By Peter Wooding
The creators of women’s magazine Liberti are offering a special gift subscription, which they say will make the perfect Mother’s Day pressie.
The mag’s editor, Rebekah Legg says that not only is Liberti Magazine calorie free, but it will provide spiritual health for mums too.
She said: “There are so many pressures on women nowadays that come at them from the media - to be the perfect shape, to wear the perfect clothes, to have the perfect hair, the perfect job, whilst simultaneously being an organic super-mum.
“Liberti takes a different slant - it says that stuff isn't important - you were created perfect by a master craftsman who knew what he was doing.
“Liberti encourages women to walk in the freedom which that understanding gives and to explore the full breadth of what God has planned for them.”
A special mother’s day edition of Liberti has an article with Sandra Lacey - exploring her world as a mum since the death of her husband Rob, a superb but shocking feature examining the realities of domestic abuse and the challenge it brings to the church as well as contributions from Jen Baker, Charlotte Gambill, Cathy Madavan and Killy John.
The magazine was launched less than a year ago and Rebekah says the response to the magazine has been overwhelming: “We've had women from all over say how refreshing it is to have a Christian magazine that reaches them where they are. Subscriptions and sales are growing but more important to me are the stories I have been sent of women who have been challenged, encouraged and inspired by what they have read in Liberti. It's great to see God at work in what we do.”
Liberti was first published off the back of the success of Christian men’s magazine Sorted, edited by Rebekah’s husband Steve Legg.
“So many women have asked if he could produce a women’s equivalent. It had never really crossed my radar before, but as more and more women asked, I looked into it and realised that there was very little out there for women like me.
“Liberti actually existed before we were given it; it was created by Bev Murrill who is an inspirational powerhouse of a woman! Just as I was beginning to get really excited by the potential of a new women’s magazine, Bev emailed us and asked us if she could hand Liberti to us. The rest as they say is history.
“The aim of Liberti is to be a rally cry for Christian women around the world. Liberti comes from the Latin word for freedom and the vision is to liberate women in this country to be all that they were created to be by holding up great role models and elevating the debate about the role of women in the church.
“Then I want to inspire these women to address issues of oppression and gender inequality around the world.
“It’s a big dream but globally women do two thirds of the world’s work, receive 10% of the world’s income and own 1% of the means of production. That doesn’t add up. Millions of women face a battle to survive from the moment they are conceived and in this country we are in the privileged position of being able to do something to change that. I can’t think of a single good reason why we shouldn’t.”
To order your Mother’s Day gift subscription or to order bulk copies for your church to give away at your Mothering Sunday service go to: www.libertimagazine.com
March 1st, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross