Have you heard about Ivan the Terrible? He was a delightful Russian king.

Did you know that he secretly worshipped Cronus aka Saturn – the god who ate his own children?

Ivan shows us clearly that you become like the god you follow.

Ivan tortured and murdered thousands of his own people. His life was drenched in innocent blood.

Can you imagine what would have happened if Ivan had followed Jesus instead of Cronus? 

Mark Roques

Mark Roques

Mark taught Philosophy and Religious Education at Prior Park College, Bath, for many years. As Director of RealityBites he has developed a rich range of resources for youth workers and teachers. He has spoken at conferences in the UK, Holland, South Korea, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Mark is a lively storyteller and the author of four books, including The Spy, the Rat and the Bed of Nails: Creative Ways of Talking about Christian Faith. His work is focused on storytelling and how this can help us to communicate the Christian faith. He has written many articles for the Baptist Times, RE Today, Youthscape, Direction magazine and the Christian Teachers Journal.