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Why we should not give up on church

Learn how to become a charity trustee

Clown Roly Bain in the hot seat

Learn how to make delicious pumpkin pies and blackberry desserts

Make Life Better

 7      Things to do this month — Share your blackberries, visit a Christmas market and other ideas
29     Remember, remember … — Penelope Wilcock on how to sow seeds of peace
30     A tradition worth sharing — Celebrate Thanksgiving and bake a pumpkin pie

Real Lives

10     The moment my life changed — Justyn Rees Larcombe on the simple £5 bet that almost cost him everything
23     Faith and medicine — What one doctor learned through personal experience
26     ‘I had to build a new way of life’ — Living with long-term illness
38     ‘Boko Haram murdered my father and brother’ — One young woman’s tragic story
50     Man Alive — Award-winning Christian clown Roly Bain on combining faith and slapstick
Good advice

34     You can do it! — What’s involved in being a charity trustee
37     Wise Mum — What to consider if you’re thinking about returning to work
38     Would Like To Meet — Don’t just date a handsome face

Building faith

14     Restoring confidence in the Church — Why we need to persevere when people disappoint us
17     Say a prayer — Remembering those who are important to us
18     Will you get your reward? — What God has promised us and why
22     What cancer has taught me — US Bible teacher Kasey Van Norman on what she has learned about faith
32     Is there room for Jesus this Advent? — Liz Babbs encourages us to make some space
47     ‘My experience of God’s love’ — A reader’s testimony

News & Views

20     Why are we so obsessed with privacy? — Our columnist Veronica Zundel explores
40     Your letters — on mindfulness, Specsavers, singles holidays and more
44     Come and visit — Why November is a good time to visit Llandudno
47     Film to seeEarth to Echo reviewed
48     Bookclub — Recommended reads and an interview with author Ray Simpson
51     Next month — Coming soon in our December issue


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