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July 4, 2009 | Vol. 24, No. 13

Book of the year

Marvin Olasky | It's based on the best-selling book of all time, but WORLD's 2009 winner takes Bible study to new levels


FEATURES
Breaking old patterns

Jamie Dean | With North Korea, despite UN resolve, it will be hard

America's debt to John Calvin

John Piper | The personal pervasiveness of God's sovereignty

Man knows not his time

Edward E. Plowman | Mission pioneer Ralph Winter saw clearly what seemed to others impossible

The irrepressible thirst for liberty

Mindy Belz | Tehran protests show no less driving force than the freedom movements that felled the Berlin Wall and ushered in U.S.

Booksellers breakdown

Warren Cole Smith | Technological innovations plus economic uncertainty equal transitions in Christian book market

Do it yourself

Susan Olasky | Self-publishing is the bright spot in a gloomy bookselling environment.

The story of Scripture

Marvin Olasky | When Sally Lloyd-Jones lost her job, her career as an author began

Nancy M. Tischler | Novelists who make Him the main character find many ways to answer the question, "Who do you say that I am?

Sticking by the Bible

Marvin Olasky | A 500th birthday biography of Calvin shows a complex man with a singular belief who delivered the church from medievalism

News to watch in the weeks to come

'One heart' solution

Rusty Leonard | Christian ministries believe the gospel is the key to Middle East peace

The best of the last

Marvin Olasky | Our contest for the best last lines of books drew some great entries


CULTURE
Books

Independence Day reading

Two views of America and some worthwhile investigations of John Calvin
 
FILM & TV

Trying to heal

Away We Go has the ethos of a post-tradition society

One to forget

Year One is caveman drama best left in the Stone Age

Impractical magic

The Proposal asks for too much suspension of disbelief

Movie with a message

Filmmakers hope Soraya M. prompts soul-searching and action
Video

Evolving humor

DVD shows the growth of funnyman Dennis Miller
Notable CDs

Notable CDs

Four noteworthy new CDs reviewed by Arsenio Orteza