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 Sept. 19, 2022:
1. “Taking Back Trump’s America: Why We Lost the White House and How We’ll Win It Back” by Peter Navarro (Bombardier Books)
Giving readers the most compelling front-row seat to the 2020 campaign yet, Peter Navarro, senior advisor to then-President Donald Trump, describes what really happened during runup to the election, and how Trump will win back the White House in 2024. Placing the blame at incompetent “bad personnel” surrounding Trump, Navarro denounces those who gave the president the wrong advice, including Gens. John Kelly and Jim Mattis, Attorney General Bill Barr and the four chiefs of staff who let Trump down. The book tells an unfortunate story of obstruction from within, as he paints a picture of the true MAGA agenda being disrupted by saboteurs. In a compelling story of regret and the chance for redemption, “Taking Back Trump’s America” lays the roadmap for how to win back Trump’s America, and how Trump’s policies can save our country. (Nonfiction)
2. “Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit and the Path Back to Excellence” by Vivek Ramaswamy (Center Street)
In perhaps his most hard-hitting book yet, best-selling author Vivek Ramaswamy examines the decline of the meritocracy and how wokeness has inspired “a nation of victims.” In today’s society, victimhood and vocal displays of disempowerment are prioritized more than hustle or victory by merit, Ramaswamy explains. These new trends have harmful consequences for our country, and no group is immune to claiming victimhood. Criticizing specific demographics and political ideologies for claiming to feel powerless instead of choosing perseverance, the book takes a galling look at where and why this damaging culture is spreading, why the decline of merit is contrary to American values, and the ways we can pushback against being a “nation of victims” before it’s too late. (Nonfiction)
3. “Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living” by Dimitris Xygalatas (Little, Brown Spark)
What makes the rituals that humans have practiced for millennia so special? How do rituals shape and impact our daily lives? For thousands of years, rituals have remained a key part of our lives, whether they be religious like silent prayer, or social like coronations. Dimitri Xygalatas dives deep into why we practice rituals the way we do, what various rituals mean, and how different cultures experience them. Using the latest technology and science to understand why rituals matter so much, Xygalatas tells a captivating story on the power of connection, psychology, and human behavior. (Nonfiction)
4. “Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis’ Fortress Prison” by Ben Macintyre (Crown)
In a story of defiance and determination, the story of the Nazis’ notorious Colditz Castle, and the prisoners it housed, is revealed in thrilling new fashion. Examining the plight of famous prisoners including Indian Dr. Birendranath Mazumdar, whose legacy includes a hunger strike and daring escape, Macintyre tells stories of hope emanating from the dark and cold prison walls. Teaching readers valuable lessons from history, “Prisoners of the Castle” depicts the both the very best and very worst of human nature among prisoners and guards in a legendary story for the ages. (Nonfiction)
5. “Help is Here: Finding Strength and Purpose in the Power of the Holy Spirit” by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson)
Whether the turmoil is a failing marriage, financial struggles, or health scares, the choppy waters of life can often feel like a storm impossible to survive. Rev. Max Lucado writes how and why the Holy Spirit can strengthen individuals in their darkest moments. Readers will learn who the Holy Spirit is, how the Spirit helps us, and how God empowers us through adversity. Throughout the book, we are reminded of God’s leadership, how we can navigate difficult times with the Holy Spirit’s help, and the reasons why we are never alone in our daily travails. There is no need to despair and there’s no need to surrender, because with the Holy Spirit, readers can find comfort knowing “help is here.” (Nonfiction)
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