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Two American Vicars' wives share their experiences of living in the UK

Discover how toilets have changed the lives of Indian women

Make a simple 5-minute malt loaf for a tea-time treat

REAL LIVES

14 From the US to the UK – Amy Boucher Pye and author Katharine Swartz talk about making a home in a foreign land
21 Letter from Lebanon – One woman’s story of growing up in a war zone
22 Family matters – Our multigenerational household is an answer to prayer
37 ‘My step of faith gave me a new purpose for my life’ – One woman’s inspiring story
50 Man Alive – Will van der Hart pays tribute to the woman who has inspired him

MAKE LIFE BETTER

12 All creatures great and small – Why Christians should care about animals
18 How to be a good friend – What the story of David and Jonathan teaches us about friendship
26 Twin your toilet – How a basic loo can change the lives of women in India
29 Three simple ways to make a difference – No matter how limited your resources

BRIGHT IDEAS

7 October Notes – Inspiring ideas for the month ahead, including Apple Day celebrations
30 What’s your interest? – How one church is bringing their congregation and wider community together
32 Nature’s medicine cabinet – Five ways to use garlic
47 Teatime treat – Make a delicious malt loaf

GOOD ADVICE

10 What’s wrong with ordinary? – Understanding God’s design for us
24 We are called to bear one another’s burdens – Joni Eareckson Tada questions whether we are too quick to pass on the care of our loved ones
34 Seeking God’s guidance? – It’s who you are, not what you do that matters most
35 Single File – How to deal with rejection

NEWS AND VIEWS

33 Why I took part in Compassion Sunday – One woman’s experience of supporting a charity event
39 Veronica Zundel – How mindfulness has transformed my mental health
40 Your letters – on parenting, hairdressing, the importance of church and more
42 Hot topic – Your views on the joys of being an adoptive gran
48 Bookclub – Good reads and an interview with Michael Green
51 Next month – What you’ll be reading in our November issue

GIVEAWAYS

16 Finding Myself in Britain, by Amy Boucher Pye and The Lost Garden, by Katharine Swartz
44 Fish Hoek Fairtrade wine; Joy, by Abigail Santamaria; The Life You Never Expected, by Andrew & Rachel Wilson and A Little Book of Friendship
47 Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can, by Miranda Gore Browne

COMPETITIONS

46 Solve this month’s puzzle and you could win one of five traveller’s Bibles
49 Send us a book review and you could win this month’s book choice

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