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What Else Is Helpful to Know About Truth For Life?


What Does Truth For Life Believe?

We accept the Scriptures as our only authority in matters of faith and practice, and our interpretation of Bible doctrine leads us to believe: The Scriptures of the Old & New Testament as being verbally inspired by God and inerrant and infallible in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority. Read more about what Truth For Life believes here.

Begin with Scripture

If I’ve never listened to Bible teaching before, where should I start?

If you’re new to learning from the Bible, or new to Christianity, we have a few series that we highly recommend as a starting point. These are some great studies that will provide you with a firm foundation in Christian basics.

Do I need a Bible?

We recommend that you follow along with the teaching using a Bible. The Bible comes in many translation versions. Alistair teaches from the English Standard Version, also known as the ESV. The website and app both include the ESV for your convenience.

If you don’t have a hard copy Bible, you can easily download an English Standard Version (ESV) to your mobile phone or iPad by searching ‘ESV Bible’ in your app store. Most are free.

If I want to begin reading the Bible on my own, do I start on page one?

If you’ve never read the Bible before, we recommend you start by reading one of the Gospels. There are four Gospels in total, and you can find them at the very beginning of the second half of the Bible, called the New Testament. Each of the four Gospels was written by a different author—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and each contains the author’s written historical record of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. You’ll find many similar accounts in each of the Gospels, mainly because they record the same events, however, each Gospel is told from a different author’s perspective.

Why begin with the Gospels?

Because the Bible is a book about Jesus. When you understand who Jesus is and why He came, you’ll be able to read the Old Testament as it points forward to Him, and the New Testament (beginning in the book of Acts) as it further reveals Him.

Are there other ways to listen to Truth For Life?

Yes! Many.

  • On the radio. If you scroll down to the very bottom of your app home page, you’ll see “Find Radio Stations Near You.” Make this selection and you can find a radio station near you, and the time Truth For Life airs on that station.
  • Online. Visit our website at
  • YouTube. Search Alistair Begg on YouTube
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Ask your listening device to “play Truth For Life”
  • ROKU, Amazon Fire, and AppleTV. Search for Truth For Life in your directory.
  • Spotify. Search Truth For Life in your playlist options
  • iTunes. Search Truth For Life in your playlist options
  • Sirius XM

What else does Truth For Life offer that I should take advantage of?

In order to get the most benefit out of all that Truth For Life has to offer, you’ll want to do a few things:

Alistair’s Monthly LetterSign up to receive Alistair’s monthly letter. It’s electronically sent to your email on the first of each month. In it, Alistair shares what’s currently on his mind.

App Notifications – Sign up to receive app notifications by going into your settings and turning notifications from Truth For Life to “On.”

Monthly Books – Each month, Truth For Life carefully selects books you likely won’t find in your local book store. These are theologically and biblically rich books that offer a tremendous amount of insight about God’s Word as a supplement to the Daily Program. Start out with one book at a time. The books are available for purchase at our cost for only a few dollars, or by request when you make a donation. You’ll find the current book offer on your app right above the Daily Devotional.

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Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.