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Cover Story

The century's top 100 books

by Gene Edward Veith & Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | On July 3, WORLD offered a list of what were, from our perspective, the top 40 books of the century. Having a top 40, though, smacks too much of pop-radio…

In this issue: "Top 100 Books 1999," Dec. 4, 1999

Features

Let's make a deal

By Mindy Belz

International | When U.S. officials signed a historic trade accord with China, was it a new frontier or another paper chase?

Read my cyberlips

By Chris Stamper

National | Will governors tax internet sales? Will a federal civil-rights law change the face of AOL? Will MP3 become the gadget that stole Christmas?

NCC's recovery plan

By Edward E. Plowman

National | New money to take care of the NCC's operating shortfall of almost $4 million this year is not on the horizon. The United Methodist Church-one of the NCC's…

Cork the champagne

By R. Albert Mohler

National | NCC throws a $750,000 party for its 50th anniversary, but does the organization have a future?

Holding the line?

National | Mainline church battles over homosexual ceremonies continue

Back to the drawing board

By Candi Cushman

National | Student's picture of Jesus is too much for one New York school

Dispatches

Quotables

The reason you are here this morning is not luck. God is not through using you for His purpose. Pastor Dwight Edwards, of Grace Bible Church in College…

News & Reviews

By The Editors

Clinton apologizes in Greece Saying sorry President Clinton wound up a 10-day, six-nation European tour. In Greece, the president apologized for U.S.

Reviews

TV: Second time around

By Roy Maynard

Television | Divorce drama, like the real thing, turns out to be messy and unpleasant

Voices

Mailbag

Saddened My wife, Ruth, and I are saddened by the news report and the implications. We love our son, Ned, and very deeply love Carol and their two sons, and…

'I miss him'

We grieve, but the gospel gives comfort

More is to come

By Joel Belz

Don't forget journalism's future in your year-end giving

Bedtime reading

By Marvin Olasky

Two decades of Lewis, Tolkien, and much besides

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