The Newsmax Rising Bestsellers list will do more than stimulate your mind. These reads may challenge your beliefs, broaden your perspectives, excite your curiosities, or widen your imagination.
These books may not necessarily appear on the official New York Times list of bestsellers, but they're the ones our Newsmax audience is reading, talking about, sharing with friends, and buying.
Here are the Newsmax Rising Bestsellers for the week of May 2, 2022:
1. “The War on the West by Douglas Murray (Broadside Books)
British author and associate editor of The Spectator, Douglas Murray, takes a sobering look into the anti-Western attitudes rapidly growing in the Western world today. Building on ideas from “The Madness of the Crowds” and “The Strange Death of Europe,” Murray dives deep at how entities including universities, Hollywood, and corporations have weaponized wokeness into a more menacing way than ever seen before. Murray points out global human rights abuses in China and the Middle East, yet observes how and why anti-West rhetoric that our cultures are “racist” are taking hold. Explaining how critical race theory has spread, he examines that the new social justice movement is a deeply authoritarian one. If the West does not wake up to the threat soon, he argues, Western civilization as we know it could be negatively transformed beyond repair. (Nonfiction)
2. "A Catholic Pilgrimage through American History: People and Places that Shaped the Church in the United States'' by Kevin Schmiesing (Ave Maria Press) Author and lecturer Kevin Schmiesing takes readers to twenty seven American sites that are vital to America’s rich Catholic history. From the Santa Fe Trail to the University of Notre Dame, he weaves together our country’s remarkable sites with the stories of prominent Catholics who have shaped history, including Francis Cabrini, Katharine Drexel and Dr. Samuel Mudd. Inspired to write from trips to religious locations with his family, the author blends past and present, taking readers on a journey of Catholic America that is compelling to the last page. (Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality)
3. "The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism'' by Matthew Continetti (Basic Books)
What policies and figures do you think of when hearing the word ‘conservatism’? How have conservative figures like William F. Buckley, Ronald Reagan and Rush Limbaugh influenced the movement? Matthew Continetti spotlights the evolution of the conservatism movement, from the Progressive Era 100 years ago to today. Continetti argues the conservatism we witnessed in prior decades, from Rockefeller Republicans to Reaganism, is changing once again with the rise of Donald Trump’s brand of populism. Showcasing intellectuals, realigning elections and key events alike, Continetti’s analysis shows even more is beneath the surface than shifting ideologies. Continetti’s unique analysis serves as a guide to the conservatism of the past, to learn how that affects the present and future of politics. (Nonfiction)
4. “Glad You’re Here: Two Unlikely Friends Breaking Bread and Fences” by Walker Hayes and Craig Cooper (Moody Publishers)
When the two men met, they could not have been more different. One was an alcoholic atheist, feeling hopeless and struggling. The other was deeply devoted to his faith in Christianity. Through a growing bond, and learning from each other’s differences, Walker and Craig became close enough friends to become next-door neighbors, choosing to dedicate their lives to Christ. Their inspiring story is a lesson to us all about uniting people through our innate human connection, and shows how powerful transformations towards having faith can change lives. New York Times bestselling author Annie F. Downs opines the book “will bring tears to your eyes, and make you see and love your neighbors just a little different —and maybe a lot better.” (Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality)
5. “Don’t Burn This Country: Surviving and Thriving in Our Woke Dystopia” by Dave Rubin (Sentinel)
Dave Rubin, an influential commentator and host of “The Rubin Report,” argues that a “woke dystopia” is making America a darker and more alarming place to live. Telling the story of the widespread riots in 2020 that hit dozens of American cities, Rubin reveals how Big Tech giants, in lockstep with progressive activists, are attempting to censor all dissent. Rubin describes how leftwing activism has taken over many institutions, and the resulting real-world actions being taken to silence conservative voices, including President Donald Trump being banned from Twitter. As leftwing censorship hits dangerous new highs, Rubin’s book gives you the tools to push back against wokeness, Big Tech favoritism and malicious liberal lies. Rubin argues freethinkers, defending the values of liberty, can extinguish the fires of wokeness, and restore America as a beacon of freedom. (Nonfiction)
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