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On the cover: Bible teacher and author Nancy Guthrie


6             The Redemptive Road of Love: Nancy Guthrie’s Unexpected Journey From Grieving Parent to Bible Teacher

by Stephanie Rische

Nancy endured the furnace of affliction with two heartbreaking losses. The intense anguish helped prepare her to become a Bible teacher with a focus on truth and the hope we have through the gospel.

12           Young Life: Reaching Hearts for Christ Through Fun, Friendship, and Adventure

by Pam S. Walker

For nearly 80 years, Young Life has been reaching youth for Christ. But that’s not all they do. Along the way, they’ve expanded their ministry to share the gospel and train up other groups as well.

18           Adopting His Gracious Plan

by Kerstin Lindquist

Even though Grace was showered with love from her adoptive parents, she still felt insecure. But God had a special way to reassure her of her place in her new family.

22           The Blind Beggar

by Heath Adamson

Heath was appalled at a fellow missionary’s reaction to a blind beggar. The real shock came from the blind man’s response.

28           Hope in Trials and Suffering Resource Guide

Jesus warned his followers that they would face difficulties, just as He had. Find resources to help guide you through suffering and remind you of our blessed hope.

36           From Thunder Bay to God’s Plan

by Will Graham

Will was discouraged and ready to write off the Thunder Bay evangelistic event. But God wasn’t.

40           A Step of Faith

by Allison Wilson Lee

Allison had prepared for years to be a “bone marrow” donor for someone in need of a lifesaving transplant. Then the call came.


10           Living in Wisdom

The Value of Godly Wisdom

16           Ask Dr. Walt

The Bottom Line on Vegan and Other Controversies

20           Live Right Now

Working Through Conflicts

24           Dave Says

Insight on Life Insurance, Bonds, and Debt

26           Turning Point

An African Angel

34           Persecution Report

Imprisonment of Christians Intensifies in Iran, Other Countries

46           Grace Notes

An Extraordinarily Ordinary Answer


3             The Fine Print

27           Daily Bible Connection

31           Winter Wonderland Word Search

32           Quick Takes

38           Laugh Lines

42           Quips & Quotes

44           Kids of the Kingdom