December 5-12, 2016
Monday, December 5 – Bianca Juarez Olthoff/ Play With Fire; Daniel Henderson/ Prayers God Loves to Answer – Do you believe that God is ready to use you right now? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise, Bianca Juarez Olthoff joins the program to help us discover fierce faith, unquenchable passion, and a life-giving God. Then Daniel Henderson joins Susie to explain how we can access Christ’s wisdom for our greatest needs as we unpack his book The Prayer God Loves to Answer.
Tuesday, December 6 – Liz Curtis Higgs/ Women of Christmas; Gary Thomas/ Cherish – What can we learn about the Christmas story from the lives of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna? On the Tuesday edition of Live the Promise, Liz Curtis Higgs returns to help us experience the Christmas season afresh as she unpacks her book The Women of Christmas. Then, Gary Thomas joins the program to discuss his new book Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything For Your Marriage.
Wednesday, December 7 – Dr. Greg Smalley/ Marriage and Parenting; Edie Wadsworth/ All The Pretty Things – What can we learn about God from our marriages? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, Dr. Greg Smalley joins us to share some more marriage and parenting insight. Then, author Edie Wadsworth joins Susie. She unpacks her memoir All the Pretty Things: The Story of a Southern Girl Who Went through Fire to Find Her Way Home.
Thursday, December 8 - Dr. Troy Spurrill/ Health and Healing - Scripture says that our bodies are temples of the Living God. But what does it really mean to steward our bodies well? On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise, Dr. Troy Spurrill from the Synapse Center for Health and Healing joins Susie in studio for both hours to take your calls and answer your questions as they discuss the health and healing of the mind, body, and spirit.
Friday, December 9 – Dr. David Ireland/ Raising a Child Who Prayers; Luis Palau/ Evangelism – Do you want to establish a culture of prayer in your home but you just don’t know how? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise, Dr. David Ireland joins Susie to unpack how we can raise children who pray. Then, we’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Luis Palau about his legacy of evangelism.
Saturday, December 10 – Tina Schmidt/ Zoe Helps – What’s the most effective way to end poverty? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, we’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Tina Schmidt of Zoe Helps. Tina shares how Zoe works to break the cycle of poverty, utilizing an approach to empowerment that is locally based, comprehensive, and child-led.
November 28 - December 3, 2016
Monday, November 28 – Dr. Michael Guillen/ Amazing Truths; Leon Fontaine/ Spirit Contemporary (Recorded) – Do science and the Bible contradict themselves? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise, Susie welcomes Dr. Michael Guillen back the program. We’ll take a look at God’s creation and how understanding science and the Bible can deepen our faith. Then, Leon Fontaine, author of The Spirit Contemporary Life, joins Susie to unpack how we can unleash the miraculous in our everyday lives.
Tuesday, November 29 – John Burke/ Unshockable Love; Jeff Spadafora/ Joy Model (Bill Arnold Hosts) – Why were sinners so attracted to Jesus yet repelled by the religious? On the Tuesday edition of Live the Promise, John Burke joins the program to unpack how Jesus changes the world through imperfect people as he unpacks his book Unshockable Love. Then, Jeff Spadafora offers a step-by-step guide to peace, purpose, and balance.
Wednesday, November 30 – Doug Hoffman/ Hope 360; Gabe Lyons/ Good Faith (Bill Arnold Hosts) – When was the last time you felt hopeless? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, Doug Hoffman of Hope 360 joins the program to unpack how we can fight hopelessness by sharing our stories of hope. Then, Gabe Lyons from Q Ideas returns to unpack his book Good Faith: Being Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme.
Thursday, December 1 – Jeff Verdoorn/ End Times; Gene Getz/ Measure of a Man (Bill Arnold Hosts) – What does the Bible say about end times and why does it matter? On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise, Jeff Verdoorn returns to the program to unpack what the Bible says about end times. Then, author and radio host Gene Getz joins us to share twenty attributes of a Godly man from his book The Measure of a Man.
Friday, December 2 – Karl Vaters/ Grasshopper Myth; Mark Batterson/ Chase the Lion (Recorded) – 90% of the churches in the world have less than 200 people. What if that’s not a bad thing? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise, listen as Susie talks with Karl Vaters, author of The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking that Divides Us. Then, Mark Batterson joins Susie to unpack his book Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small.
Saturday, December 3 – Kent Annan/ Slow Kingdom Coming – No one said pursuing justice would be easy. How do you stay committed to the journey when God’s kingdom can seem so slow in coming? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, listen as Kent Annan joins Susie to share practices for doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly in the world.
November 21-26, 2016
Monday, November 21 – Larry Osborne - Sticky Leaders/ Elyse Fitzpatrick – Home (Recorded) – How do you make changes that last? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise, Susie welcomes Larry Osborne back to the show as they unpack his book Sticky Leaders. Larry will share some counterintuitive leadership secrets that produce lasting change and innovation. Then Elyse Fitzpatrick is back to explain how heaven and the new earth satisfy our deepest longings.
Tuesday, November 22 – Stu Epperson Jr./ First Words of Jesus; Banning Liebscher/ Rooted (Bill Arnold Hosts) – What were the first words of Jesus and why were they so important? On the Tuesday edition of Live the Promise, Stu Epperson Jr. joins the program to help us understand what the first recorded words of Jesus meant to those seeking Him as well what they mean to us today. Then, Banning Liebscher returns to unpack his book Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You
Wednesday, November 23 – Bob Beaudine/ Two Chairs; Alex McFarland/ God You Thought You Knew (Bill Arnold Hosts) – In this world, we will have trouble. We can count on it. But how do we respond? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, Bob Beaudine returns to offer seven practical steps to walk courageously, faithfully, and cheerfully through your trouble whether it’s a minor issue or a major crisis. Then, apologist Alex McFarland exposes the 10 biggest myths about Christianity from his book, The God You Thought You Knew.
Thursday, November 24 – Will Davis Jr./A Man Who Told us the Truth; Caleb Kaltenbach/Messy Grace (Recorded) – We live in a very skeptical society, and sometimes that filters in to our faith. Listen to Susie’s conversation with Will Davis Jr. We’ll look at the statements of Jesus and why we can always take His words as truth. Then pastor and author Caleb Kaltenbach returns to the program. He shares what he’s learned about love, grace, and conviction after being raised by two gay parents.
Friday, November 25 – Jack Graham/ Angels; Songs and Verses (Recorded) – When you think of angels, what comes to your mind? On the Friday 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.
Saturday, November 26 – Neil Cole/ One Thing – This world needs a revolution – but not in the way we might think. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, 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 as they unpack his book One Thing: A Revolution to Change the World with Love.
November 14-19, 2016
Monday, November 14 – Lee Strobel - Case for Christ/ Boyd Bailey - Psalms (Recorded) – Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God? On the Monday edition of Live the Promise, former journalist Lee Strobel joins Susie to unpack his book A Case for Christ. Then, Boyd Bailey of wisomhunters returns to the program to continue his amazing discussion on the power of the Psalms.
Tuesday, November 15 – Emily Foreman/ We Died Before We Came Here; Dr. Mark Strong/ The Freedom Factor (Bill Arnold Hosts) – What sacrifices would you make to further the Kingdom of God? On the Tuesday edition of Live the Promise, Emily Foreman joins the program to unpack her powerful memoir of God’s work through a life poured out for Christ. Then, Dr. Mark Strong joins us to unpack his book The Freedom Factor: Finding Peace by Forgiving Others.
Wednesday, November 16 – Scott Sauls/ Befriend; Greg Hawkins/ More (Bill Arnold Hosts) – Is real friendship too risky? Hey friends. This is Susie Larson. On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, author Scott Sauls shows us how we can create belonging in an age of judgment, isolation, and fear. Then, Greg Hawkins joins us to explain how we can move from activity for God to intimacy with God.
Thursday, November 17 – John Cortines/ God & Money; Karen Ehman/ Listen, Love, Repeat (Bill Arnold Hosts) – What does the Bible say about money? On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise, John Cortines returns to unpack his book God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School. Then, Karen Ehman of Proverbs 31 Ministries encourages us to achive others-focused living in a selfie-centered world.
Friday, November 18 – Rhys Stenner/If In Doubt; Robert J. Morgan/ The Strength You Need (Recorded) – Do you ever have doubts of question about your friends? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise, we’ll hear Susie’s conversation with Rhys Stenner as he unpacks answers to seven great questions about faith. Then Robert J. Morgan joins Susie to break down the 12 greatest strength passages in the Bible.
Saturday, November 19 – TC Stallings/ The Pursuit – How can we seek God’s purpose for our life? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, listen as Susie talks with actor TC Stallings of feature films War Room and Courageous. He shares 14 ways we can discern and actively pursue God’s calling for us as we unpack his book The Pursuit.
November 7-12, 2016
Monday, November 7 – Richard Hansen/ Paradox Lost; Chip Ingram/ Scripture Memorization (Recorded) – Do you see the unanswerable questions of Christianity as barriers to your faith? On the Monday edition of 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, November 8 – Tom Phillips/ Jesus Now; Jared Wilson/ Unparalleled (Bill Arnold Hosts) – Is God still moving in our lives today? On the Tuesday edition of Live the Promise, author Tom Phillips joins Live the Promise to unpack his book Jesus Now: God Is Up To Something Big. Then, Jared Wilson stops by to explain how the uniqueness of Christianity makes it stand out in a world filled with a wide variety of different religions as he unpacks his book, Unparalleled.
Wednesday, November 9 - Cindy Beall/ Rebuilding Marriage Better Than New; Amy Simpson/ Anxious (Bill Arnold Hosts) – Do you ever wish you and your spouse could get a marriage redo? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise, author Cindy Beall joins the program to share her redeemed-marriage story as they unpack her book Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New. Then, Amy Simpson explains how we can choose faith in a world of worry as they discuss her book Anxious.
Thursday, November 10 – Kai Nilsen/ Renew Your Life; Steve Brown/ Hidden Agendas (Recorded) – When we’re running too hard and too long, we’ll hit a wall. God wants us to have rest. On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise, listen as Susie talks with author Kai Nilsen. He shares his own journey from burnout to rest and replenishment in God. Then, Steve Brown joins the program to unpack his book Hidden Agendas: Dropping The Masks That Keep Us Apart.
Friday, November 11 – Paul David Tripp/ Parenting; Jennifer Dukes Lee/ The Happiness Dare Recorded) – Do you ever wish there was a guaranteed formula for raising good kids? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise, Paul Tripp joins Susie 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 they unpack her book The Happiness Dare.
Saturday, November 12 – Logan Wolfram/ Curious Faith – Do you ever feel like your faith is so dried up that it leaves you wondering if you’ll ever get it back? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, author Logan Wolfram joins Susie. She shares how a little curiosity can help us rediscover hope in the God of possibility as they unpack her book Curious Faith.