iBelieve Magazine August 2016

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  • Atheist professor Dr Holly Ordway explains how reading the Bible changed her view
  • A Bible smuggler reveals why they take the Word to persecuted believers
  • Christian jeweller Kate Dugmore has a bloomin’ brilliant idea to help the world’s neediest
  • Former Satanist Danny Mcilhiney remembers his journey from darkness to the light of Christ

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  • Olympic gold medallist Sanya Richards-Ross reveals her plans to write about faith
  • Boxer Chris Van Heerden says God healed his serious childhood illness
  • Rising Chelsea star Christian Atsu explains how faith motivates him





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  • No weapon against you will prosper when you you are in Christ, writes iBelieve columnist Joyce Meyer
  • Philanthropist Matt Bird explains how building real and lasting relationships is an art form
  • Visiting war graves reminds ministry leader Carl Beech how sacrifice touches the human heart


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  • iTech Make life easy with five smart home devices
  • Why I Believe Elaina Skuce spends time with God over breakfast
  • Going Places  For flamboyancy, liveliness and romance try Seville!
  • Devotion Evangelist J.John highlights how to recognise an authentic revival
  • #TrendingNow The tweets that are trending about faith and life
  • Time Out Two packed pages of brain teasers and fun
  • iReviews The best in Christian entertainment with Rachel Issitt



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  • iBelieve’s Emily Roberts adds some spice to two fantastic dishes


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  • Handing your finances to God is a clear sign of obedience, writes Jeff Lestz


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Peter Wreford July 2012

Whatever you do it is essential you read the Word of God

After years as the face of Agatha Christie’s beloved Belgian detective Poirot, actor David Suchet finally realised his dream.

But it wasn’t awards or special recognition, it was to record the entire Bible as an audio book.

The project absorbed months of study and in-depth analysis plus 250 hours in the studio, and you might be forgiven for wondering why.

Suchet, who became a Christian at the age of 40, says there is a desperate need for the Bible to return to central focus in 21st century Britain.

“People died to get this book into our language,” he says.

And believers are still risking everything to get the Word into people’s hands today, including smuggling Bibles into countries where Christianity remains illegal.

Reading the Bible has a power all of its own. When staunch atheist and science professor Holly Ordway overcame her prejudices and actually read the Book, her life was transformed.

The truth had a similar effect on Satanist Danny Mcilhiney, who initially had only studied about Jesus and the disciples in order to be able to argue against Christianity.

He certainly got more than he bargained for!

You might be like Elaina Skuce who loves to read her Bible while she has her breakfast, or you might have a completely different approach.

But whatever you do it is essential you read the Word of God.

In Devotion this month J.John agrees.

“Whatever the style or type of revival,” he argues, “the real thing always shows itself in a new desire to know God through his written word, the Bible.”

The reality is that in Britain we might not truly understand how blessed we are to have the Bible and Christian literature freely available until it is taken away.


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