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April 2008
Volume 52, Number 4
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Table of Contents
Why we can't afford to treat animals like they're humans.
Philip Yancey writes to save his past—and others' futures.
It's good for the soul to fight the virus.
Ryan Lott's meditative, mystical, and mesmerizing debut.
Short reviews of books on jihadism, the Lord's Supper, and Steve Martin.
The experience of Zondervan's new head, Maureen 'Moe' Girkins, hints at the future of Christian publishing.
The 'failed experiment' called the church still looks better than the alternatives.
What the new masculinity movement gets right and wrong.
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
Jim Wallis's attempt to transcend party politics in The Great Awakening never takes off.
But they are an opportunity, not a scandal.
Former Muslims seek to change their government-issued cards as outreach gains ground.
More and more churches get into the book business.
Customers 'feel like one of their family members has died.'
(Hint: Stop making it so religious.)
Why evangelicals shouldn't be threatened by new tellings of the Good News.
Helping Kenya begins by rejecting simplistic analyses and solutions.
We have to decide whether we have a stingy or a generous God.
While despairing of nuclear annihilation, I received an irresistible consolation.
The bodily resurrection is the good news of the gospel—and thus our social and political mandate.
Recent statistics on religious affiliation in the U.S.
PCUSA bars non-celibate gay clergy, Answers in Genesis launches online journal, and a NY court rules out-of-state same-sex marriages are valid.
Recent comments by Andy Pettitte, Bill Clinton, and others.
Ted Haggard exits spiritual restoration program, remembering David F. Wright and Ruth Stafford Peale, and more news.
This year, 49 publishers nominated 359 titles published in 2007. CT editors selected the top books in each category, and then panels of judges — one panel per category — voted. In the end, we chose 10 winners and gave 11 awards of merit to the books that best shed light on people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission. Selections from judges' comments are below.
The vice president of Kenya since January, Musyoka ran for the presidency unsuccessfully in 2007.
Investigators accuse YWAM of squelching tribal cultures.
Claims to new Sodom locations are salted with controversy.
Charitable-choice funding will face challenges under the new administration.
A dwindling Christian population battles fear and economic hardship.
WCC head to step down amid doctorate scandal.
New alliance may be more partisan than it lets on.
Seeking the Body and Blood Behind Bars
Seeking the Body and Blood Behind Bars
When I wanted to take Communion in prison, I had to “steal” it.