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 June 20, 2022:
1. “Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child’’ by Betsy DeVos (Center Street)
Donald Trump’s secretary of education argues that from coronavirus lockdowns to critical race theory in the classroom, it is “crystal clear’’ that America’s schools aren’t working for America’s students and parents. She recounts her battles to put students first, hits back at “woke” curricula in schools, and details reforms America must pursue to fix its “badly broken” education system. DeVos also shares a roadmap for reclaiming education and securing the futures of America’s kids. (Nonfiction)
2. “In the Path of Abraham: How Donald Trump Made Peace in the Middle East and How to Stop Joe Biden from Unmaking It’’ by Jason D. Greenblatt (Post Hill Press)
Greenblatt, a Special U.S. Representative for International Negotiations under President Donald Trump, describes his role in the Peace to Prosperity Plan, aimed at resolving discord between Israel and the Palestinians, and Israel and its Arab neighbors. He also makes an urgent plea to the Biden administration not to abandon the progress Trump began, but to embrace and expand on it, because “the stakes could not be higher — and time is not on our side.’’ (Nonfiction)
3. “Hello Darkness’’ by Sanford D. Greenberg (Post Hill Press)
A junior at Columbia University on full scholarship and planning a career in law, Greenberg’s life was turned upside down when in the middle of a final exam, he suddenly went blind — a malady he would suffer forever, necessitating the need for a cane and companion dog. In this inspirational memoir, he describes his unyielding determination to break the chains of blindness. With the loving devotion of his girlfriend (now wife) and his best friend, singer Art Garfunkel, Greenberg stays in school and graduates as president of his class. His advice when adversity strikes: Never give up. (Nonfiction)
4. “Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America's Woods’’ by Lyndsie Bourgon (Little, Brown Spark)
Investigative reporter Lyndsie Bourgon says there’s a strong chance the chairs we are sitting on are made from stolen lumber. In detective-like fashion, she tracks down tree poachers and interviews law enforcement and forensic wood specialists to discover the roots of these thefts and how they are bringing catastrophic change to our ecosystems. (Nonfiction)
5. “Jesus Through the Eyes of Women: How the First Female Disciples Help Us Know and Love the Lord’’ by Rebecca McLaughlin (The Gospel Coalition)
McLaughlin, a leading theologian, asks: if the women who followed Jesus could tell you what he was like, what would they say? A lot — and all of it good, she believes, explaining that Jesus’s treatment of women was revolutionary. McLaughlin explores the Gospel’s accounts of women who met the Lord, coming to him for healing, for forgiveness, and for answers. (Nonfiction)
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