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 December 27, 2021:
1.) "100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet" by Pamela Paul (Crown). The editor of The New York Times Book Review takes a nostalgic tour of the pre-Internet age, offering insights into both the profound and the seemingly trivial things we've lost. She recounts the world before cyberspace — from voicemails to blind dates to punctuation to civility. There are also the small losses: postcards, an adolescence largely spared of documentation, the Rolodex, and the genuine surprises at high school reunions. But there are larger repercussions, too: weaker memories and the demolition of privacy. (Nonfiction)
2.) "A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life" by Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein (Portfolio). Two evolutionary biologists trace the roots of civilization’s successes and failures in our evolutionary biology. They write that while we are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, people are more listless, divided and miserable than ever. Wealth and comfort are unparalleled, and yet our political landscape grows ever more toxic, and rates of suicide, loneliness, and chronic illness continue to skyrocket, according to the authors who explore this gap and how it can be closed. (Nonfiction)
3.) "True Identity: Cracking the Oldest Kidnapping Cold Case and Finding My Missing Twin" by Paul Joseph Fronczak and Alex Tresniowski (Post Hill Press). When he was 10 years old, Fronczak was snooping around for Christmas presents in a crawl space in his family’s Chicago home and discovered hundreds of old newspaper clippings about the kidnapping of a one-day-old infant in a hospital in 1964. He also learned that, two years later, the boy was found and returned to his family — and that the boy was him. Nearly 50 years later, Fronczak, acting on long-held suspicions, took a DNA test that proved he was not the kidnapped boy. In an instant, he found himself at the center of two half-century-old mysteries — who was he, and where was the real Paul?" (Nonfiction)
4.) "The Lord's Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the Prayer Jesus Taught" by Adam Hamilton (Abingdon Press). The senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, probes the power and significance of the world’s most well known prayer. prayer Jesus taught. He argues that while most Christians know the Lord’s Prayer by heart, many don’t absorb and appreciate the meaning and power of its words. Jesus "never intended the Lord’s Prayer to be a museum piece, framed and placed on a mantel or in a display case," he explains. (Nonfiction)
5.) "The Defense Lawyer: The Barry Slotnick Story" by James Patterson and Benjamin Wallace (Little, Brown and Company). The life of one of the best known and hard-driving criminal lawyers in the nation. The Bronx-born Slotnick has never lost a case — no matter how notorious his clients. Calling himself "Liberty’s Last Champion," Slotnick has represented mob kingpin John Gotti, "Subway Shooter" Bernie Goetz — and he even negotiated future First Lady Melania Trump’s pre-nup. (Nonfiction)
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