October 27 - November 1, 2015
Monday, October 27 – Byron Paulus and Bill Elliff/OneCry; Erin Smalley/The Wholehearted Wife – Our nation is poised for a spiritual revival. On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes Byron Paulus and Bill Elliff back to the program to unpack that truth. Then Focus on the Family’s Erin Smalley joins us to talk about ten keys to being a whole-hearted wife.
Tuesday, October 28 – Liz Curtis Higgs/Redemption Stories; Becky Harling/Praise in Parenting – Everyone has a past in the kingdom of God. But He can redeem the darkest decisions. On the next Live the Promise Susie and author Liz Curtis Higgs look at how God chose women with shady reputations to advance His purposes. Then Becky Harling talks about how gratitude can change the way we parent!
Wednesday, October 29 – Craig Groeschel/Marriage; Kerri Weems/Rhythms of Grace – When we take vows, what does it mean to keep them? On the next Live the Promise Susie speaks with pastor Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.tv about keeping the vow of marriage. Then Kerri Weems of Celebration Church joins us to talk about the importance building a rhythm of rest into our days.
Thursday, October 30 – Randy Alcorn/The Sovereignty of God; Ema McKinley/Rush of Heaven – How can we understand the sovereignty of God over our choices? On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise Susie unpacks that question with author and pastor Randy Alcorn. Then Ema McKinley joins the program to share her miraculous story of healing and perseverance from her new book, Rush of Heaven.
Friday, October 31 – Alec Rowlands/The Presence; Jennifer Kennedy Dean/The Power of Small – How does our relationship with God affect our lives? On the next Live the Promise Dr. Alec Rowlands returns to talk about the presence of God, and how we can intentionally pursue intimacy with Him every day. Then prayer warrior Jennifer Kennedy Dean returns to talk about the power of our choices, no matter how small they may seem at the time.
Saturday, November 1 – Randy Singer – Novel Talk – What does it mean to act on behalf of another? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Susie talks with novelist and veteran attorney Randy Singer. They 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.
October 20 - 25, 2014
Monday, October 20 – Amani Mustafa (IN STUDIO)/Ministry to Muslim Women; Jim Cymbala/Storm – Women in the Muslim world can be challenging to reach with the gospel. On the next Live the Promise Susie is joined by television host Amani (a-MAN-ee) Mustafa, who shares about her weekly program for women. Then Pastor Jim Cymbala of The Brooklyn Tabernacle talks about hearing God’s voice in today’s stormy world.
Tuesday, October 21 – Ron Luce/Resilience; Annie Downs/Let’s All Be Brave – We have a strong foundation for faith, even in the shakiest of circumstances. Listen as Susie speaks with Ron Luce, president of Teen Mania Ministries, about building a strong walk with God. Then author Annie Downs encourages us to be brave and live with passion even when we struggle with fear.
Wednesday, October 22 – Jon Weece/Jesus Prom; Dr. Greg Smalley/Building a Strong Marriage – What does it mean to love as Jesus loved? On the next Live the Promise Susie and pastor Jon Weece explore that question. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley returns to unpack the next step for building a healthy marriage.
Thursday, October 23 – Paul Coughlin/Bullying; Bill and Pam Farrel (IN STUDIO)/Intimacy – What does it mean to take a stand against harassment? On the next Live the Promise Paul Coughlin from The Protectors joins Susie to talk about seeing and stopping acts of bullying, both in our schools and in our homes. Then Bill and Pam Farrel join us in studio to explore how to keep love and laughter in your marriage.
Friday, October 24 – Susie/Embracing Your Freedom; Jeff Hill (IN STUDIO)/Serenity Village – The enemy tries to take land from us – but we can reclaim it. On the next Live the Promise Susie unpacks the message from her book, Embracing Your Freedom. Then Pastor Jeff Hill of Serenity Village Community Church shares his journey from addiction and heartbreak to redemption and full life in Christ.
Saturday, October 25 – Pat and Andrew Palau – When a Prodigal Comes Back –Many of us experience the heartbreak of a loved one walking away from God. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise 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.
October 13 - 18, 2014
Monday, October 13 – Naghmeh Abedini and Matthew Clark/Pray for Saeed; Jackson Dunn/Healing Broken Families – God calls us to remember those in prison. On the next Live the Promise Susie is joined by Naghmeh Abedini for an update on her husband, Pastor Saeed, imprisoned in Iran. Then Jackson Dunn of Focus on the Family joins us to talk about how God redeems families that are broken by divorce.
Tuesday, October 14 – Gerard Long/Awakening to God; Chrystal Evans Hurst/Kingdom Woman – What does it mean to awaken to God? On the next Live the Promise Susie speaks with Gerard Long of Alpha USA about intimacy with God. Then author Chrystal Evans Hurst issues a call for women everywhere to stand with confidence in Christ and become warriors in the kingdom of God.
Wednesday, October 15 – Max Lucado/Before Amen (RECORDED); Chuck Swindoll/Abraham (RECORDED) – Do you struggle to pray? On the next Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with author Max Lucado about the power of the ‘pocket prayer.’ Then Pastor Chuck Swindoll of Insight for Living shares key lessons from the life of Abraham
Thursday, October 16 – J.R. Briggs/Fail; David Timms/The Power of Blessing – Our failures don’t have to define us. They can sometimes be the best teachers. On the next Live the Promise Susie is joined by J.R. Briggs to talk about getting back up after a fall. Then David Timms returns to the program to talk about the power of our words in blessing and strengthening others.
Friday, October 17 – Scott Todd/Hope Rising; Jamin Goggin/Beloved Dust – We have the power to end poverty in our lifetime. Listen as Susie welcomes Scott Todd of Compassion International back to the program to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Then Jamin (JAY-min) Goggin shares what it means to have a relationship with God and walk it out in daily life.
Saturday, October 18 – Shelene Bryan – Love, Skip, Jump – God knows the plans He has for us. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with Shelene Bryan. She shares some of the principles of exciting, risky faith: We are called to love the way God loves us, skip comfort in favor of serving another, and jump into the epic journey God has planned for us.
October 6 - 11, 2014
Monday, October 6 – Ron Rhodes/Bible Answers and End Times; Kevin Leman/Parenting – What does the Bible teach us about the end times? On the next Live the Promise Susie is joined by Bible scholar Ron Rhodes for our monthly edition of Bible Answers. Then parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman joins the program to talk about how to handle a strong-willed child.
Tuesday, October 7 – Mark Alan (IN STUDIO)/The Artist’s Corner; Kathi Lipp/The Cure for the Perfect Life – What songs are ministering to you right now? Listen as musician Mark Alan joins Susie in-studio for an hour of worship and live music. Then author and mom Kathi Lipp invites us to rebel against perfectionism and learn to love the way God wired us.
Wednesday, October 8 – Dr. Erwin Lutzer (SECOND HALF ONLY)/The King is Coming; Dr. Greg Smalley/Relationships – We serve the King of Kings – and He’s coming back soon. On the next Live the Promise Dr. Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor of The Moody Church, joins us to talk about the reign of Christ. Then Susie’s good friend Dr. Greg Smalley is back to field your questions on building healthy, God-centered relationships.
Thursday, October 9 – Jurgen Matthesius/PUSH; Aaron and Ben Pierce (IN STUDIO)/Steiger International – What does it mean to PUSH through your prayers? Listen as Susie and pastor Jurgen Matthesius (YER-gen Mah-TESS-eeyus) look at how to Pray Until Something Happens. Then Aaron and Sam Pierce of Steiger International join us in studio to talk about a global outreach to secular youth.
Friday, October 10 – Caryn Rivadeneira (RECORDED)/Broke; Bob and Audrey Meisner (RECORDED)/Marriage – When financial crisis comes, we learn that God is our Rock. On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Caryn Rivadeneira about how to lean on God for our daily bread in difficult seasons. Then we hear the powerful account of how God healed a marriage that was broken from infidelity.
Saturday, October 11 – Tessa Afshar – Novel Talk – When tragedy sends us reeling, God’s hand never leaves us. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with Tessa Afshar. They unpack the themes of her new novel, based on the life of Ruth, and talk about how God works even in dark times to redeem and restore His people.
September 29 - October 4, 2014
Monday, September 29 – Jimmy Page/One Word; Leslie Vernick/Healthy Relationships – How can one word change the trajectory of your life? On the next Live the Promise Susie is joined by Jimmy Page. We’ll talk about choosing a word to center your faith journey. Then counselor Leslie Vernick is back to explore how to recognize and respond to unhealthy relationships.
Tuesday, September 30 – Lee Wolfe Blum (IN STUDIO)/Eating Disorders; Darlene Schacht/Marriage – How does the gospel bring light to eating disorders? On the next Live the Promise Lee Wolfe Blum joins Susie in studio to share her powerful story of overcoming anorexia. Then Darlene Schacht will share what she’s learned about love, messiness, and building a marriage God’s way.
Wednesday, October 1 – Craig von Buseck/Grace and Truth; Dr. Greg Smalley/Relationships – How can we pray over current events as Christians? On the next Live the Promise Craig von Buseck is back to talk about engaging the world and culture in Grace and Truth. Then Susie’s good friend Dr. Greg Smalley is back to field your questions on building healthy, God-centered relationships.
Thursday, October 2 – John and Sam Eldredge (SAM IN STUDIO)/Killing Lions; Jeff Anderson/Plastic Donuts – How does God lead us into adulthood? On the next Live the Promise we’ll look at what it means for a boy to become a man with John Eldredge of Ransomed Heart Ministries, along with his son Sam. Then author Jeff Anderson joins us to talk about the joy that comes from generosity.
Friday, October 3 – Wayne Pederson (RECORDED)/Grief; Tammy Daughtry/CoParenting (RECORDED) – We don’t grieve as those without hope…Listen as 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.
Saturday, October 4 – Anne Graham Lotz – Heaven – Jesus went to prepare a place for us – but what is that place going to be like? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie welcome backs evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the Reverend Billy Graham. We explore what the Bible says about heaven, life after death, and the ultimate hope we have in Christ.