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 20, 2021:
1.) "Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave" by Ryan Holiday (Portfolio). The renowned philosopher believes nearly every religion, spiritual practice, philosophy and person grapples with fear, and notes the most repeated phrase in the Bible is “Be not afraid.” Here, he breaks down the elements of fear, as well as courage, bravery and heroism, and recounts engaging stories about historic and contemporary leaders, including Charles De Gaulle, Florence Nightingale, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And he reveals how anybody can conquer fear and practice courage in their daily life. (Nonfiction)
2.) "The Case for Heaven: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for Life After Death'' by Lee Strobel (Zondervan). Strobel, an award-wing journalist and atheist-turned-Christian-philosopher, interviews respected scholars and experts about evidence that points to an afterlife. He attempts to answer such provocative questions what happens when we die, what is the truth behind near-death experiences, and what is heaven like?
The author also shares the experience of how he nearly died years ago and how the reality of death can shape our lives and faith. (Nonfiction)
Follow Strobel on this journey of discovery of the entirely credible, believable, and exhilarating life to come.
3.) "E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes" by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann (Little, Brown and Company). The bestselling author traveled from small town health facilities to big city hospitals to detail the lives and sacrifices of medical workers he calls America’s greatest unsung heroes. His take: These highly skilled and compassionate men and women valiantly struggle 24/7 for us and our families. (Nonfiction). You have never heard their true stories. Not like this. From big-city and small-town hospitals. From behind the scenes. From the heart. This book will make you laugh, make you cry, make you understand. When we’re at our worst, E.R. nurses are at their best.
4.) "The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family" by Ron Howard and Clint Howard (William Morrow). Ron, the Oscar-winning director “A Beautiful Mind’’ and “Frost/Nixon” who began his career as Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show,’’ and his younger brother Clint, a veteran character actor, chronicle their ups and downs growing up in Hollywood and how they beat the “child actor syndrome’’ of failure. As they write, their upbringing seemed normal to them — yet was anything but. (3)
5.) "The Baseball 100" by Joe Posnanski (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster). The bestselling author of “Paterno” and “The Secret of Golf’’ lays out the history of baseball as he counts down the 100 greatest players in history. dives including the Hall of Famers, the unfairly forgotten All-Stars, and the talents of today. He also chronicles the efforts of former Negro Leaguers to restore sidelined Black athletes to their due honor. The forward is written by George Will. (Nonfiction)
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