Youthful Days

A Message from the Editor:

Youthful Days is a Christian Gospel magazine for young people.  Bible based, its central theme is the need for a personal link with Jesus as Saviour and Lord.   

The reason I edit Youthful Days is because I want you to know about God's wonderful offer of salvation. It really is important to make sure you know God's forgiveness for your sins, and the work of Jesus on the cross has brought it all within your reach.  God commands us all to repent of our sins and believe in the Lord Jesus, for it is only then that we can have peace with God.  Those who ignore it do so at their peril. 

Youthful Days is also written for those who already know the Lord Jesus as their Saviour, and who depend upon Him day by day.  Aspects of Christian walk such as faith, discipleship, righteousness, holiness, and practical salvation - all feature frequently in the stories told.  And of course, Christian testimony, for if Jesus is our Saviour, we need to tell others the good news too.

Each issue of Youthful Days comprises 20 illustrated colour pages with attractive front and back colour photographs, and contains short stories and articles that introduce the Gospel message, as well as strengthening young believers in their faith.  Frequent Scripture quotations are included to encourage bible study.

Typically, the articles included within Youthful Days have been written and drawn from the experiences of Christians, each one providing lessons to teach and encourage the young in the Christian way.  The magazine is structured to provide material for the interest of the very young in the earlier pages, then later considering more for those in their teens.  Regular articles include a “Food for Thought” page, a "Gospel Truth" column drawn from the experiences of Christian outreach, and more recently a page of thought-provoking messages under the heading of “Parcels of Gold”.

Another recent addition is a two-page Gospel message, sometimes abridged from a live gospel preaching, or perhaps a Gospel story that has special relevance.  There is also a word search, and a picture text page for children to colour.  The later pages comprise the Bible Class which is divided into age categories - for Gleaners (children under 8 years of age), Searchers (children from 8-11 years), and Students (those 12 years and above).  Award certificates for Bible Class answers that are consistently accurate are distributed each year.

The current magazine is not available online except for the Bible Class (use the Bible Class link on the left).  All recent question sheets can be downloaded and answers can be completed on a computer, and they can be sent to the Editor by either email or post. There is a link which enables answers for the current Gleaners and Searchers to be completed online using a mobile phone, the results of which can be submitted directly for markings and scores.  

There are six issues of Youthful Days each year, and an annual subscription including postage costs just £6. Copies are sent worldwide.  If you would like to receive a free introductory copy of Youthful Days, please email your request to, or write to my address (see in Contacts), and I shall be pleased to send a copy to you.  Examples of past copies can be viewed in the "Downloads" section.

I hope you will enjoy reading Youthful Days and that you may find comfort and peace in the messages of God’s love and salvation through Jesus.

Keith Wickens
Editor, Youthful Days

Bible quotations are from either the J N Darby version or the Authorised King James version of the bible.

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