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Cover Stories

Words on paper

Words on paper

by Janie B. Cheaney

Cover Story | Three reasons for pessimism, and three more for optimism, about the future of printed books

Cover Stories

Books of the Year

Books of the Year

by Janie B. Cheaney & Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Excellence in popular theology, history, and analysis

Cover Stories

Seven more fat years

Seven more fat years

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | 160 reading recommendations, 2007–2014

Cover Stories

Topical paradise

Topical paradise

by Janie B. Cheaney

Cover Story | The best books on subjects ranging from the Earth’s beginning to internet innovation

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Unequally yoked

Unequally yoked

by Warren Cole Smith

Cover Story | Can Christian publishers owned by secular companies maintain their Christian distinctives?

In this issue: "2014 Books Issue," June 28, 2014

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | JUNE 10: Insurgents overran the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the country’s second largest city, underlining the tenuous control the Iraqi government holds…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Suing Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, 52, sued the NFL over concussions he suffered as a player. Marino joined 14 other former players in filing the suit…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | June 23   New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony has until today to notify the Knicks that he plans to pick up a contract option and play the…

Unwelcome fame

By J.C. Derrick

News | Student hero dodges public spotlight, financial windfall in Seattle shooting

Feeling respected

By Marvin Olasky

News | Colorado’s Masterpiece Cakeshop will no longer sell wedding cakes. That’s because owner Jack Phillips discriminated against two gay men, according to the…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt.’ Hillary Clinton speaking in defense of her and her husband’s six-figure speaking…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Flying high On May 28, weather radars picked up what meteorologists initially believed to be flash storms brewing just west of Albuquerque, N.M. At first,

Reviews

Finding virtue

By Derringer Dick

Movies | Edge of Tomorrow is a sci-fi movie for the thinking man

Still Mine

By Megan Basham

DVD | During an early scene in Still Mine , a thoughtfully true story of lifelong love recently released on DVD, 87-year-old farmer Craig Morrison (James Cromwell)

Ida

By J.C. Derrick

Movies | From Schindler’s List to Life Is Beautiful , a wide range of movies have examined aspects of the Holocaust, but few films explore the ripple effect of one of…

Words and Pictures

By Alicia M. Cohn

Movies | For a movie mainly about inspiration, Words and Pictures is spectacularly lacking in it. This movie is an hour and 44 minute–long rant (that feels longer)

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | Cautions: Quantity of sexual (S), violent (V), and foul-language (L) content on a 0-10 scale, with 10 high, from kids-in-mind.com S V L 1.  The Fault

A century ago

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Onto the world war treadmill

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Books | Four recent nonfiction books

A team effort

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | David Jeremiah shares marketing secrets that help Christian authors like him find readers

The old ballgame

The old ballgame

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | The Baseball Project adds to its impressive lineup of albums about America’s pastime

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent pop-rock albums

Notebook

Midwest models

By Russ Pulliam

Lifestyle | True compassion’s social and political effects are on display in Indianapolis

Autonomous autos

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | Google and carmakers want to bring self-driving cars to a road near you

Code blue

Code blue

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Emergency workers say more people are using the ER since Obamacare took effect

St. Giles’ Cathedral

St. Giles’ Cathedral

By The Editors

Houses of God | Edinburgh, Scotland

Run for the children

By Andrew Branch

Sports | Drew Burnett will race through the Appalachian Trail to raise money for orphans in Uganda

Bailout fever

Bailout fever

By David Skeel

Money | Timothy Geithner claims massive bailouts saved the economy, but reasons for skepticism remain

Voices

Your children’s children

Your children’s children

By Joel Belz

WORLD | It’s time for us to build a new “Grandkids’ Media Legacy”

Empty frigates

Empty frigates

By Janie B. Cheaney

2014 Books Issue | Children should experience and learn to love literature before they learn to dissect it

Deadly business

By Mindy Belz

2014 Books Issue | The most dangerous things of all are the ideas found in books

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Chasing dreams

Chasing dreams

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Culture | A spotlight on the athletic achievement of Jewish Americans

Completely personal

By Marvin Olasky

History | The assassination that destroyed a century

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