Special Pages

Books Issue

Because we know our readers love to read, WORLD's editors have dedicated an issue of the magazine every summer since 1999 to books, authors, and trends in the publishing industry. Here are links to WORLD's annual issues on books:

Making tracks
Books Issue

Making tracks

Superb reporting and storytelling about a modern-day underground railroad make Melanie Kirkpatrick’s Escape from North Korea WORLD’s Book of the Year.
Books are special
Books Issue

Books are special

The written word is a uniquely powerful, and powerfully Christian, tool of communication.
Books of the Year
Books Issue

Books of the Year

Two new books are important responses to the rapidly growing promotion of theistic- or, more properly, deistic-evolution.
More than money
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More than money

WORLD's 2010 Book of the Year makes a compelling case that the clash between free enterprise and socialism is a moral battle.
Book of the year
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Book of the year

It's based on the best-selling book of all time, but WORLD's 2009 winner takes Bible study to new levels.
What's black and white and read all over?
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What's black and white and read all over?

Graphic novels are the latest blockbuster answer to an image-driven culture in search of stories and meaning.
7 fat years
Books Issue

7 fat years

A wealth of treadmill books, 400 to be almost exact, boiled down to an all-time favorite 100.
From disapproval to delight
Books Issue

From disapproval to delight

Novels and movies were once generally suspect in evangelical eyes, but now the emphasis is on discernment. Thirty evangelicals reveal their favorites.
Out of the ghetto
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Out of the ghetto

Christian publishers reach for a share of the secular market, mainstream publishers jostle for Christian market share–and readers win from the competition.
Truth and fiction
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Truth and fiction

A Christian publishing company aims to restore a great literary heritage: high-quality, general-market fiction written by Christians and from a biblical worldview.
Western culture's Top 50 books
Books Issue

Western culture's Top 50 books

Give yourself an education by checking out these books.
A look in the mirror
Books Issue

A look in the mirror

Books–how they're written and who writes them, the ideas they fight over, and the unpleasant implications they ignore–tell a lot about a culture.
Going mainstream
Books Issue

Going mainstream

Trends in the publishing industry are opening up new avenues for Christian writers, and some Christian books are selling millions of copies in mainstream bookstores. Does this mean that Christianity has become culturally influential again? Or does it merely signal that Christians have been swallowed up by the larger culture?
Nifty 50 Books
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Nifty 50 Books

WORLD's list of 50 great 20th century books for children
Top 40 Books
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Top 40 Books

The best titles proclaiming or applying a biblical worldview in a hostile 20th century