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 July 5, 2021:
1. “Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine’’ by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) The authors track the history and future of quarantine around the globe and argue that it’s our most powerful response to uncertainty: waiting to see if something hidden inside us will be revealed. They explain that quarantine is also one of our most dangerous responses, operating through an assumption of guilt. In quarantine, they say, we are all considered infectious until proven safe. (Nonfiction)
2. “Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel - and the Way to Stop It’’ by Owen Strachan (Salem Books) Strachan, director of the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary says the “wokeness” that emerged from the social unrest of 2020 has swept through schools, businesses, and even sports — and driven by the radical ideologies of Critical Race Theory and intersectionality. It has destabilized public and private life — including the church. In this closeup look at the issue, the author explains that while wokeness employs biblical vocabulary and concepts, it is an alternative religion, far from Christianity. (Nonfiction)
3. “The Asian Financial Crisis 1995-98: Birth of the Age of Debt’’ by Russell Napier (Oxford University Press) Napier, a veteran adviser on asset allocation to global investment institutions, chronicles the Asian Financial Crisis in which hundreds died in rioting, political strong men were removed and hundreds of billions of dollars were lost by investors. This crisis saw the U.S. dollar value of some Asian stock markets decline by 90%. The author explains how this crisis created the foundations of an age of debt that has changed the modern world. (Nonfiction)
4. “Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away’’ by Ann Hagedorn (Simon & Schuster) The true story of George Koval, an American-born Soviet spy who gained full access to the nation’s atom bomb project during World War II and passed highly sensitive information to Moscow — and how he managed to escape scot free from prosecution. Koval’s skullduggery helped Soviet scientists produce a bomb identical to America’s in 1949, years earlier than U.S. experts expected. (Nonfiction)
5. “Red Traitor: A Novel’’
by Owen Matthews (Doubleday) The latest political thriller from Matthews, Newsweek's former Moscow bureau chief, is set during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis and seen through the claustrophobic confines of an isolated Soviet submarine off the coast of Florida with open orders to fire its nuclear payload. The fate of the world rests on the itchy trigger finger of one lone Soviet naval officer, 100 meters under the sea, out of all contact with his commanders
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