Alex Mitchell


Biography of Alex Mitchell

Ruth Alex Mitchell (née Beale, 23 February 1947 – 26 November 2010) was a British journalist who was the "editor and driving force behind the Christian current affairs magazine Third Way".She edited Third Way for five of its first six years and "established its reputation as making a significant contribution to Christian social thinking." Her hymn "Now We Sing a Harvest Song" is in the BBC's popular hymnal Come and Praise.

She was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England and was educated at Eastacre School, St Swithun's School, Winchester County High School for Girls and Eastleigh Technical College before going to work at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. In 1966 she attended the London mission of the American evangelist Billy Graham and found it life-changing. After working for the Church Army for four years, she went to All Nations Christian College for two years to train as a missionary. During this time, three of her poems were published in Making Eden Grow, an anthology published by the Scripture Union. In 1973, she joined the staff of Crusade, a Christian monthly magazine.

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