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Apologetics Press :: Reason & Revelation
January 1997 - 17[1]:8

The “New” Reason and Revelation
by Bert Thompson, Ph.D. and Wayne Jackson, M.A.

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Welcome to the “new” Reason & Revelation! Our regular readers will notice that quite a change has occurred between the December 1996 issue and this first one for 1997. We would like to explain to you, and to our new readers, what prompted these changes, and why we believe they will make such an improvement in the journal.

For the past four years (1993-1996), Reason & Revelation has been produced in an eight-page, two-color format. Included in each month’s issue was an additional four-page insert called Resources. We used the eight-page format for articles on a variety of topics; we used the special insert to discuss items in the news, to write reviews, and to advertise many of our products.

Late in 1996, however, we approached our printer about the possibility of being able to print Reason & Revelation in full color throughout—which would allow us to include diagrams, photographs, schematics, and many other enhancements that we felt our readers would enjoy, and from which we believed they would benefit. One stipulation that was important to us, however, was that we be able to make the necessary improvements without radically increasing the subscription price. From the inception of our work in 1979 to the present day, one of our primary goals has been to produce materials that not only are biblically sound and scientifically accurate, but affordable as well. We remain committed to that goal.

The good folks at Williams Printing in Montgomery (who have done our printing for over 15 years) worked closely with us to make possible this major change in Reason & Revelation. In the process, we reached an agreement to omit the four-page insert being used for Resources, and to begin printing the entire journal in full color as of January 1997.

While we were making these changes, we also sought the assistance of a team of graphic artists, who worked closely with us to redesign the journal from beginning to end. They suggested numerous changes that would allow us to make the most of the four-color printing process, and also provided input that resulted in the new Reason & Revelation banner you see on page one of this issue.

All of this has been months in the making. We believe these changes not only will make the journal more attractive and appealing, but will open up possibilities for future improvement that we could not even have imagined in the past. It probably goes without saying that all of us associated with the work of Apologetics Press are excited about the “new” Reason & Revelation.

But that is only half the story. As most of our readers are aware, we also publish Discovery, a monthly paper of Scripture and science for kids. It is wildly popular, and has proven to be one of our most endearing products. Through its pages, young and old alike are taught important truths about God, His Word, and His world.

While we were redesigning Reason & Revelation, we also worked with the graphic artists, and our friends at Williams Printing, to redesign Discovery as well. The first issue of the new edition (January 1997) has just been released for distribution, and is drawing rave reviews. If you have not seen a copy, but would like to receive one, please contact our offices for a free sample. Discovery makes a wonderful gift for children and grandchildren.

We, the editors, want you to know that we are committed to producing the highest-quality materials available. We also are committed to remaining true to the Word of God. As always, we sincerely appreciate your use of our products, and welcome your suggestions or comments.

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