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:
2014 Books Issue
Three reasons for pessimism, and three more for optimism, about the future of printed books
2013 Books Issue
Superb reporting and storytelling about a modern-day
underground railroad make Melanie Kirkpatrick’s Escape from North
Korea WORLD’s Book of the Year.
2012 Books Issue
written word is a uniquely powerful, and powerfully Christian, tool of
2011 Books Issue
Two new books are important responses to the rapidly growing promotion of theistic- or, more properly, deistic-evolution.
2010 Books Issue
WORLD's 2010 Book of the Year makes a compelling case that the clash between free enterprise and socialism is a moral battle.
2009 Books Issue
It's based on the best-selling book of all time, but WORLD's 2009 winner takes Bible study to new levels.
2008 Books Issue
Graphic novels are the latest blockbuster answer to an image-driven culture in search of stories and meaning.
2007 Books Issue
A wealth of treadmill books, 400 to be almost exact, boiled down to an all-time favorite 100.
2006 Books Issue
Novels and movies were once generally suspect in evangelical eyes, but now the emphasis is on discernment. Thirty evangelicals reveal their favorites.
2005 Books Issue
Christian publishers reach for a share of the secular market, mainstream publishers jostle for Christian market share–and readers win from the competition.
2004 Books Issue
A Christian publishing company aims to restore a great literary heritage: high-quality, general-market fiction written by Christians and from a biblical worldview.
2002 Books Issue
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.
2001 Books Issue
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?
1999 Books Issue
The best titles proclaiming or applying a biblical worldview in a hostile 20th century