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 October 4, 2021:
1. “The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America’’ by Victor Davis Hanson (Basic Books) Hanson, a senior fellow in military history at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, argues that American citizenship as we have known it may soon vanish.
He outlines the historical forces that led to this crisis: The evisceration of the middle class over the last fifty years has made many Americans dependent on the federal government; Open borders have undermined the idea of allegiance to a particular place; Identity politics have eradicated our collective civic sense of self; and a top-heavy administrative state has endangered personal liberty, along with formal efforts to weaken the Constitution. (Nonfiction)
2. “Jesus Followers: Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation” by Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright (Multnomah) The daughter and granddaughter of beloved evangelist Billy Graham share inspiring stories from their family life that offer compelling insights for leaving a legacy of faith.
They say passing on one’s faith does not happen passively—it’s something that must be intentionally pursued with prayer and joy.
The book offers practical ideas and biblical teachings for effectively passing the Baton of Truth to the next generation. (Nonfiction)
3. “Risk: A User’s Guide” by General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, Retired, and Anna Butrico (Portfolio) McChrystal, a decorated Afghanistan veteran, applies his combat training to business to help corporate leaders and organizations navigate risk. He zeroes in on ten factors of control that are key to mastering every conceivable sort of risk that companies might face.
This “Risk Immune System’’ allows managers to effectively anticipate, identify, analyze, and act upon the ever-present possibility that things will not go as planned. (Nonfiction)
4. “The Taking of Jemima Boone: Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped America’’ by Matthew Pearl (Harper)
Pearl, bestselling author of “The Dante Club,’’ explores the little-known true story of the kidnapping of legendary pioneer Daniel Boone’s daughter and the dramatic aftermath that rippled across the nation.
In 1776, weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 13-year-old Jemima Boone and two friends were snatched by a Cherokee Shawnee raiding party as part of the blood feud between American Indians and colonial settlers.
With Daniel Boone and his posse in pursuit, raid leader Hanging Maw devises a plan that could ultimately bring peace both to the tribes and the colonists — but is ambushed by Boone and the team in a battle that triggers reverberations nobody could predict. (Nonfiction)
5. “The Presidency of George W. Bush” by John Robert Greene (University Press of Kansas) Greene, a presidential historian who has written books on George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford, analyzes George W. Bush’s domestic, social, economic and national security policies—as well as his administration’s response to 9/11 and the subsequent War on Terror. The author argues that the judgment of most scholars — that the Bush administration was a complete failure — has been made in haste and without the benefit of primary sources.
The book is being touted as “the first scholarly work to make wide use of the documents at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, many of which have only recently been made available to researchers through the Freedom of Information Act.’’ (Nonfiction)
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