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Editor’s Note: The August 27 issue of WORLD generated more than double the number of letters we usually receive, prompting us to publish an additional page of reader comments.

The cover of the August 27 issue was too provocative for a magazine that any member of my family could see. Please take this into account when choosing artwork for your covers.
Ann Hemme / Strongsville, Ohio

Please tell us you had any doubts about the August 27 cover. We count on you to appear in our homes, where our children live. You have placed a low thing before their young eyes and ours. The betrayed trust is difficult to regain.
Lawrence Lucas / Moscow, Idaho

Congratulations on the superb cover, which attracts even if the content of the article is distressing.
David Constance / Deland, Florida.

Wow! Thanks for the new look. I wasn’t a fan of the last makeover and even considered not renewing. It was not easy reading for my 50-year-old eyes.
Michele Harn / Williston, Tenn.

The latest redesign produced the best WORLD ever for my 87 year old eyes. I was not able to cross the WORLD as I do now!
Peter Kushkowski / Portland, Conn.

I complained about the previous redesign and am excited to see the new WORLD – all readability issues are gone! I want to say “thank you” and “great job” after my previous complaints.
Rebekah Matt / St. Louis, Mo.

For those of us who read your magazine for ‘dessert’ at the end of the day, it’s a more relaxing, eye-pleasing experience than the old format!
Karen Davis / Exton, Pennsylvania.

Kudos to all of you for a much more readable layout! We love maps here in our classic homeschooling focus, so we welcome the map header in Global Briefs as well as the informative sidebars.
Lauren Nichols/Fort Wayne, Ind.

A year ago, my subscription expired. Seeing the return to a more pleasing to the eye font and layout, I send payment immediately. Thank you for this publication that challenges our thinking.
Ann Bailes/Anderson, SC

Thank you, Carl Trueman, for explaining how our society has come to this when it comes to sexuality – I think I finally get it! I pray that the Lord will bring men and women back to clarity of thought, especially those who influence the most vulnerable.
Beverly Lambert / Westminster, Maryland

Your cover story, while interesting, was devoid of much scripture. WORLD’s apparent drift towards a “light of the scriptures” publication makes me pause.
Kim Reed / Rapid City, SD

Trueman’s cover story was the most comprehensive, informative yet concise article I have read regarding the cultural gap from biblical and logical truth. I will try to get all my children to read it seriously.
Scott Keller/Snellville, Ga.

Kim Henderson conveyed Valerie Elliot Shepard’s heart and commitment to spreading the legacy of her parents. She lives the call with grace, love and fidelity to their memories and to the glory of God.
Chris Lipscombe/Gulfport, Miss.

I see the legacy of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot continue, and I pray that my grandchildren’s grandchildren will know their faith in the gentle and humble Jesus whom they loved and served.
John and Eva Herberich / Chattanooga, Tenn.

I was moved by the article on Christian schools and special needs. I have a daughter with Down syndrome and have been asking our church school for years to address this issue.
Christy Keyton / Dothan, Alabama.

Yes, many Christian schools don’t have a strong special needs curriculum, but that’s not because they don’t “value” these students. Schools simply don’t have the money, and this problem won’t be solved by a “creative mix of tuition, government funding, and fundraising.”
Alan Pue / Castle Pines, Colo.

There is a great need for Christians to support special needs education for those who choose not to plug into the public school system.
Melissa Hodges / Aledo, Ill.

I don’t believe the FBI crossed the Rubicon. I believe Donald Trump did. The FBI has never done anything like this before because we’ve never had a president like Donald Trump before.
James A. Avery / Charlottesville, Virginia.

Unprecedented? We reap what we sow. I remember when a presidential candidate walked into political rallies shouting, “Lock her up.” What goes around comes around.
Glenn Palmer / Norfolk, Virginia.

Our former president’s behavior and comments crossed several Rubicons from which our nation may never recover. Not surprisingly, one or more of these crossings landed him in legal trouble.
Phil McLain/Newberg, Oregon.

Regarding your information article: I say: “The emperor has no clothes!”
Rebecca Blair / Albany, Oregon.

Circular definitions of woman as “the opposite of man” and man as “the opposite of woman”, while true, define nothing. Ironically, and probably unintentionally, these definitions at least affirm gender binary.
Ray Dobelstein / Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Astronomer Allison Kirkpatrick finds herself “lying awake at 3 a.m. wondering if everything I’ve done is wrong.” It is time to interpret the discovery of historical evidence in light of the Book written by God, who created all the galaxies.
Jorge A. Velez / Long Beach, CA

While I agree with Lynn Vincent’s point in her column, there is a certain tone of rudeness that bothered me. Can’t we choose words that reflect a speech and tone that is always gracious according to Colossians 4:6?
Jeannine Ramer / Uniontown, Ohio

I could literally feel my smile growing as I read Vincent’s inaugural column as editor. As a long-time reader, I found great relief and joy in reading more Machen and less Keller between his lines – and all with a twinkle in my eye!
Noel Adams / Cedar Park, Texas

Two films about the train that you could have included in your list: silver series with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor and the best train movie of all time, The train with Burt Lancaster and Paul Scofield.
Gerald Bonsall / St. Albans, Vermont.

It seems like almost every good book features “strong women”. I would love a list of books with admirable male protagonists. Children should read about positive characters of both genders as they strive to become the men and women God created them to be.
Gail MacDonald / Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

As an educator, I was thrilled to find books that held the attention of students who didn’t enjoy reading. I had a waiting list for Patricia Rushford’s Jennie McGrady series, with students reading to each other faithfully so they could get the next book.
Ginny Shaffer / Newville, Pennsylvania.

Thank you for presenting Serial Killer: A True Crime Podcast. It’s hard to listen, but fearless Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer don’t fear the truth.
Henny Bulten / Montgomery, TX

Kermit Gosnell’s arrogance and defensiveness in the face of his evil deeds was frightening. Hopefully the Lord will lead him to see his wrongdoings and seek forgiveness and renewal in his life.
Jim Bates/Marshall, Texas


The Cedar Hill, Texas Police Department investigated the incident of alleged abuse against Matt and Christi Bragg’s daughter (“The list“, September 24.).

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