A number of key issues today are polarized by political, religious, or cultural assumptions. But not everyone has developed strong opinions about them. Many do not know what they believe and wait for a clear presentation of the facts. Others are so overwhelmed by the complexity of the issues that they choose not to engage, if only because the investment of time seems too great.
In the Skeptic's Guide™ series, Dale Hanson Bourke approaches these sensitive subjects with a few guiding ideas:
Jargon-free and propaganda-free, the easy to read, full-color guides in the Skeptic's Guide series are simple tools to educate the still-undecided on issues dividing our world. If you find fewer conclusions than plain facts here, it is only because there are certain issues on which the facts are much harder to come by.
"Dale Hanson Bourke is unmatched at giving an even-handed and readable account of controversial matters."
"It's important to have civil discussions on difficult issues even when we disagree. I'm thankful for the hard work of Dale Hanson Bourke, who sifts through the thorniest issues—HIV/AIDS, global poverty, immigration, even the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—to extract what we need to know not just to get along but to make meaningful change in the world. Her Skeptic's Guides have been important for our church, and I know they will be for your community as well."