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

Book of the year

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

Breaking old patterns With North Korea, despite UN resolve, it will be hard
America's debt to John Calvin The personal pervasiveness of God's sovereignty
Man knows not his time Mission pioneer Ralph Winter saw clearly what seemed to others impossible
The irrepressible thirst for liberty Tehran protests show no less driving force than the freedom movements that felled the Berlin Wall and ushered in U.S.
Booksellers breakdown Technological innovations plus economic uncertainty equal transitions in Christian book market
Do it yourself Self-publishing is the bright spot in a gloomy bookselling environment.
The story of Scripture When Sally Lloyd-Jones lost her job, her career as an author began
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 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 Christian ministries believe the gospel is the key to Middle East peace
The best of the last Our contest for the best last lines of books drew some great entries


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

Independence Day reading

Two views of America and some worthwhile investigations of John Calvin

Evolving humor

DVD shows the growth of funnyman Dennis Miller
Notable CDs

Notable CDs

Four noteworthy new CDs reviewed by Arsenio Orteza