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January/February 2019
Volume 63, Number 1
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Table of Contents
Karen Swallow Prior: Good Books Make Better People
Why history's wisest figures have seen a connection between reading well and living well.
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
The release that best embodies our pursuit of Beautiful Orthodoxy.
He came to divide sons from their fathers and daughters from their mothers—not to promote “family values.”
The Psalms show us how to faithfully protest to God.
The academy's debate over black church differences is more than a numbers game.
The Bible refers to fellow Christians as "brothers and sisters," but how often do we treat them as family?
Slavery has been around since before Moses, but International Justice Mission’s president thinks its demise is only decades away.
Partner Content
How Christian campuses can foster free speech.
Building on the Black Church’s Bible Legacy
How African Americans outpaced the country in Scripture-savvy—and why ministry leaders expect even more from them.
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
Asia Bibi’s acquittal may model how to persuade Muslims of religious freedom.
Who Owns a Woman’s Body? Not Who You Think.
Why treating the female body like property misses the gospel and fails the unborn.
Jesus’ family tree offers more than a history lesson.
Let's be real. Many of us think we can do it better.
I Don’t Know Why the Atonement ‘Works,’ But I Know It Does
Christ taking our place on the cross doesn’t always make sense. It doesn't have to.
Researcher Mary Lederleitner explores the confusions and frustrations they face.
Chosen by Katie Ganshert, author of 'No One Ever Asked.'
I read Charles Martin’s Bible retellings with a critical eye. But the more I read, the more I found myself overcome with their spiritual power.
Chosen by Liz Carter, author of 'Catching Contentment: How to Be Holy Satisfied.'
In Every Issue
Our Jan/Feb Issue: What Are Book Awards Good For?
Guiding the invisible hand of publishing economics.
Responses to our November issue.
As a child of the Iranian Revolution, I wanted nothing to do with religion.
Baptists and Catholics Helped Save Thousands of Florida Marriages
How Baptists and Catholics Together Helped Save Thousands of Florida Marriages
A faith-based marriage campaign in Jacksonville appears to have driven divorce rates down. Can the model be replicated?