Aug. 25, 2012
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A special ‘books’ program - Rodney Stark, Ann Voskamp, N.D. Wilson, Charles Dickens, Bob Lupton, Calvin Miller, plus GOP convention, foreign policy, more Obamacare lawsuits, Cal Thomas, Joel Belz, History Book

Our special 2012 Books Program: Rodney Stark on 'The Triumph of Christianity,' Ann Voskamp and N.D. Wilson on writing, Bob Lupton on 'Toxic Charity,' Ed Stetzer remembers the late Calvin Miller, the lasting influence of Charles Dickens, Joel Belz on the e-book revolution - plus political convention time, Mindy Belz on foreign policy, Cal Thomas on Todd Akin, the Paul Ryan factor, a notable speech by Ronald Reagan, the History Book, and more.

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

A preview of the Republican National Convention
Campaign 2012 and foreign policy

The Todd Akin storm

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Keep up with WORLD's election coverage here.

Mindy Belz is the editor of WORLD Magazine. Read her regular online column "Globe Trot."

Cal Thomas is America's most-widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column "Trapping season."

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Hour A, Segment 2

TW&E 2012 Books Program: WORLD's Book of the Year—The Triumph of Christianity by Rodney Stark (part 1)

Rodney Stark is the co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University and the author of 28 books, including The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion (HarperOne).

View his full lecture about that book here.

WORLD News Group's editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky reviewed The Triumph of Christianity by Rodney Stark in "A religion on the move," published in the July 14 issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour A, Segment 3

TW&E 2012 Books Program: The Olasky interview—A conversation about writing with Ann Voskamp
Ed Stetzer on the life of Calvin Miller

Marvin Olasky sits down with Ann Voskamp to discuss writing. Listen to the full interview here (mp3 audio), courtesy of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va. Also read Marvin's article "The write way" from the July 14 issue of WORLD Magazine.

Ann Voskamp blogs at A Holy Experience and is the bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. She is also featured in a video trailer for WORLD's upcoming series "Emerging Christian Leaders."

Ed Stetzer is the president of Lifeway Research and author of several books relating to church and culture. Read his recent blog post "Calvin Miller has died." You can read Calvin Miller's obituary at Baptist Press.

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Hour A, Segment 4

TW&E 2012 Books Program: Book of the Year runner up—Toxic Charity

Robert D. Lupton is founder and president of FCS Urban Ministries based in Atlanta.

Audio of Bob Lupton was provided courtesy of the Verge Network. Find out more at www.vergenetwork.org, and learn about the Verge 2013 Conference on March 1-2, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

WORLD News Group's Marvin Olasky reviews Bob Lupton's Toxic Charity in "Book of the Year runners up."

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Hour A, Segment 5

TW&E 2012 Books Program: Joel Belz on the e-book revolution

Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD Magazine. He writes a bi-weekly column for WORLD.

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Hour B, Segment 1

The Paul Ryan factor
GOP conservatives push for break up of big banks
Two more Christian colleges sue over HHS birth control mandate

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Keep up with WORLD's election coverage here.

Warren Cole Smith covers business, market and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular column "Signs and Wonders."

Read more about the latest Obamacare-related lawsuits in "Biola sues" by WORLD News Group's Emily Belz.

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Hour B, Segment 2

A notable speech: Gov. Ronald Reagan's impromptu address at the 1976 RNC
A commercial from the 1976 general-election winner Jimmy Carter

Watch Ronald Reagan's full speech, courtesy of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.

See the outcome of the 1976 presidential election here.

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Hour B, Segment 3

TW&E 2012 Books Program: A conversation about writing with N.D. Wilson
G.K. Chesterton on the lasting influence of Charles Dickens

Christian writer N.D. (Nate) Wilson is an author of both fiction and nonfiction works. His latest novel, released Aug. 23, 2011, is The Dragon's Tooth (Random House).

Listen to N.D. Wilson's full conversation with Marvin Olasky here (mp3 audio), courtesy of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va.

Read Dr. Olasky's article "Feeding souls" from the July 14 issue of WORLD Magazine.

Read Gene Edward Veith's article on Charles Dickens, "Victorian culture warrior."

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Hour B, Segment 4

TW&E 2012 Books Program: WORLD's Book of the Year—The Triumph of Christianity (part 2)

Rodney Stark is the co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University and the author of 28 books, including The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion (HarperOne).

View his full lecture about that book here.

WORLD News Group's editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky reviewed The Triumph of Christianity by Rodney Stark in "A religion on the move," published in the July 14 issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Aug. 27, 1727—A Moravian community at Herrnhut, Germany, begins a round-the-clock "prayer chain." At least one person in the community prayed every minute of the day—for more than 100 years.

Aug. 26, 1920—The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is declared in effect.

Aug. 25, 1944—Paris is liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation.

Aug. 28, 1968—Police and anti-war demonstrators clash in the streets of Chicago as the Democratic National Convention nominates Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey for president.

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