Bradley Wright Upside - The Surprising Good News About the State of our World

Bradley Wright's book Upside will convince you that the constant negative media we encounter is not indicative of the actual state of our world. Many good and positive things are happening that the press never cover.

Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies North Park University writes writes:

"Brad Wright has done it again! Numbers show that doomsayers have got it wrong. Reading Upside is the ideal vacation - you feel refreshed and you want to tell everyone about it.

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Many Christians have an impending sense of doom about our country and the world. But are their fears based on reality or myth? In this book Wright examines issues of concern to Christians, including poverty, sickness, sexual morality, the environment, and the global church. Did you know that global poverty has been cut in half over the last several decades? That infant deaths have decreased dramatically in recent years? That Christianity is a growing and influential force in Asia and Africa? Maybe the world isn't in a downward spiral after all. In an age of pessimism, this book offers good news to Christian readers looking for glimpses of hope.

About the Author

Bradley R.E. Wright, PhD is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut. After receiving tenure, he switched his academic focus from crime to religion in order to research American Christianity. Brad received his PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, the top-ranked sociology graduate program in the United States. He has a popular blog ( based on his research. His first book, Christians are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told received the 2011 Christianity Today Book Award. He's appeared on numerous national media outlets including,, Moody's Chris Fabry Live!, and the Drew Marshall Show. Bradley Wright is married with two children and lives in Storrs, Connecticut.

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