Why I Read World Magazine

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    Over 25 years ago, I remember cancelling our subscription to Newsweek because I had had it up to here with their so-obvious political slant and agenda. My mind was made up; I would never again be on their subscription list. At the same time, we also subscribed to Eternity, a Christian periodical published by Evangelical Ministries that was very thought provoking. But Eternity had fallen on hard times and was going under, so new-comer World magazine - the 3-year old evangelical challenge to Time and Newsweek – was asked by Eternity to pick up their remaining subscribers and to fulfill the balance of our subscription. We had never heard of World before then, but thought, hey – it’s free – if we don’t like it, we won’t renew. That was in 1989, and we have been loyal subscribers ever since.

In case you are not familiar with World, it is a news magazine published twice monthly, headquartered in North Carolina. What distinguishes World is its steadfast effort to report and understand national and world events from a biblical standpoint of man’s sin and God’s grace. It is a must-read for the thoughtful, intelligent Christian who wishes to influence the culture around them. The editorial team understands that Christianity has something to say about every area of life: law, science, arts, politics, business, marriage, medicine, technology and community. They have never been charged with dishonest reporting or non-existent sources.

When our boys were young, we subscribed to the age-appropriate World news magazine for them all the way through high school. When they married, we made sure they received World subscriptions. And last week, I just ordered the Pre-K – 1st grade edition for my  granddaughter Ella Mae, starting another generation of World readership.

And yes, World has a web site for those that prefer getting their news that way, plus a ton of interactive things for kids of all ages (check out the Biography section – great studies for kids). But me? Nothing replaces holding it in my hand - and I want my granddaughter to look forward to receiving something in the mail. I don’t know how much longer any of us will actually receive subscriptions this way, but while we can, count me in.

P.S. Go to and check them out. An annual subscription is $49.95, but if you sign up at they will give you, our friends, a 20% discount!

Same deal with the kids’ newspapers: check it out at If you like what you see, go to for 20% savings!


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