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September 2019

Christy Wimber - 'I have had to rethink what I believe'

Man Alive: Adrian Plass on the compensations of age

'I love my community' - why one young woman chose to live in a deprived part of inner city Manchester

How one church is combatting loneliness in their community

CONTENTS

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GOOD COUNSEL

14    Questions we need to ask – Searching questions about growing in faith, living generously, finding your identity and sharing the Gospel
32    ‘I have had to rethink what I believe’ – Christy Wimber shares what God has been teaching her about how the Church can bring healing and wholeness to the world
35    Leaving home – How to encourage your children’s relationship with God as they become young adults

REFLECTIONS

7    ‘Lord, I don’t have the words’ – Our prayer for the month
22    Hold tight or let go – Sometimes it’s hard to know which is the right thing to do, says Penelope Wilcock
26    Wise words – Five writers reflect on the best thing about living life with Jesus
36    Bible study – What we can learn from Deborah, the formidable leader of Israel who freed them from an oppressor
50    Man Alive – Adrian Plass on the compensations of age

REAL LIVES

10    Rev Kate Bottley on handling fame and finding her vocation
20    ‘I love my community’ – Why one young woman chose to live in a deprived, inner city area in Manchester
25    ‘Help, I’m middle-aged!’ – Hopeful Girl realises things are changing, but it’s not all bad
28    Defying expectations – Meet three inspiring women who say age and stage of life are no barriers to doing something new
41    Music has been my life – How one woman uses her own struggles to help others develop their skills in music

NEWS & VIEWS

8    Your letters – on what’s inspired you in recent issues and our conference in June
34    Next month – A sneak peek into our October issue
38    Empowering women – Why the lack of clean water is a particular problem for women
48    Book club – Two novels to read and an interview with Tony Horsfall

IDEAS & INSPIRATION

40    Enjoy a cuppa and a cake – and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support
42    Good Works – Ideas to make a difference and how one church is seeking to combat loneliness in their community
44    Good Times – Disney’s new Dumbo film, Philip Yancey tour and British Food Fortnight

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