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TV’s Bear Grylls talks to iBelieve about his extraordinary life and fearless faith
Former atheist and author Lee Strobel is up-to-date proof of God’s grace
Boxing star Leon McKenzie attempted suicide, but says God has been with him through every battle
[/td_text_with_title][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][td_text_with_title custom_title=”Real Life”] Janina Mallari grew up feeling unloved and insecure, but all that changed at a Christian event
Britain’s only Christian adoption agency is looking to expand and help more children
A visit to church led to an unexpected turn of events for Christopher Bryan
Susie Flashman-Jarvis reveals her former life of topless modelling and drug-taking
Thomas Meyer wouldn’t be so concerned if he lost his Bible, because he’s got it memorised!
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iBelieve chef Emily Roberts cooks up a tomato and cheese tart and produces a delicious quick trifle
iTech We explore Amazon and uncover whether it’s worth using or not
Why I Believe Chiropodist Jane Cavanna tells us how she spends a lot of time with her Bible
Going Places Italy is a beautiful country and we pay a visit to the breathtaking city of Parma
Devotion Baptism is the entry point into the family of God, writes Mark Wreford, as he looks at its roots
If we’re to win in the race of life we must keep in our own lane, argues Ben Hampshire
No free lunch here! But food is at the heart of good Christianity
Favourite Things with Paul Folland, of Rotherham Elim Church
Puzzles – a whole page of fun
iReviews The best in Christian entertainment with Rachel Issitt
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Stories are the currency of humanity
CS Lewis once said that George MacDonald’s fairy tales had ‘baptised his imagination’ and opened up a path to believing in God. The best stories draw us in and give us a new way of seeing the world. That’s what happened to Lee Strobel – except that he lived his story out in the real world. A close brush with death stripped him of the mental acuity for which he has become famous as he has made the case for central Christian beliefs and established himself as one of the leading apologists of our time. Lee’s openness and candour make for compelling reading. Tragedy doesn’t always deepen faith, but it’s clear that he encountered God in the midst of his brokenness.
That’s the same place where serial adventurer Bear Grylls found out just how real his faith was as an adolescent. To be fair, anyone who can carry off that name has to have a few remarkable stories in their backpack, and he sure does.
There are two kinds of remarkable, though: moments that make you reach for superlatives, and the glorious hidden in the mundane. This month’s feature on Cornerstone – the country’s only Christian adoption agency – might sit in the latter, but it’s no less inspiring. The Bible tells us that God sets the lonely in families, and as part of God’s kingdom that family could well be yours. Raising children is an awesome responsibility and I’m proud that there’s an institution standing up for the ways of God in our nation.
This is an issue of fantastic and varied stories which are all united by the one great story God has been telling since the beginning of time. Find your place in it and invite someone else in – live life to the full and share it!