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On the cover: Lisa Bevere, internationally known speaker, best-selling author, and co-host of The Messenger television show.


6             The Girl Least Likely

by Peg Carmack Short

At 21, Lisa Bevere was a popular party girl at college but very empty and unhappy. One day, she met her future husband, John, who shared a message with her … and nothing has been the same since.

12           The Navigators

by Ken Walker

The Navigators’ world-shaking ministry has been carrying out its mission “to Know Christ and to Make Him Known®” for nearly 100 years. Take an inside look at how they’ve touched so many lives over the years.

16           Not By Chance

by Tony Evans

The church member’s job loss came at a bad time. He and his wife had a baby on the way. Did God know and care about their dilemma?

22           The Fragrance of Love

by Karen Ehman

Who could have guessed how a simple bottle of perfume could touch a lost soul?

26           A Heart Made Whole

by Christa Black Gifford

Christa was filled with shame at being caught overeating again, but what her husband did stunned her.

32           What Loves Sounds Like

by Edie Wadsworth

When their house was on fire, Edie’s husband made a costly sacrifice to save their children.

34           Dean and the Divine

by Dave Ferguson & Jon Ferguson

Dean made it a practice to listen to God’s voice. His obedience made an eternal difference to Janice.

36           Prayer Resource Guide

by Dan Brownell

Discover a wide range of prayer resources to help you and your church draw closer to the Lord and in deeper dependence on Him.

40           Serve a Steaming Bowl Full of Love

by Shay Shull

Bringing someone a home-cooked meal can be a tremendous encouragement for someone going through a hard time.


10           Living in Wisdom

Living Beyond Fear     

16           Ask Dr. Walt

Put the Bite on Zika

20           Live Right Now

Looking at Sin and Conflict from God’s Perspective

24           Dave Says

Keep Long-Term Goals in Sight

28           Turning Point

A Lost Sheep Comes Home

33           Travel

An Adventure Awaits

46           Persecution Report

Profiles of Courage: Christians Who Stand Strong

50           Grace Notes

The Good Life


4             The Fine Print

5             Annual Writing Contest

29           Daily Bible Connection

30           Quick Takes

39           Word Search Puzzle

44           Laugh Lines

45           Quips & Quotes

48           Kids of the Kingdom