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Listen to stories of life!

During January, 2017, twenty stories from the anthology “A Chicken Can Make a Difference” were played on air on 107.9Life. You can still listen to these stories on 107.9 Life at 6.30pm every Sunday eveninglogo-1Each week we will be featuring the recording of one of these stories here, on the Stories of Life website. This week we feature Carolyn Tonkin’s story, Welcome Home. 

Don’t forget to be thinking about your entries for Stories of Life 2017. The competition is open until midnight July 31!



Happy Easter from Stories of Life!

Do you have a resurrection story?

Entries for the 2017 Stories of Life competition are now open.

The purpose of the competition

How to Enter


Radio Launch


This morning Sue Jeffrey launched the competition on 107.9 Life on the Kit and Pete breakfast program. Kit was unwell so couldn’t be there (I’m sure she was present in spirit) but Sue and Pete had a blast talking about the competition which went live on April 1st.

Sue Jeffrey on the radio – talking about Stories of Life


Pete Court and Sue Jeffrey at 107.9Life radio station – telling Australia about Stories of Life.

Wherever our extraordinary God meets ordinary people there’s a story to tell – and so we’d love to read yours.

We’re looking for creative, engaging, ‘real’ stories that tell of how God touches lives. You can tell your story or the story of another person – the key is to write from your heart.

You could win a prize, have your story chosen for an anthology or even be broadcast on radio or appear in the newspaper.  Even if that doesn’t happen, the process of thinking through your story and finding words to tell it will help you share your story with your friends and family.

Story is powerful. Stories get under our skin and make us think. So don’t be shy – have a go.

It will be AWESOME!

Check out these key links:

Categories and Prizes

The Purpose of the Competition

Entry Conditions





The Stories of Life Anthology is here!


Looking for a great read?

Interested in a book where people share true and amazing stories about how God has touched their lives?

Do you want to know what ‘chickens’ and ‘underpants gnomes’ have to do with faith?


Then you are in luck as the Stories of Life anthology: A Chicken Can Make a Difference is now available to purchase online from Koorong books. 

This anthology is an excellent gift for – let’s face it – EVERYONE. It will encourage people who already hold to the Christian faith but it also can show people who haven’t made that step, the infinitely creative ways Jesus can impact the lives of ordinary people. 

Don’t forget to tune in to 1079 Life FM during January to hear many of these stories read on air.


Presenting! The names of our 9 prize-winning entries in  Stories of Life 2016   (top 3 in each category) are…

Our hearty congratulations goes out to the following writers, whose stories especially caught the judges’ attention this time around. The announcement of 1st 2nd and 3rd place etc will take place at the book launch in November, but for now here are the names of the winning authors (and their story titles) in alphabetical order:

  • Bethany Balacco (My God, My Father)
  • Marion Estelle (Hello Gorgeous)
  • Jessica Fazzari (The Story of My Life)
  • Jeanette Grant-Thomson (When I Think I’m Going Under)
  • Sue Jeffrey (Lucky Underwear)
  • Anna Kosmanavski (Waiting)
  • Levi Schubert (Reason to Fly)
  •  Catch Tilly (Lessons in Theology from the Underpants Gnome)
  • Jade Wyatt (Fighting for Peace)


We want you to tell us your stories of life and faith!