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March 27, 2021 | Vol. 36, No. 6

Crimes and punishments

As Russia silences political dissidents, religious minorities—including evangelicals—find ways to grow during a chill

Family tapestries Transracial adoption brings unique challenges, but intentional parenting can help multiracial families thrive
Waiting in a risky place For refugees in a prolonged crisis, limbo in Turkey can turn to danger


Love beyond borders

South Korean romance series Crash Landing on You hits big with audiences for all the right reasons

Out of the nest

Penguin Bloom charts the true story of a woman whose debilitating accident drove her and her family to new limits

Back to Zamunda

Explicit material and lack of noble characters spoil Coming 2 America

Tales of ghosts and spirits—for kids?

Parents may want to beware

End-of-life lessons

The Father shows why dementia taxes both parent and child

Catch and rerelease

Noteworthy new or recent releases

Homage or nostalgia?

Cover albums can offer adventurous takes on classics or bland strolls down memory lane
Big Tech and a canceled book

Big Tech and a canceled book

A political philosopher discusses Amazon’s recent ban of his bestseller

Diving in the deep

Four theological books

Sacred ordering

The destructive pursuit of happiness above all else
Children's Books

Wonder and remembrance

Four new picture books

From riots to reconciliation
Pastor Myrue Spivey says God revealed over the years his need to love all people
A rapid test for coronavirus
Some researchers propose 15-minute screening tests to help beat COVID-19
Neighbors in need
For one February week in Texas, polar temperatures beat polarization