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The War Cry is Britain's iconic Christian weekly. 

From arts and culture to health and sport, The War Cry is packed with features, comment, reviews, mouth-watering recipes, puzzles and much more...

This week - Christmas Issue 2016

Nigel Bovey's Christmas poem 'The Image' accompany's Rodney Kingston's canvas style painting of the Nativity. 

Leanne Ruthven describes the ministry of The Salvation Army in Romania. 

Renée Davis visited The Vine in New Addington to find out about how, for some three years, the service has been changing lives and adding a special touch at Christmas. 

In this week's Bible study, Peter Mylechreest considers the greatest story ever told. 

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Also this week in the print edition:

  • A seasonal message from General André Cox, international leader of The Salvation Army. 

  • Sandy Hooks tells Claire Brine why she wrote a musical about the birth of Jesus. 

  • This Christmas, Hortense Julienne shares her low-cost Christmas cake recipe using ingredients commonly found at a fodo bank. 

Plus more news, views, media, recipes, puzzles and cartoons, all in this issue of Britain's most popular religious weekly, fighting for hearts and souls.

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