Voysey/ Unseen Footprints; Chris Hill/ Walking to Jerusalem (Both Hours Recorded) - Do you ever find yourself sensing that there’s more to this life than meets the eye? Hey Friends! This is Susie Larson. On the next Live the Promise, I’m honored to welcome Sheridan Voysey back to the program as he helps open our eyes to the spiritual activity of the divine all around us. Then, you’ll hear my conversation with Pastor Chris Hill as he unpacks how every step of our lives has divine purpose from God.

Saturday, August 6 – Larry Osborne/ Accidental Pharisee - What does it mean to be a Pharisee and can we still be one today? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, we’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Larry Osborne as they unpack his book Accidental Pharisees and explain how we can avoid pride, exclusivity, and the other dangers of overzealous faith.