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Immigration: Tough Questions, Direct Answers (Skeptic's Guide)

How can we be sure terrorists aren’t entering our country? What does it mean to be a citizen? Do immigrants help or hurt the economy? What’s wrong with calling someone an illegal immigrant? In this Skeptic’s Guide™ Dale Hanson Bourke sheds light on key terms and concepts, historical events and current concerns that drive the immigration debate. Such a complex issue offers no easy answers, but with charts and photos, facts and quotes, this dynamic guide sheds light without adding heat to the most important questions–a hallmark of the Skeptic’s Guide series, making it a valuable resource for individuals and groups.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Tough Questions, Direct Answers (Skeptic's Guide)

With all of the heat surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even the most basic facts can be hard to grasp. How do we make sense of what we read in the Bible―and what we read in the news? In this Skeptic’s Guide™, Dale Hanson Bourke sheds light on the places, terms, history, and current issues shaping this important region. Offering an even-handed presentation of a range of views on the most controversial issues, she provides a framework for American Christians to use in understanding why the conflict occurred, why it continues―and what remains to be done. With maps, charts, photos, and quotes, the guide answers such tough questions as:

  • What is meant by a two-state solution?
  • Who are the Palestinian Christians?
  • Do other countries help or hurt the peace process?
  • How does the Arab spring affect the conflict?

Easy to read and understand, this dynamic guide offers the type of presentation that has made the Skeptic’s Guide™ series so popular with individuals and groups. Offering basic information and simplifying complex issues, it is a helpful reference tool for beginners and experts alike.

Embracing Your Second Calling

Do you ever wonder if the best of life is in the past? Are you longing for more passion and purpose in the second half of your life? Take a deep breath and prepare for a great adventure as Dale Hanson Bourke resoundingly affirms that midlife is a time for reflection but also a time for action. In Embracing Your Second Calling, she challenges women to respond to God’s call specifically for this season of life and offers practical ideas for finding new meaning.

Why are so many people still living in poverty and what if anything can be done to help them? The Skeptic’s Guide™ to Global Poverty provides answers to the challenging questions many people have about poverty. The book considers various approaches to solving issues relating to poverty, including child labor, malnutrition, sex trafficking, refugees, and national debt. It also looks at institutions such as the World Bank and USAID and explains what they do, how they do it, and why some people criticize them. It redefines current events such as the minimum wage, immigration issues, health insurance, and debt forgiveness. It helps explain many of the issues humanitarian organizations are seeking to address, such as infant mortality, food security, and child development, and will be a useful tool for donor education.

AIDS is the biggest public health problem the world has ever faced. Yet with all the available information, many of us know little about it. There are thousands of books, websites, and professional documents about AIDS, but it takes time to search them to find the simple facts and information that dispel the myths about this pandemic. Motivated by the obvious need for a manageable tool, Dale Hanson Bourke has compiled the essential information in a simple and straightforward way, explaining medical and political issues in everyday language. Answering the questions the average person asks about this topic, the book is a valuable tool for personal information or group study.

Second Calling: Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life

Bob Buford’s book Half Time helped men definitively move from success to significance in the second half of their lives. Women over 40 long to redefine the rest of their lives, too. Many books focus on the negatives of aging and how to “survive” it. But Dale Hanson Bourke and the friends she interviewed – including General Claudia Kennedy, Kay Warren, Becky Pippert, journalist Peggy Wehmeyer and Jill Briscoe – resoundingly affirm that midlife can be a time of spiritual rebirth. What’s waiting for women in their Second Calling is an even greater purpose and a more encompassing passion for God and others beyond one’s family. Using the biblical story of Naomi, as well as a wealth of personal experiences, Bourke offers essential principles that will help older women to blaze new trails in their best years and mentor younger women, encouraging them to build for the future with wisdom and strength.

You’ll laugh and cry with Dale Bourke as she tells how motherhood has made her vulnerable, taught her that love is not something to be earned, helped her recapture a sense of wonder, and given her an understanding of the miracle of God’s forgiveness.

The words come in different ways, but for all of us they come at some point. In just a moment they change our lives forever. Change happens. Sometimes it happens in a moment. Sometimes it happens over years. One day we look in the mirror and see that we are older, that we aren’t where we thought we would be, that we aren’t who we had dreamed of becoming. For many, change can lead to a crisis of faith. We feel abandoned by God. We wonder where He is when we need Him. We wonder what we did to deserve such pain. Dale Hanson Bourke looks at many different ways to cope with change.

Sacred Surprises is a collection of concise scriptural insights for handling the challenges women face today. Each chapter contains a unique anecdote that shows how God has worked in the author’s life–and an work in yours–through everyday events and people.