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Issue of April 7, 1999

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___ETHNIC ALBANIAN REFUGEES (top, right) from the Serbian province of Kosovo get bread after arriving in the northern border town of Kukes. An ethnic Albanian refugee woman (above, right) cries as she waits in front of a registration center in Skopje, Macedonia. An explosion (left) followed by a huge fire rages after NATO attacks in the southwest part of Pristina, Kosovo. Baptists worldwide are praying for peace in the troubled Balkans. Missionary leaders especially appeal for prayer for Christians who are trying to bridge the ethnic gap in Yugoslavia. (RNS/Reuters)
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ZOWIE!
New Bible
targets youth

___Broadman & Holman Publishers has released a Bible designed in comic strip format to entice teenagers--ages 14 and up--to partake in God's word. "This is a Bible for kids who are losing interest in Sunday school or who have never set foot in a church," said Dee Ann Grand, manager for the publisher's children's products. "It's a Bible that will appeal to kids who are comic book lovers or who like to read graphic novels." It also might catch the playful eye of "big people," she suggested.
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