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 Feb. 8, 2021:
- “Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning” by Mike Hayes (Celadon Books). Hayes, a former commander of SEAL Team Two, helps readers apply lessons about excellence, agility, and meaning across their personal and professional lives.
He recounts dramatic stories and offers battle- and boardroom-tested advice to help people do work of value, live lives of purpose, and stretch themselves to reach their highest potential. (Nonfiction)
- “Calhoun: American Heretic” by Robert Elder (Basic Books). A new biography of John C. Calhoun, the “intellectual father of Southern secession,’’ who argued that slavery was a "positive good.” Elder, an assistant professor of history at Baylor University, argues that Calhoun — elected to Congress in 1810 and later served as secretary of war and vice president — laid the groundwork for the South to secede from the Union and arguably set the nation on course for civil war. (Nonfiction)
- “The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era’’ by Jennifer Ashton, MD (William Morrow). The Chief Medical Correspondent at ABC News offers the “essential toolkit for life” in dealing with the nightmarish reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. She advises how to live safely — from exercise, to diet, to general health — by preparing the body and mind for challenges such as taking proper medical precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones, finding emotional balance, and deciphering complicated medical news to learn what to trust and what to ignore. (Nonfiction)
- “The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones’’ by Larry Loftis (Atria Books). This true-life thriller tells the story of Aline Griffith, who after being raised in a quiet suburban New York hamlet, becomes a vital World War II spy for the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA. With a code name, she infiltrates the upper echelons of European society, mingling with high-ranking officials and diplomats, any of whom could be an enemy agent. Against this glamorous backdrop of galas and dinner parties, Griffith engages in deep-cover espionage to counter Nazi tactics, cementing a reputation in the history books as a female James Bond. (Nonfiction)
- “Mary’s Voice in the Gospel According to John: A New Translation with Commentary,’’ by Michael Pakaluk (Regnery). Pakaluk, a philosopher and classical scholar at The Catholic University of America, explores the fresh thesis that Mary's “voice” can be heard throughout John's gospel. He argues that John’s gospel is a “presentation of the life of Christ richly shaped by Mary's point of view as virgin, mother, daughter of God, and spouse.’’ (Nonfiction)
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