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A HAPPY & PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS & ADVERTISERS

iBelie e DECEMBER 2012 Issue 11 • £2.90

THE CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

BOYZONE BELIEVER

Lowdown on Lapland

FESTIVE FARE Perfect turkey Tasty ideas for Boxing Day

How popstar Shane Lynch found Jesus

I’M NO SCROOGE Says top author GP Taylor

Gadget gift ideas

Keep Christ in COMEDY STAR’S SERIOUS FAITH Patricia Heaton y(7HC0E9*MKMKKO( +#!$

Christmas

Family fun • Recipes • Presents What the Bible teaches

SECRET RECIPE OF KFC COLONEL’S LIFE


Contents

iBelieve December 2012

REAL LIFE

INTERVIEWS 12

ON THE COVER Boyzone star Shane Lynch dabbled with the occult, but changed after finding God

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ON THE COVER Under the comic punchlines American TV star Patricia Heaton is a serious believer

54 Top singer Charlene Oliver reveals how her rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle almost cost her life

FASHION

11 God saved me from

38 Bohemian Rhapsody

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FESTIVE FOOD

horror bike crash Chris Hyde was careering towards a massive fall on his motorbike, until God intervened Delia Knox was paralysed in a Christmas Day accident. But she got up from her wheelchair after prayer!

42 Portsmouth FC’s chaplain

John Jeffery says the club has a new goal in this month’s Unsung Hero

This winter’s style focuses on Bohemian chic. We pick the best buys to get the look for Christmas

20 ON THE COVER iBelieve

chef Emily Glancy’s tips for cooking your turkey, plus Boxing Day ideas

22 ON THE COVER Sweet

treat recipes for the whole family

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Shane Lynch on finding faith

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Top gifts for gadget lovers

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Bohemian looks for winter

Serious faith of funny TV star

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Fantastic fare for Christmas

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Secret recipe of Colonel’s life

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ADVICE

30 ON THE COVER Rest days

founder of Christians Against Poverty, looks at the principles of giving

ON THE COVER Devotion While the younger ones may be looking forward to Santa, it’s not his arrival we should be waiting on...

32 Your Money John Kirkby,

36 Mandy Smith lends an ear

as she helps you solve your problems

Lapland, festive home of Santa Claus...

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VIEWS

Beyond Reasonable Doubt We’re more than a collection of atoms...

when it comes to Christmas says best-selling novelist GP Taylor

What to buy this Christmas for those who can’t get enough gizmos

9 Remember the real meaning

44 ON THE COVER Gadgets

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46 iReviews Books, music & DVDs 48 Puzzles Two packed pages 52 How to... Make it a

58 Men’s ministry leader Carl

53 Motoring The new Range Rover

Use your words to spread joy Evangelist Joyce Meyer explains why God wants us to make others happy Why I believe... We speak to dad-of-one Joel Lewis about his faith Beech wants us to stop being grumpy and to find some joy in our lives

Christmas to remember

FEATURES 8

ON THE COVER Gifts We offer some last-minute ideas for Christmas

16 My Favourite Things Freelance writer Lin Ball on what makes her tick

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ON THE COVER The secret recipe of Colonel’s life We look at the faith of the man behind KFC

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The best DVDs, music and books for the festive season

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from the editor “Joy to the world! The Lord is come!” Christmas is a wonderful time of year! Who doesn’t love the festivities with the carols and crackers, not to mention the Christmas pudding? It’s remarkable that, in a country which consistently claims to be better off without the faith of its forefathers, everything still grinds to a halt for this most unusual festival. “Unusual?!” I hear you cry. Well, Christmas is a rather remarkable story if you think about it for a moment. The idea that God himself gave up everything that goes with being God in favour of becoming a baby – and a baby that was laid in a feeding trough for lack of a proper bed – is truly remarkable. God isn’t normally associated with mess – least of all animal mess! But that’s what happened 2,000 years ago, and for the last two millennia, that single most unlikely “For the last event has been two millennia, leaving transformed lives in its wake. that single This month, most unlikely Boyzone singer Shane Lynch tells us event has how the baby born at been leaving Christmas turned his transformed life around and fi lled a gap no money came lives in its close to plugging. wake.” And comedienne and actress Patricia Heaton explains how faith has been foundational in her life. We’ve also got a tasty testimony from KFC founder Colonel Sanders! There are countless multitudes around the globe that share in their story, and what unites us all is Christmas. Let’s remember that this is a time to be united and celebrate the birth of our Saviour with those around us. On behalf of all of us at iBelieve, I’d like to wish you a very happy Christmas and a blissfully happy New Year!


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Lowdown on Lapland

Perfect turkey Tasty ideas for Boxing Day

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