This issue of Record contains stories that start in dark places. Violence. Oppression. Persecution. Praise God, however, that they don’t stay there! When God’s Word enters the scene, a person’s whole perspective shifts. Read how you provided a 90-year-old with her first Bible. Hear one American soldier’s take on why reading the Bible really matters. Rejoice at how Scripture is bringing healing to Syrians who have endured war, kidnappings, and great grief.