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Abducted yet hope endured
Enslaved in Joseph Kony’s rebel army in 2002 for 10 months, Jackline’s hope outlasted her suffering and torment
Abducted yet hope endured
Cursed world explains Ebola
For the last year or so, a deadly epidemic has ravaged West Africa. The culprit is the Ebola virus, named after the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This causes a high-grade fever accompanied by abnormal bleeding, both internal and external—hence the term 'viral haemorrhagic fever'—plus other nasty things like diarrhoea and vomiting. Ebola disease is especially dangerous because it turns the body's own immune system against it.
Cursed world explains Ebola
Destiny: never too late
Two thieves were sealed with the same fate but their destinies were opposite
Destiny: never too late
Changed my mess into a message
Thirty years ago in a poor Zululand village, a hippie young man came visiting from hut to hut, sharing about God's good news. This included the hut of Lucy Nkabinde.
Changed my mess into a message
Joy mends tragic loss
Ilse no longer feels guilty about regaining joy after family tragedy
Joy mends tragic loss
Humility brought life meaning
‘Life is meaningless apart from God’ was a hard lesson David Masinga had to learn behind bars
Humility brought life meaning
Ukuzithoba kuletha (Zulu)
‘Impilo iyize ngaphandle kuka Nkulunkulu’ isifundo leso uDavid Masinga asifunda kanzima esejele
Nederigheid bring nuwe betekenis in die lewe (Afrikaans)
David Masinga het ‘n swaar les in die gevangenis geleer, ‘Sonder God is die lewe betekenisloos’
Kuzvininipisa ndiko kwakaunza chirevo choupenyu (Shona)
David Masinga akadziidza nyaya yokuti hupenyu hauna chirevo pasina Mwari atova mutirongo
Can we trust the Bible?
It has become cliché to hear people say that the Bible is just a book of fables with nice moral lessons. Yet did you know there is more abundant and accurate manuscript evidence for the Bible's New Testament than any other book from antiquity? Look it up.
Can we trust the Bible?
Controversial novel inspires search
Brad was surprised by his research into ‘The Da Vinci Code’
Controversial novel inspires search
No use blaming God
“I loved everything in life but when I forgot my Heavenly Father and went my own way, life became miserable,” Petrus says
No use blaming God
Pacman fearless fighter
As a world-renowned Filipino boxer, congressman, singer, actor, philanthropist and basketball coach, Manny Pacquiao shares the reason for his fearless life
Pacman fearless fighter

Prison Edition

Free behind bars
Sentenced to death in prison gave Aggrey a chance to find new life
Free behind bars
Immediate joy
Sport was surpassed by God’s joy, says correctional officer
Immediate joy
Snow white after tragic past
Life was no fairytale but Annie’s story will inspire all women with a dark past
Snow white after tragic past
Past forgotten and overcome
Alcohol seemed like the way to happiness for Zanele Bhembe until it became a trap that ultimately lead her to prison.
Past forgotten and overcome
Ultimate hero
Jesus is the most controversial, stereotyped and divisive man to have ever lived. Some call him a man – others a heretic – more call him inspirational – some even call him a Saviour.
Ultimate hero
Purpose despite trials
‘I found hope in hard times,’ Peter says
Purpose despite trials
Finding rest in times of pain
No one is immune to suffering in this world. We will all go through some form of pain or suffering at any point in our lives. A life cut short because of a deadly disease, motoring accidents or when a natural disaster strikes, depression, unemployment, broken relationships and the list could go on. It is a well-known fact that pain is a part of life.
Finding rest in times of pain
Building character
The word 'character' comes from the Greek word for an engraving tool. The engraver or artist makes a mark or groove on a metal or wooden plate by repeatedly etching in the same place with the sharp engraving tool.
Building character

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