'God is at work, and our stories are not over yet'
Naomi Reed shares two of her favourite faith stories from 2023
'I sensed the word Afghanistan, which came as a surprise!'
Marion’s story | Astonished by grace
'I thought most churches were filled with moralising geriatrics'
Mike’s story | From mockery to a liberating faith
'It was hard having a medical background and not being able to do anything'
'God loved the real me, not the narrative I had created'
'We put egg cartons on the walls, and worshipped in secret'
‘I was loved – not as my father’s son, but as me’
'My dad died, and I longed for a forever dad'
‘We got stuck in pack ice and made international news!'
'I knew how to please people, and I enjoyed being liked'
'It was the hippy era ... and I was full of questions'
'My mother had a severe stroke, and I called the ambulance'
'I wrote songs about how boring church was'
'At 16, I developed bone cancer in my left leg'
'It was like God was writing in the sky!'
'I was a 49-year-old bachelor with no legs'
'I said, "Holy Spirit, come!"'
'Christians are needed in every sphere of life'
'I heard an inner voice on four Sundays in a row'
'I had a minor procedure, and ended up in a wheelchair for 25 years'
'I developed very good ways of escape - pubs, clubs, gangs'
'It happened over a 20-year period – God dealing with my family'
'They put me in a solitary cell, and locked the gate'
'The light was overwhelming and glorious. I called out to God!'
‘The Christians were cursed, but their love influenced me’
'I thought church was for old ladies, little girls and weirdos
'I yelled at God, "Are you real?!"'
'I thought I'd get her baptised and never return to church again'
'I was sick of Christians, so I went off to the wine festival'
'I came top in 7 subjects, but the despair rushed back in'
Celebrating hundreds of stories of faith
'I'd been sleeping on cold concrete in the park'
'My grief helped me to see that God was close and real'