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    “I need a Jesus like that!” – John and Anna’s Story

    John had heard about various religions throughout his life and believed they were “all good” as long
    as they let him live life his way. John and his wife, Anna, describe how the truth of God’s Word pierced their hearts and transformed their lives and marriage.

    Finding peace from the rage within – John’s Story & Tony’s Story

    An abusive childhood left John with deep emotional wounds, which festered into a simmering rage that followed him into adulthood and marriage. Tony grew up feeling unwanted and unloved. Even after marrying and starting a family of his own, his anger led to verbal and physical abuse. But God can restore even the hardest of hearts as well as marriages and families.

    “It ain’t over ’til it’s over” – Ed Dobson’s Story

    When Ed heard the diagnosis that he had only two to five years to live, he was forced to examine what he truly believed about God. But over a decade has passed since he received that death sentence, and he knows the Lord still has plans for him. Discover how Ed learned to live in the present where faith is found rather than in the future where fear resides. Find insight and inspiration for whatever trials come your way.

    “God, I cannot do this journey” – Carol Kent’s Story

    Carol’s son Jason had big dreams: a U.S. Naval Academy graduation, a fairy-tale wedding, and a
    new life with his wife and her two young daughters. But one fateful decision would end it all. Learn
    how even a life behind bars could not stop God’s redemptive plan for both Carol Kent and her son.

    When our dreams must change – Rich’s Story and Paul’s Story

    Rich and his brother set out to take Hollywood by storm but the Lord had a different plan. God would still fulfill their desires but for a higher purpose. As a police officer, Paul took the law enforcement motto “to protect and to serve” seriously but a job injury redefined what that really meant. Rich and Paul share how surrendering all to Jesus Christ radically changed the course of their lives.

    Where refuge can be found – Gary’s Story & Donald & Theresa’s Story

    At age 67, Gary’s dream of climbing Mt. Everest came to an abrupt end when an unexpected sickness forced him off the mountain. But just when he thought he was safe, a massive earthquake hit Nepal. Lost in the darkening woods, Donald and Theresa share their family’s intense story of God’s provision in the midst […]

    Blindsided by depression – Cortney’s Story & Bonnie’s Story

    Left untreated, prolonged depression can leave us helpless and hopeless. Cortney faced a life-threatening struggle that landed her on a hospital’s suicide watch. Christian music recording artist and author Bonnie Keen was unprepared for the overwhelming intensity of emotions that followed her unwanted divorce. Courtney and Bonnie share how standing on God’s Word and forgiving others helped to restore […]

    When Life Comes to a Standstill

    In this Words to Live By interview hear how the power of a loving God and the ongoing support of His people helped Vivian battle through her cancer journey. Find strength to hang on no matter what you’re facing.

    A lifeline for eternity – Shoa’s Story

    Following an arranged marriage at 18, it wouldn’t take Shoa long to discover her new husband was a violent man. Listen to this former Muslim recount her escape out of a radical religious sect and into the loving embrace of Jesus Christ.

    A broken heart mended – Gerard’s Story

    Gerard was a gifted athlete, successful businessman, and the head of a prominent Christian ministry. But nothing he had accomplished could prepare him for the death of his teenage son. Discover how God’s grace carried Gerard through his season of pain and grief.

    A sanctuary in their suffering–Ron & Joanie’s Story

    What happens when you’re operating in pure survival mode? When all your energy goes to simply getting through your day? Ron and Joanie share the tremendous challenges they faced and the miracle they needed in order to overcome. Hear how a Vietnam vet with panic disorder and a nurse on the brink of death received […]

    Dead man breathing–Russell’s Story

    Some people run from God, others try to climb away. But what happens when, in making that climb, you lose your grip? Suddenly death is staring at you from the chasm below. Author and mountaineer Russell Fralick shares how he came to saving faith in Jesus Christ through a near-death experience on a steep Norwegian […]

    Torture and persecution will not prevail–Kodjo’s Story and Volodya’s Story

    Kodjo and Volodya lived in very different parts of the world, yet both shared a belief in Christ that was tested to the limits of human endurance. Even torture and persecution could not stop these two men from sharing their faith. Be encouraged as you share the love of Jesus Christ with others and step […]

    Learning to hear the heart of God–Marion Stroud’s Story

    Marion cherished her free time, what little she had of it. As a wife, mother, and writer, it seemed she was always so busy! That’s why when the Lord laid it on her heart to give even more of herself by taking in two abandoned children, she hesitated. Marion shares how she learned that what […]

    When life comes to a standstill–Vivian’s Story

    When the diagnosis comes so hard and fast that you can hardly breathe, where do you turn? Hear how the power of a loving God and the ongoing support of His people helped Vivian battle through her cancer journey. Find strength to hang on no matter what you’re facing.