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What Comes After John 3:16? You know the familiar verses of John 3:16, Romans 8:28, and Joshua 24:15. But do you know the verses that follow them? And does it really matter that you do?The Next Verse by best-selling author Jay Payleitner is a surprising, eye-opening devotional that takes 60 familiar and beloved Bible verses and encourages you to read them in their context.How can Matthew 11:28 say, “Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest,” and then the very next verse require us to put on a new yoke to carry a new burden?Or think about the millions of motivational posters inspiring athletes by quoting Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who give me strength.” Did you know the next verse suggests we all chill out and learn the secret to contentment?This unique devotional brings to the surface what many Christians already recognize: they hold numerous Bible verses in their hearts, but they need to go deeper to truly understand them.Written in a casual, fun style, The Next Verse enables you to absorb the meat of the Scriptures in a nonintimidating way. You will enjoy reading familiar Bible passages. Some long. Some short. Both Old and New Testament. Then you will see how they correspond to the next, previous, or surrounding verses—passages that explain, expand, seemingly contradict, and surprise (they may even make you laugh). Your response will be, “I never saw that before!”The Next Verse is for avid devotional readers, Bible readers seeking fresh perspectives on Scripture, believers who want to improve their biblical knowledge, pastors and small group leaders looking for a new angle to Bible teaching, and anyone who is intrigued by the question “What comes after your favorite Scripture verse?” Each entry includes an introduction to the favorite verse and related passages, a “Going Deeper” section, and a concluding thought.Join Jay on an adventure to discover what you never knew about 60 of your favorite Bible passages!
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About the Author
Jay Payleitner spent a decade in major market advertising in Chicago writing and producing commercials for Corona, Kroger, and Midway Airlines. Following God’s clear call, Jay spent the next two decades as a freelance radio producer working with Josh McDowell, Chuck Colson, TobyMac, Bible League, National Center for Fathering, and others. Jay has written more than thirty books, including What If God Wrote Your To-Do List?, 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, and The Prayer of Agur, with total sales of more than half a million copies. He has been a guest multiple times on The Harvest Show, Moody Radio, 100 Huntley Street, and Focus on the Family. Jay and his high school sweetheart, Rita, live in St. Charles, Illinois, where they raised five awesome kids, loved on ten foster babies, and are cherishing grandparenthood. Track him down at jaypayleitner.com.