Tired of reading the depressing headlines in the newspaper each day? Then you’ll enjoy Upside: Surprising Good News About the State of Our World (Bethany House) by Bradley R.E. White. A sociology professor, Wright says that the news is not as bad as people think or the media asserts, and he shares good news about poverty, the environment, sexual morality, the growth of Christianity and much more. He talks about why many things are getting better — and why no one talks about it.