Jonathan Boes

Jonathan is a graduate of World Journalism Institute's 2015 course.

Notable Books

Books | Seven self-published books
by Susan Olasky, Sandy Barwick, Jonathan Boes, Onize Ohikere & Kaylen Tanner
Posted 8/21/15, 01:00 am

During the past year, WORLD received more than 100 self-published books for possible review. This past May we had our 14 students at the 2015 World Journalism Institute each choose the books that most appealed to them—and from those to choose one to review. For the WJI students, that’s useful experience for future work in publishing or book reviewing. For the authors who sent their books, thank you. Although some of you will be disappointed not to find your book reviewed here, you have helped in the training of these budding journalists.

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Weekend Reads: A Ruth with rhythm

by Chelsea Boes & Jonathan Boes
Posted 6/20/15, 08:07 am

A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C.S. Lewis and Other Poems (Eerdmans, 2015) presents the first complete collection of verse by Joy Davidman, the American woman who married C.S. Lewis. Anyone who has seen the aging biopic Shadowlands will remember Davidman for her brassiness and her early death. But few will have experienced her literary gift firsthand.

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Associated Press/Photo by Nati Harnik

Christian perspectives on Nebraska's death penalty repeal

Death Penalty
by Jonathan Boes
Posted 5/29/15, 10:52 am

The death penalty died in Nebraska this week, with support from nearly half the state Senate’s Republicans.

With execution costs growing and lethal injection drugs hard to obtain, states face a choice. Like Utah, which recently revived firing squads, states could seek other execution methods. They could also follow Nebraska and 18 other states in repealing the death penalty altogether.

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