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Cover Stories

Books of the Year

Books of the Year

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Two new books are important responses to the rapidly growing promotion of theistic- or, more properly, deistic-evolution

Cover Stories

Facing the pressure

Facing the pressure

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story Sidebar | The billion-dollar Templeton Foundation (see "Honoring his father," Dec. 4) is a positive force in many of its core areas, including Freedom and Free…

Cover Stories

A bridge too far

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story Sidebar | In June, after WORLD's articles on books were written and in production, the debate about theistic evolution, and particularly the existence of a literal Adam…

In this issue: "2011 Books of the Year," July 2, 2011

Features

No controversy? Dream on

No controversy? Dream on

By Marvin Olasky

2011 Books Issue | Ann Voskamp gains both fans and detractors for her poetic praises to God

Wholesome reading

By Marvin Olasky

2011 Books Issue | Good books with good values are not hard to find

Browsers' helper

Browsers' helper

By Susan Olasky

2011 Books Issue | For readers who search for books by genres and categories

A crisis observed

By David Bahnsen

2011 Books Issue | Authors reflect on the causes of the meltdown of 2008

Heart, head, hands

Heart, head, hands

By Amy L. Sherman

2011 Books Issue | The best books on fighting poverty focus on holistic social action

Highs and lows

Highs and lows

By Les Sillars

2011 Books Issue | Journalists and athletes offer peeks at the lives behind the games

Laugh tracts

Laugh tracts

By Albin Sadar

2011 Books Issue | A funny thing happened on the way to the bookstore

Better than bullets

Better than bullets

By Edward Lee Pitts

2011 Books Issue | Biographers tell the amazing stories of two pivotal presidents

Fighting cancers

By Emily Belz

2011 Books Issue | History writers document diseases of the body and of the soul

Getting better

Getting better

By Susan Olasky

2011 Books Issue | Six new novels show how Christian fiction has matured in recent years

Worlds apart

By John Ottinger III

2011 Books Issue | Six new novels offer a good start to a different kind of genre

Enchanted woods

Enchanted woods

By Megan Basham

2011 Books Issue | Six good fantasy novels from the past year

Darker times

By Janie B. Cheaney

2011 Books Issue | Fantasy novels about bleak futures are the rage among teenage readers

Bygone Britian

Bygone Britian

By Kenan Minkoff

2011 Books Issue | P.G. Wodehouse takes readers on an enjoyable trip to the world before World War I

A rare jewel of conference contentment

By William Boyd

2011 Books Issue | Meeting and greeting famous writers at the conference on southern literature

Gifts for readers

By Susan Olasky

2011 Books Issue | Four books to give on special occasions

Buy the book

Buy the book

By The Editors

2011 Books Issue | Links to purchase the books featured in WORLD's 2011 Books Issue

Dispatches

One nation under fire

One nation under fire

By Mindy Belz

Birth of South Sudan is staged to begin with renewed fighting and soft U.S. diplomacy

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Thatcher sell-off Auction house Christie's will sell off an important symbol of Great Britain's Iron Lady when it places Margaret Thatcher's famous handbag up…

Crowded field

Crowded field

By The Editors

Campaign 2012 | and more news briefs

No worship allowed

No worship allowed

By Emily Belz

Appellate court bars renting public school space to church for religious 'worship services'

Human Race

By The Editors

Released Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was released from a Houston hospital five months after she was shot by a gunman in Tucson, who killed six and…

Quotables

By The Editors

"It doesn't pass the straight face test in my opinion." U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, responding to a 32-page White House review of U.S. military…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Apple of their eyes Forget Times Square or the Empire State Building-according to one researcher, the most photographed object in Manhattan is the Fifth…

Notebook

King no more

King no more

By Mark Bergin

Sports | LeBron James has earned his role as NBA villain

Long's story

Long's story

By Timothy Dalrymple

Religion | Georgia megachurch hits hard times as famed pastor settles case involving scandalous charges

iPad navigators

iPad navigators

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | FAA considers allowing airlines to use tablet computers in place of paper charts in the air

Fatal outbreak

Fatal outbreak

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Europe reels from the spread of a resilient E coli strain

Coptic church

Coptic church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Misrata, Libya

Down and out

Down and out

By Joseph Slife

Money | Housing and job numbers highlight a renewed sense of economic unease

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

The still point of a turning world

The still point of a turning world

By Mindy Belz

Books slow the perpetual mental locomotion

Becoming readers

Becoming readers

By Janie B. Cheaney

In the rush of new reading technologies, don't forget that the text should be the main thing

Hard to hold on

Hard to hold on

By Joel Belz

How do you decide what's a throwaway and what's an irretrievable link to the past?

Within reach

Within reach

By Andrée Seu

Christ has given us the means to take back our minds and gain freedom in Him

Darwin matters

Darwin matters

By Marvin Olasky

Infanticide | The influence of evolutionary thinking reaches far beyond biology

Culture

Summer heart

Summer heart

By Megan Basham

Movies | Super 8 does something popcorn movies used to do-tell a good story

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

By Michael Leaser

Movies | This film is a garish, manic, incoherent waste of celluloid

Rejoice & Shout

Rejoice & Shout

By Alisa Harris

Documentary | Film tells the jubilant history of black gospel music

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Apparently enjoyable for children, it looks to be one of those movies parents take for the team

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of June 10-12, according to Box Office Mojo

Leaving the liberal cocoon

Leaving the liberal cocoon

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | From Ivy League grad to copy boy to influential editor, Adam Bellow has gained success as a conservative in the New York publishing industry

Open Case

Open Case

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Get past the liberal politics and you'll hear a lot about Jesus in the songs of Peter Case

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five new pop-rock releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

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