April 2015

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Jesus Goes to Hollywood

Tinseltown is releasing a flood of faith-based films and TV shows, creating an unparalleled opportunity to spread the Good News. Could Hollywood help Christianity make a comeback?  

Featured Articles

  • Is Hollywood Following the Biblical Script? 
    Noah, Exodus and other films ignited controversy, but faith leaders say the movies are an opportunity to share the gospel. 
  • The Secret to Childlike Faith
    How Christians who are disappointed with their spiritual journey are discovering intimacy with God through childlike faith.
  • Finding Courage by Tapping the Mind of God
    Mike Rakes deconstructs the negative thoughts and attitudes that infiltrate our minds and reveals how our thoughts strengthen or undermine the courage and confidence of our hearts. 
  • Forgive the Unforgivable 
    How to find hope and healing through pain, loss and betrayal. 
  • The Life and Legacy of One of Today's Greatest Prophets
    Before his death, beloved prophetic minister John Paul Jackson saw visions of troubling headlines about the future of America. What predictions remain? 

Inspire

  • A thousand join 'Amazing Grace' flash mob at mall
  • Radio station reaching thousands of Buddhist nation
  • Scholarships for children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
  • Youth pastor equips students for revival

Empower

  • This month's resources: Tim Timberlake's book on God's plans, Lauren Daigle's latest CD, Jennifer LeClaire's The Next Great Move of God, plus more
  • Reviews: Chad Burn's Beyond the Mask film, Point of Grace's Directions Home

March 2015

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The Healing Miracles Preacher

Randy Clark is helping millions walk in the power of the Holy Spirit with reported signs, healing miracles and even the dead resurrected. 

Featured Articles

  • Why World Vision Changed Its Mind
    Why World Vision reversed its decision on hiring gays, and what's next?
  • Why World Vision's Same-Sex Controversy Became our Dilemma
    While Charisma applauds World Vision's reversal, Christians must uphold biblical marriage
  • A Modern-Day Mordecai
    Former Charisma editor J. Lee Grady is defending women worldwide. Now he needs your help.
  • Lee Strobel Experiences Miraculous Healing
    The New York Times best-selling author nearly died. Following a miraculous healing, he's penned his most intimate book to date. 
  • Twisting the Gospel
    Why "hip" churches are leading to an exodus of young people from Jesus' teachings.

Inspire

  • Katie Meyler named Time 'Person of the Year'
  • Lifting the weight of the heavy burdens 
  • Church members die in plane crash but pastor chooses faith
  • Reaching millennials with stories 

Empower

  • This month's resources: Gaither Vocal Band's latest CD, Craig Stone's book on forgiveness, Chad Gibbs' Jesus Without Borders, plus more
  • Reviews: Nancy Ravenhill's Touched by Heaven, Third Day's Lead Us Back

February 2015:

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Why Christians Are the New Targets of Discrimination

While high-profile cases of Christians caught in the cultural crosshairs are on the rise, the real battle involves the spiritual realm.

Featured Articles

  • U-Turn: How the Church Can Save America 
    Based on years of research and experience, David Carton and George Barna lay out a plan to restore what's been lost in our nation
  • A Prophetic Code to America's Future
    How we can discern the times-and the signs-pointing to America's final spiritual visitation at the time of the end
  • Communicating With God
    A practical guide to developing a stronger life of communicating with God
  • Why Many Churches Exclude the Holy Spirit on Sunday
    As more churches "program out" God's Spirit, here's why welcoming His fullness can change everything
  • Hope in the End Times
    The secret to optimism and resilience in the last days

Inspire

  • How Dr. Alveda King is seeking to restore her family's dream
  • Perilous return from Everest opens doors of faith for ex-Navy swimmer
  • Doctors admit "miracle" as dead woman rises

Empower

  • This month's resources: Jeremy Camp's latest CD, Sid Roth's end-times guide, Keith Butler rules on Grace vs. Judgment, plus more
  • Reviews: Old Fashioned faith-based romance takes on Fifty Shades at the theater, Brandon Heath's No Turning Back

January 2015:

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The Juice Lady's Keys to Health and Healing

Before being known as "The Juice Lady," Cherie Calbom was sick, tired and dying. Yet after two miraculous healings, she developed a healthy lifestyle that has millions following suit. 

Featured Articles

  • 21 Days With the Holy Spirit
    What would happen if your mornings for the next three weeks began with a date with the Holy Spirit? Here's a 21-day plan that could transform your life. 
  • Healing a Broken Heart
    7 steps to cooperate with God through emotional healing from heartache, trauma or loss.  
  • When Does God Sanction War?
    Why we must all wrestle with the role justice plays in everyday warfare-both physical and spiritual.  
  • How to Move Heaven With Your Prayers
    Biblical heores like Moses knew the secrets to powerful prayers with supernatural results. Follow their lead and expect the miraculous. 

Inspire

  • Florida pastor breaks Guinness world record while raising $100,000
  • Behind-the-scenes faith inspires the Angelina Jolie-produced Unbroken
  • Kentucky ministry gives families of prisoners place of rest

Empower

  • This month's resources: Randy Clark's Holy Spirit guidebook, Bethel Music's Will Not Be Shaken, Rebecca Greenwood on mental strongholds, Joel Rosenberg's fiction-turned-reality and more
  • Reviews: New books from Mike Huckabee and Larry Stockstill

December 2014:

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O Come, Let Us Adore Him

How to recover the lost discipline of adoration this Christmas-and beyond. 

Featured Articles

  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    Charisma readers' favorite authors and artists share their most memorable Christmases. 
  • Wisdom From the Epiphany 
    When God was revealed in the flesh, wise men responded with divinely prophetic gifts. But what really made these men so wise? 
  • When the Holidays Hurt
    One woman's remarkable journey provides a reminder of the redemption Christ offers to every hurting soul during Christmastime. 
  • You've Got to Give it Away
    How you can change people's lives- including your own- through simple acts of love. 
  • Illegal Prayers
    What Jesus says about pushing the boundaries in prayer isn't just startling, it's lie changing for every believer in need of an urgent reply from God. 
  • The Idols of Beauty and Success
    Are you worshiping God or these subtle, worldly idols? 

Inspire

  • Four-time Olympian snowboarder goes for more than gold
  • Adopted girl turns her own abandonment into hope for others
  • Leader's tragic death leaves behind intentional legacy for the kingdom 
  • Former NFL player feeds kids with more that football

Empower

  • This month's resources: Kim Walker-Smith covers Christmas, Jack Hayford's Christmas Miracle, Fred Hammond develops Trust, plus more
  • Reviews: New releases from Aaron Shust, Michael W. Smith and Iris Delgado

November 2014:

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Spiritual Warfare: How to Counter Satan's Attack on Your Family

Amid the culture war against the family unit, we can't forget the real battle is in the spiritual realm. Here's how to counter Satan's assult at home.

Featured Articles

  • Praying Down Powers and Principalities
    Though many people go to unhealthy extremes in their approach to spiritual warfare, the Bible gives us a model for effecting change in the spiritual realm.
  • The Devil's Playbook
    Exposing the top 3 tactics Satan uses to derail and destroy us.
  • Discerning Spirits in the Church
    Often the spirits we face within the church are just as evil as those outside–which is why we must increase our ability to discern.
  • Battling the Behemoths of Our Time
    As one massive stronghold around the world falls, another is rising. How do we recognize and defeat these powerful evil forces in the spirit?

Inspire

  • Anne Graham Lotz reports supernatural confirmations after prayer initiatives
  • 'Biblegirl' goes from streets, strip clubs to the Savior
  • Ministry helps thousands break cycle of poverty in Rwanda
  • Woman healed after 16 years in wheelchair

Empower

  • This month's resources: 50 Things You Need to Know About Satan and Demons, Jonathan Bermos on the afterlife, Sanctus Real's Dream, plus more.
  • Reviews: Mike Shreve's Powerful Prayers for Supernatural Results PLUS: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas

October 2014: The Mystery of the Shemitah

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The Mystery of the Shemitah

Jonathan Cahn decodes a 3,000-year-old mystery linking Israel's current events, the Sabbath year, blood moons, America's economy and you.

Featured Articles

  • Lost and Found: Regathering the 'Lost Tribes' of Israel
    How God is bringing back to the Holy Land 10 tribes that seemingly vanished from history more than 2,700 years ago
  • What Would Jesus Do About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
    The believer's response to both Irsael and the Palestinian community can be complicated, but Christ established a clear model
  • When the Holy Land Comes to Life
    A trip to Jerusalem's Temple Mount sparks renewal during a season of spiritual dryness
  • What the Bible Really Says About Being Gay and Christian
    5 Scriptural truths that dismantle the modern-day argument that God's Word condones the homosecual lifestyle
  • What Makes God Smile
    We need faith to please God. So how do we develop the kind that makes His day?

Inspire

  • How Medical Ministry International changes more than half a million lives with 90 percent volunteer force
  • After hitting rock bottom, former slugger Darryl Strawberry and wife now helping other heal
  • How to raise 32 children after your marriage almost falls apart

Empower

  • This month's resources: Nicolas Cage remakes Left Behind, Desperation Band's new live CD, Satan's Deadly Trio and more
  • Reviews: Lisa Bevere's new book and 21 Things the Devil Cannot Do

September 2014: The Case for the MEV

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The Case for the MEV

Does the world really need another Bible translation? Charisma reports on the state of Scripture engagement today and how the new Modern English Version could impact trands and change lives.

Featured Articles

  • My Roots in a Biblical Revolution
    Steve Strang has known for years that his ancestry included a famous Bible translator, but it wasn't until publishing the MEV that this lineage took on a whole new meaning.
  • The Making of a Bible Translation
    The miraculous story of how the Modern English Version came to be
  • The Word Made Fresh
    How the MEV brings the beauty of the King James Version into the 21st century.
  • Dumb and Dumber: How Bible Illiteracy Is Killing Our Nation
    Despite having more access to Scripture, we're the most biblically illiterate generation in history. Here's why that's affecting our culture—and what we can do to curb the trend.
  • How to Read the Bible Like Jesus
    5 elements from the greatest Bible study ever to help direct your own study time.
  • Stand Tough in Tough Times
    Ron Luce's world was rocked when his daughter was the lone survivor of a plane crash that killed four young men. Here's what he's since learned about faith when life doesn't make sense.

Inspire

  • ORU students break missions record
  • Pay it forward ... with a trackable card
  • MasterWorks ministry equips artists with practical and spiritual training

Empower

  • This month's resources: China's Opening Door, Max Lucado on simple prayer, IHOP worship, Ron Luce gets Resilient, David Wilkerson biography and more
  • Reviews: Bill Johnson's Experience the Impossible, new J.J. Hairston CD
  • PLUS: Q&A with Jim Caviezel

August 2014: Recognizing the Holy Spirit

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A Centennial Move of the Spirit
100 years of the Assemblies of God

It's been 100 years since the Assemblies of God emerged from the outpouring at Azusa Street. Charisma's founder reports on how the Holy Spirit has moved through the world's largest Pentecostal denomination—and what lies ahead.

Featured Articles

  • Our Roots in the Assemblies of God
    How my personal journey—and that of Charisma—has been shaped by the AG.
  • Marks of the Assemblies
    What three elements not only characterize the Assemblies of God, but also must remain for future growth?
  • Convoy of Hope's Mission to Feed One
    How you can join the movement to help combat world hunger for just $10 a month.
  • Are You a Friend of the Holy Spirit?
    The Holy Spirit isn't strange. He's a wonderful, kind, and sensitive Person—and here's how a real friendship with Him can change your life.
  • You're Not an Extra!
    Have you relegated yourself to the sidelines in the kingdom while others do the "real" work? Here's the truth about God's plans for you.
  • When the Holy Ghost Moves on the Big Screen
    A new film from Darren Wilson highlights God's supernatural power onscreen. But it's the behind-the-scenes stories that indicates another movement.

Inspire

  • Jack Frost's widow finds courage to continue at Shiloh
  • AG missionary program for children and teens makes major impact
  • Texas woman walks after four years confined to wheelchair

Empower

  • This month's resources: Guillermo Maldonado's Supernatural Transformation, new Lecrae album, faith and football, plus more.
  • Reviews: Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare Manual from John Eckhardt, Bill Hybels' Simplify, plus an interview with Christine Caine.
Charisma Magazine July 2014 covers

July 2014: Hearing God

Cover Stories

Cover 1: Hearing God
How to discern God's voice in a world of distractions

Cover 2: A Tribute to Pastor Jack Hayford
At age 80, a life well-lived

Featured Articles

  • Developing an Ear for the Truth
  • The Simplicity of Shareing the Gospel
  • What to Do When You're Raising Your Grandchildren
  • The Life and Times of Jack and Anna Hayford
  • A Spiritual Father
  • The Vision to Build a University for the King

Inspire

  • ORU alumni newlyweds capture hearts with heroic battle against cancer
  • Ecuador missionary uses personal pain to fuel outreach to alcoholics
  • Find out what made a kidnapper release a faith-filled 10-year-old
  • Couple refuses to coast in retirement

Empower

  • This month's resources: Hillsong's No Other Name, a follow-up Demon Dictionary, Kevin Malarkey admins to A Beautiful Defeat and more
  • Reviews: Persecuted, Moriah Peters' Brave, Andrew Farley is Relaxing With God and more

June 2014: GOD (B)LESS AMERICA

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GOD (B)LESS AMERICA
Why Fox News host TODD STARNES' fight for religious liberty goes beyond America's culture wars.

Featured Articles

  • The Secret to Holy Sexuality
    Many married Christians struggle to connect God's holiness with their sexuality because of abuse, addictions or faulty mindsets. It's time to discover the truth about God and sex.
  • What Not to Wear: Another Look at Modesty
    Confronting cleavage, carnality and purity in a culture obsessed with showing more skin
  • Sexual Atheism and the Christian Single
    Why the latest Christian dating data reveals a deeper spiritual malaise
  • Moving Beyond Bitterness and Betrayal
    How to heal from the devastation of being betrayed
  • The Gift That Hasn't Stopped Giving
    A radical career change and a response to a newsparper story not only changed one man's family, but is now transforming lives with a biblical truth of generous living

Inspire

  • Sujo John's YouCanFree.Us combats human trafficking industry in India.
  • Can being blessed become a curse?
  • Philippines missionary wrongly jailed uses experience for good.
  • Florida woman forgives after the unthinkable happens to her.

Empower

  • This month's resources: N.T. Wright's Surprised, Ted Dekker's Hacker, hope after a devastating tornado and more.
  • Reviews: R.T. Kendall's 40 Days With the Holy Spirit, sophmore album from American Idol winner Danny Gokey.

May 2014: Walking in the Supernatural

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Walking in the Supernatural
Randy Clark explains how to move from an average faith into walking with the Holy Spirit and seeing signs, wonders and miracles.

Featured Articles

  • When Angels Intervene
    Six respected charismatic leaders share firsthand accounts and personal revelations involving angelic encounters.
  • Why We Need Supernatural Manifestations in the Church Today
    To be relevant for the kingdom, we must earnestly desire the supernatural.
  • What Supernatural Authority Do You Have?
    What you need to know about binding the spirits, principalities and powers of darkness.
  • The Supernatural Ascension
    Among most evangelicals, Jesus' ascension is largely an uncelebrated event. Here are seven reasons why it matters more than most of us think.
  • The Supernatural Power of Agreement
    How walking in unity with others paves the way for the miraculous.

Inspire

  • Could recent floods in Mozambique expand the revival Iris Global has seen?
  • College party town meets God's love through Jesus Burgers
  • How a Florida ministry is teaming with pro athletes to help hurting kids
  • A Bridge to Restoration
  • C.S. Lewis adapted for theater (again)

Empower

  • This month's resources: Smitty signs Sovereign, Dutch Sheets on Hope, deliverance ministry stories and more.
  • Reviews: Ragamuffin movie, Focus on the Family's Irreplaceable, Anthony Evan's CD and more
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