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The Nifty 50

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | WORLD's list of 50 great 20th-Century books for children

Cover Stories

Good books, lately

Cover Story Sidebar | For older readers, some Christian titles that are worth reading

In this issue: "Nifty 50 Books," July 1, 2000


Colson: Stanley should resign

By Edward E. Plowman

National | For the "credibility of the entire evangelical church," Colson's radio commentary calls on fellow Christian broadcaster Stanley to honor his promise to resign…

Leggo my scruples

By Andrée Seu

National | A consumer's lament: What to do when my true feelings about breakfast foods do not fit inside a checkbox

Weigh down, weigh off?

National | Thirty-four people converged at College Park Baptist Church on a cold January night in Indianapolis, Ind. The ink was barely dry on New Year's resolutions as…

Swimming upstream

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Reporter's notebook: As major U.S. denominations have pushed leftward, Baptists have gone the other way

Gore's convenient glitch

By Cal Thomas

National | While journalism sleeps: How a year of missing e-mail differs from 18-1/2 minutes of missing audiotape

Right behind Grisham

National | Paulo Coelho sells a syncretistic, New Age faith that resonates across the globe

Putin's power trip

International | Moscow takes control of Chechnya but fails to seize the high ground

Books by the megabyte

By Chris Stamper

National | E-publishing casts down the gatekeepers and opens doors for independents with new (or old) ideas

Trinkets or truth?

By Lynn Vincent

National | How bumper stickers, stuffed animals, and retail kitsch are squeezing the books out of Christian bookstores


The Buzz

By The Editors

FLORIDA: FEAR OF VOUCHERS SPURS PUBLIC-SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT A little competition goes a long way School-voucher supporters have long argued that vouchers would…


Our viewers recognize that hunting and fishing as a means of sustenance has been acceptable since the dawn of time. CBS spokesman Chris Ender, reacting to…



Sobering Marvin Olasky's "Brother against brother" in your summer travel issue (June 3) reminded me of our family's visit to the Vicksburg battlefield several…

Blunt instruments

By Mindy Belz

Beyond measured words: Remembering Jeff MacNelly

Batting .333

By Marvin Olasky

Brief notes on 14 recently published books

Complex simplicity

By Joel Belz

Jim Boice: A robust intellectual with a heart for the city


Evangelical thriller is No. 1

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Not just on Christian lists, but on the New York Times bestseller list


By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling nonfiction hardbacks as measured by placement on four leading lists as of June 20, 2000

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity as measured by box office receipts for the weekend of June 18

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WEB EXTRA: A High-Profile Divorce

The Cost of Biblical Faithfulness

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