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The Skeptic's Guide to Global Poverty

Dale Hanson Bourke is an award-winning writer and a consultant to nonprofit organizations. She is founder of The AIDS Orphan Bracelet Project and author of The Skeptic's GuideTM to the Global AIDS Crisis. Her next book, The Skeptic's GuideTM to Global Poverty (Authentic Publishing, September 2007), is a simple and approachable guide to understanding the causes, consequences, and possible cures of poverty. Bourke has traveled extensively in developing countries.

A graduate of Wheaton College (Ill.), Bourke earned an MBA from the University of Maryland. She has served as editor of Today's Christian Woman, publisher of Religion News Service, and was vice president of International Marketing Group. As president of Publishing Directions, she helped create, edit, and publish more than a dozen national and international publications and provided marketing strategy to a number of international organizations. She also worked as senior vice president/marketing of World Relief and has served on the boards of World Vision U.S., World Vision International, and International Justice Mission. She currently serves on the board of Opportunity International.

The author of eight books, including The Skeptic's Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis (Authentic Publishing), and dozens of magazine articles, Bourke currently writes columns for Religion News Service and The Washington Post's "On Faith." Married for 30 years to Tom Bourke, they are the parents of two grown sons and live near Washington, DC.