I heart World Magazine
I just sent a letter to the editor of World Magazine.
I was so thrilled when my Stepdad purchased a subscription of World for my husband and me. I read each issue cover to cover. (The subscription is in my husband’s name, but I’m the one who consumes it!) I very much appreciate your mix of national, world, and Church news, human interest, a broad spectrum of entertainment information, and essays; I completely enjoy the format and multiple focuses that you employ. And, it’s all produced in a HIGH QUALITY manner, with a Christian perspective, yet one that is never parroting a particular platform, nor denigrating those with opposite viewpoints.
I have given away almost every back issue from this past year; each person to whom I’ve given a copy is invariably pleasantly surprised that there is a news magazine with an outlook such as World’s. (I know that my gifts to others has resulted in at least one subscription. I’m happy to spread the word!)
The August 1, 2009 issue is my favorite so far. Every article on every topic read as relevant, powerful, important, interesting, and insightful. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I particularly appreciated the profile of Senator Jim DeMint, and the article about urban planning. Too often, people who are very conservative are firebrands; it was a JOY to read of Sen. DeMint’s humble, yet principled efforts on behalf of South Carolina and our whole country. (I now have a quote from Sen. DeMint, gleaned from your article, on my blog.) My husband’s job is in the homebuilding industry as a home designer, and I am a former architecture major; it was extremely interesting, and very encouraging, to read, from a Christian perspective, what will hopefully be the way on for city planning.
My lone (and small) quibble with World magazine is that sometimes, Marvin Olasky’s articles are bloated and poorly edited. Obviously, I very much enjoyed his article on urban planning, as described above, but in general, I think that as editor-in-chief, he is perhaps given a bit too much leeway, and his works would benefit from someone(s) sifting through his stories to give them better focus.
Thank you very much for all your efforts to produce such a stellar, worthwhile product.