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On the cover: Francine Rivers, author of more than 25 Christian novels.
Photo courtesy of Elaina Burdo
6 Stories of Redemption
by Stephanie Rische
Francine Rivers’ novels feature characters gloriously transformed by the gospel, but her own true-life story is just as amazing.
12 1st Place — Kingdom Builders: Building Men of God From the Ground Up
by Barbara Higby
Edwin Placeres runs a construction company that rehabs far more than homes.
14 2nd Place — Redeemer Christian Foundation: Bringing Hope to a Persecuted Land
by Bev Rihtarchik
When a Pakistani Christian posted on Bev Rihtarchik’s blog, it set into motion a series of lifechanging events.
16 3rd Place — Mom: A Conqueror in Christ
by Pastor Josiah Hoagland Sr.
Pastor Josiah Hoagland thought he would be strengthening his mom as she suffered through cancer, but he was stunned by what actually happened.
20 Daniel: A Plumb Line for Godly Choices
by Anne Graham Lotz
Daniel was forced to make difficult decisions in pagan Babylon. By carefully examining his choices, we can learn to live wisely in our own culture.
28 Author Spotlight
Renowned Christian authors Angela Hunt, Bob Hostetler, and Elizabeth George share a behind-the-scenes look at their writing methods.
34 Writers Resource Guide
No matter where you are in your writing career, you’ll find the professional resources you need to develop your gift and further your calling.
42 Christmas Gift Guide
Our annual Christmas Gift Guide is packed with spiritually nourishing devotionals, books, and Bibles for family and friends.
58 The Night He Spoke to Me
By Quinn Holden
New Year’s Eve was a night of decision. Would Quinn abandon her failing marriage? Or would she turn her life back over to the One who can make all things new?
10 Living in Wisdom
Praise in the Darkest Valleys
18 Ask Dr. Walt
Which Medicines Are Safe and Effective?
22 Live Right Now
Don’t Follow the Crowd; Interceding on Behalf of Others
24 Dave Says
Watch Out for Paralyzing Debts and Expenses
26 Turning Point
Open Our Eyes, Lord!
38 Persecution Report
Chinese Church Reaching Overseas
62 Grace Notes
God at Work in the Bywater
4 The Fine Print
21 Daily Bible Connection
40 Quick Takes
54 Laugh Lines
56 Quips & Quotes
60 Kids of the Kingdom