From Calvin to Henson

Books | Four classic reads
by Emily Whitten
Posted 2/13/20, 03:39 pm

Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life by John Calvin: John Calvin first published The Institutes of the Christian Religion in Latin in 1536. Within these five chapters translated by Henry J. Van Andel, Calvin says the goal of the Christian life is to achieve “a harmony between God’s righteousness and our obedience.” Intended to fortify Christians against life’s trials, Calvin skips flowery language and long paragraphs in favor of bullet points.

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Executive branch insight

Books | Walking Washington’s political tightrope
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/13/20, 03:27 pm

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley walks a political tightrope in With All Due Respect (St. Martin’s, 2019). She writes of her relationship with Trump, “We didn’t always see eye-to-eye. Sometimes I called to privately express my disagreement with a policy. But he always took the call and he always listened. Usually, as in the case of the Iran deal, we agreed.”

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

2020 Children’s Books of the Year

Children’s Books of the Year | A TIME FOR VIGILANCE: Children need their parents not only to guard against objectionable books but to promote good ones. The titles in the following pages are books to consider
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 2/13/20, 02:46 pm

State Rep. Ben Baker, of Missouri House District 160, is concerned about the kind of books kids may encounter at the local library. “I want to be able to take my kids to a library and make sure they’re in a safe environment,” where objectionable material can’t slip by a parent’s notice. To that end, his House Bill 2044 attaches the “Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act” to a routine funding measure.

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