Below are just a few of the main features in our upcoming issue. We hope you will be encouraged and inspired in your walk with the Lord.
Agape intern Lucile Reuter shares her story in “The French Connection,” on pages 14-22, of crisscrossing Paris daily to help young people think about their relationship with God. Pursuing God's calling on her life, Lucile exercises her own "French Revolution" by regularly taking steps of faith to share Christ with others, which is counter-cultural in France.
Written by Ross McCall / Photographs by Tom Mills
In “Advent Adjustments,” pages 23-25, Dennis Rainey, who leads FamilyLife, shares cogent ideas for handling family expectations during holiday gatherings. He and his wife Barbara learned early in their marriage that they needed to develop useful principles that helped them negotiate the challenge of managing holidays. Check out his creative holiday tradition tips that your entire family can enjoy.
Written by Dennis Rainey / Illustration by Ashley Walton
Post-traumatic stress disorder survivor Scott Clark learned how to manage his post-combat trauma through Christian camaraderie and Cru Military's Combat Trauma Healing Manual. In “Recovery Mission,” pages 26-33, Scott, a former rescue mission helicopter pilot, relates how true recovery focuses on helping others to heal. He now looks forward to his new rescue mission each day—using his own brokenness to minister to others with PTSD.
Written by Rich Atkinson / Photographs by Ted Wilcox
Christian speaker and writer K.A. Ellis, who spoke at Cru15, in “Not Forsaken,” pages 34-36, delivers an action call to believers to get involved when our family in Christ abroad is in danger. She outlines what believers in America can expect of persecution and how to respond.
Written by K.A. Ellis with Rebecca Gonzales / Illustration by Stephen Crotts