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Upside

Upside

Surprising Good News About the State of Our World

by Bradley R.E. Wright

It's easy to get discouraged or feel paralyzed by what you hear about the terrible state of the world. But what if the media and other prophets of doom have misled us? Could the world actually be getting better? Sociolologist Brad Wright uses the best available data to uncover the truth about the world's most important issues, including poverty, sickness, education, morality and the environment.
Surprising News About the True State of the World

Surprising News About the True State of the World

By Bethany House Publishers

An overview of the new book Upside.

The Doomsday Doubter: An Interview with Brad Wright

The Doomsday Doubter: An Interview with Brad Wright

By Patton Dodd

Worried about the state of the world? Sociologist Bradley Wright says you're probably concerned about the wrong things.

Upside: A Book Review

Upside: A Book Review

By David Swartz

The ravages of sin, failure, and brokenness might make us feel like God caught the last bus off this planet. "Upside" helps us realize He's still here.

Why We're So Pessimistic

Why We're So Pessimistic

By Bradley Wright

Read the first chapter of the new book Upside: Surprising Good News About The State Of The World.

Book Club Roundtable

A Glass Half Full

A Glass Half Full

By Joel Best

Upside, the new book by sociologist Brad Wright, may—although it should not—surprise many readers.

Bridging the Optimism Gap

Bridging the Optimism Gap

By Tony Jones

Upside was a welcome read this weekend, amid sky-is-falling debt ceiling negotiations.

Are We Dumber Than We Used to Be?

Are We Dumber Than We Used to Be?

By Dillon Burroughs

While some young Americans invest their increased education on improving their video game scores, the bottom line is that today’s young people are smarter than at any point in American History.

If the World is Getting Better, Why Do Americans Need Xanax?

If the World is Getting Better, Why Do Americans Need Xanax?

By Jana Riess

With riots in London, a nosedive in the stock market, and Michelle Bachmann dominating the airwaves, it’s hard to believe that the world is actually getting better.

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