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May 2-5, 2016

Monday, May 2 – Ron Rhodes/Bible Answers! – What are we to do with passages in Scripture that are challenging to understand? Listen as Susie welcomes back scholar Ron Rhodes for the May edition of Bible Answers. He’ll address your questions on the end times, the nature of Christ, and what it means to be saved.

Tuesday, May 3 – LeighAnn McCoy/Spiritual Warfare and the Family; Jill Savage/Better Together – What does it mean to do spiritual warfare on behalf of our family? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with author LeighAnn McCoy. LeighAnn shares practical tools to pray for your children and grandchildren. Then we talk with Jill Savage of Hearts at Home. We explore the power of community and how mothers can build deep relationships instead of living in isolation.

Wednesday, May 4 – TC Stallings/The Pursuit; Dr. Greg Smalley/Relationships – How can we seek God’s purpose for our life? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with author and actor TC Stallings. He shares 14 ways we can discern and actively pursue God’s calling for us. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley joins the program to talk about building and sustaining God-centered relationships.

Thursday, May 5 – Neil Cole/One Thing; Carol Lund (In Studio)/God’s Heart for Single Mothers – This world needs a revolution – but not in the way we might think. Listen to Susie’s conversation with Neil Cole. Neil shares how we can use love as the most powerful tool for change in our culture. Then Carol Lund of Bridging the Gap joins us in studio. We talk about God’s heart for single mothers and discuss an upcoming event designed to give them a time of rest, encouragement, and renewal.

Friday, May 6 – 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, May 7 – Jon Weece – Me Too – We serve a God who wrote Himself into our story and can say “Me too.” On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor and author Jon Weece. We talk about why it’s important that the God who created us entered our world, experienced our suffering, identified with our weakness, and died to redeem us.


April 25-30, 2016

Monday, April 25 – Os Guinness/A Free People’s Suicide; Dan Allender/Healing the Wounded Heart The health of a country is based largely on the freedoms of its people. On the next Live the Promise 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, April 26 – Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha/Beauty Begins; Nika Maples/Hunting for Hope – Culture tells us many things, but God sees our value and beauty perfectly. Listen as Chris Shook and her daughter Megan Shook Alpha share God’s definition of beauty. Then Susie talks with Nika Maples. She shares her incredible recovery from a stroke that nearly took her life, and what it means that God alone is our source of true hope.

Wednesday, April 27 – Shelene Bryan/Ridiculous Faith; Jennifer Kennedy Dean/Synced God calls us to have ridiculous faith. What does that mean? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Shelene Bryan to talk about the steps of faith God asks us to take, and how He equips us to take them. Then author Jennifer Kennedy Dean joins the program. We talk about what it means to live a life of prayer that is in sync with Jesus and His power.

Thursday, April 28 – Dr. Michael Guillen/Amazing Truths; Bo Stern/Ruthless God – Many people believe science and faith can never go hand in hand. On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Dr. Michael Guillen (GILL-en). We take a look at God’s creation and how science and the Bible can deepen our faith. Then we hear from Bible teacher Bo Stern. She explores the truth that God is ruthless on our behalf and fights for His children.

Friday, April 29 – Susie/Balance That Works When Life Doesn’t; Lauren Chandler/Steadfast Faith (Both Hours Recorded) – What does it look and feel like to have a truly balanced life? How does God bring balance? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks about how to maintain our focus and priorities in the different seasons of life. Then Lauren Chandler shares how God was her anchor in the aftermath of her husband’s cancer diagnosis.

Saturday, April 30 – Craig Groeschel – Struggles – How can we stay focused on God when trends and media are clamoring for our attention? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor and author Craig Groeschel. We spent some time unpack the danger of a self-focused life, and the impact that technology and social media are having on our walk with God.


April 18-23, 2016

Monday, April 18 – J. Warner Wallace/God’s Not Dead 2; Bill Farrel/7 Simple Skills for Every Man How can we learn to explain our faith in a culture that is turning against God? On the next Live the Promise guest host Bill Arnold speaks with author and scholar J. Warner Wallace. He talks about his role in the new film, God’s Not Dead 2. Then author and speaker Bill Farrel joins the program. He unpacks seven key skills every man should cultivate.

Tuesday, April 19 – Ruth Soukup/Uncluttered; Brad Lomenick/H3 Leadership – Sometimes we allow too many things into our life – physically and emotionally. On the Tuesday edition of Live the Promise guest host Bill Arnold talks with Ruth Soukup about how to de-clutter your life. Then leadership consultant Brad Lomenick joins the program. He and Bill talk about the three basic principles of successful leadership – humility, hunger, and hustle.

Wednesday, April 20 – Trillia Newbell/Fear and Faith; David and Aaron Pierce/Steiger International (Hour 2 Recorded) How can we learn to walk in faith? On the next Live the Promise Bill Arnold talks with Trillia Newbell about how God’s presence overcomes the fears we carry. Then David and Aaron Pierce of Steiger International join Bill in studio. They share how God is using artists and musicians to reach the global secular youth with the message of the gospel.

Thursday, April 21 – Dr. Philip Nation/Habits of Holiness; Cary Humphries/Finishing Well (Hour 2 Recorded) – Spiritual disciplines can empower our faith. Listen as guest host Bill Arnold talks with Dr. Philip Nation about how faith-building habits can draw us into community and focus our lives. Then we’ll hear a powerful conversation between Bill and his mentor, Cary Humphries. Cary shares his testimony and what it means to finish well as a man of God.

Friday, April 22 – Laura Ludvigson, Stephanie Armstrong and Cindy Berglund/Mentorship; Kent and Amber Brantly/Called for Life (Both Hours Recorded) – There is power in mature Christians coming alongside younger ones. Listen as Susie talks with a panel of women about the power and practicality of mentorship. Then Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife Amber share their calling to medical missions, and how God healed Kent of the Ebola virus.

Saturday, April 23 – Chris August – The Artist’s Corner – Moments of pain can make us grateful for God’s presence. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we’ll hear Susie’s conversation with singer-songwriter Chris August. He joined the program to share his newest album, his battle with depression, and how God healed him of a serious injury and gave him a heart for music.


April 11-16, 2016

Monday, April 11 – Peter and Carolyn Haas (In Studio) - Broken Escalators//Susie - Songs and Verses – How can we think about "success" from God’s perspective? Listen as Pastor Peter and Carolyn Haas join Susie in studio to talk about worldly advancement and how God uses challenges to shape our character. Then we’ll take your calls and look at what God has been teaching you from His Word, as well as listen to some powerful worship songs.

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Thursday, April 14 – Share

Friday, April 15 – Phil Waldrep/Reaching Your Prodigal; Jackie Bledsoe/The 7 Rings of Marriage (Both Hours Recorded) – When a loved one has walked away from the church, how can we reach out to them with love and understanding? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Phil Waldrep about how to share our faith with a prodigal. Then Jackie Bledsoe shares what he and his wife have learned about perseverance, restoration, and what it takes to let God build a lifelong marriage.

Saturday, April 16 – Don Everts – Reaching the Postmodern Skeptic – We can share our faith with others in a loving, humble, inviting way. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor and author Don Everts. He’s spent much of his life speaking with those in the postmodern movement, and he shares the five thresholds a skeptic crosses in their journey to faith in Christ.



April 4-9, 2015

Monday, April 4 – Ron Rhodes – Bible Answers What are we to do with passages in Scripture that are challenging to understand? Listen as guest host Bill Arnold is joined by scholar Ron Rhodes for the April edition of Bible Answers. He’ll address your questions on free will, the truth of Scripture, God’s Trinitarian nature, and more!

Tuesday, April 5 – Danny Huerta/Overcoming Trauma; Ray Johnston/Jesus Wants His Church Back – When something unexpected comes into our life, we try to manage the effects on our own. Listen as Susie talks with counselor Danny Huerta of Focus on the Family about how to let God heal us from traumatic experiences. Then Pastor Ray Johnston shares God’s original plan for the church and what it means to live a radical, sacrificial faith.

Wednesday, April 6 – Brad Hewitt (In Studio)/Your New Money Mindset; Dr. Jeremiah Johnston/Unanswered When God gives us resources, we’re called to use them to bless others. On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, offers wise counsel for handling money. Then Dr. Jeremiah Johnston returns to the program to tackle the biggest questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity.

Thursday, April 7 – Sheila Walsh/The Longing in Me; Dr. Troy Spurrill (In Studio)/Health and Healing – What can we learn from the life of King David? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with author Sheila Walsh. We’ll look at the life of David and talk about how God fills the longings of our hearts. Then Dr. Troy Spurrill (SPURR-ell) joins us in studio. We’ll have a fascinating conversation about the connections between our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Friday, April 8 – Skip Heitzig/Beyond Normal; Lisa Anderson/The Dating Manifesto (Both Hours Recorded) – What does it mean to live with integrity? Listen as Susie and Pastor Skip Heitzig (HYTE-zigg) explore holding to our biblical values in a world that encourages compromise. Then Focus on the Family’s Lisa Anderson joins us to offer a manifesto for dating at every age and stage of life.

Saturday, April 9 – Carey Scott – Untangling Your Emotions – There are many things from our past that can sidetrack us – fear, anxiety, hurt, and bitterness. But we can learn to let them go and move toward peace and joy. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie is joined by author Carey Scott. She joined us to offer help to women who are struggling to untangle their emotions.