Table of Contents

Cover Story

Out of the ghetto

Out of the ghetto

by Gene Edward Veith & Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Christian publishers reach for a share of the secular market, mainstream publishers jostle for Christian market share-and readers win from the competition

In this issue: "Summer Books 2005," July 2, 2005

Features

Birth of the biotech religion

Birth of the biotech religion

By Marvin Olasky

Special Issue | Scientists and ethicists explore the brave new frontier of cyborg citizens, transhuman democracies, altered embryos, and tropical hair

'Mo-om, I'm bo-ored'

'Mo-om, I'm bo-ored'

By Susan Olasky

Special Issue | Looking for reading ideas for summer-sated middle schoolers? Here are a few suggestions

Foretastes of heaven

By Gene Edward Veith

Special Issue | An upcoming Narnia movie means rich new book releases

Clerical mysteries

Clerical mysteries

By Lauren F. Winner

Special Issue | The greatest mystery is why the genre's minister-detectives are so liberal

Virtue and its opposite

Virtue and its opposite

By Marvin Olasky

Special Issue | Author Philip Caputo explores Africa, jihad, fanaticism, and faith

Marathon men

Marathon men

By Edward Lee Pitts

Iraq | Military handovers begin next month-and Iraq's new army still has a long way to go

Freedom to conform

By Priya Abraham

China | Chinese leaders say a new law protects religious liberty, but unregistered house churches seem to be facing repression as usual

Red menace

By Mindy Belz

Science | Algae bloom takes the bloom off summertime rituals

Blaze of Old Glory

Blaze of Old Glory

By Jamie Dean

Politics | Showdown nears over how best to preserve the flag

Breakfast with Bush

Breakfast with Bush

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | The president makes the prayer breakfast rounds, the pope discusses unity with liberal Protestants, and other religion news

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Iraq Insurgents set off six bombs in one day on June 20 targeting Iraqi army units. One explosion killed 20 policemen, bringing to over 1,000 the number of…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Canine court A Newton, Mass., dog received a court summons in June demanding it appear to answer charges of being walked without a leash. Steven Dean was…

Quotables

By The Editors

"I look forward to death. I look forward to seeing God face to face." Evangelist Billy Graham during a news conference ahead of what may be his last crusade,

Endnotes

By The Editors

Fifteen years ago in WORLD magazine . . . The first year of the Bush administration is moving toward its end without providing an answer to a crucial…

Fallen Star

Fallen Star

By Hugh Hewitt

The Minneapolis Star Tribune surprised many by defending Sen. Dick Durbin's comments about Guantanamo

Reviews

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The five bestselling

Empire

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | ABC's five-part miniseries is a total rewrite of history

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The world found in comic books allows for bold contrasts between good and evil

Notebook

Lost in cyberspace

Lost in cyberspace

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Americans are gaining new tools to protect themselves from identity theft

Sports

Sports

By John Dawson

Sports | This year's NBA Finals bombed in the ratings, down 27 percent from the first game of last year's finals

Voices

Fatality flaw

Fatality flaw

By Joel Belz

The U.S. death rate in Iraq is indeed rising, but some comparisons are still in order

TO: Our Chinese monitor

TO: Our Chinese monitor

By Gene Edward Veith

Your efforts to stamp out the church will only make it grow

All alone in the world?

By Janie B. Cheaney

"Edgy" children's fiction is popular with adults, but kids know better

Future shocks

Future shocks

By Marvin Olasky

The fundamental things will still apply, as times go by

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

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