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Newsmax Rising Bestsellers – Week of Oct. 23, 2023

Newsmax Rising Bestsellers – Week of Oct. 23, 2023

By    |   Monday, 23 October 2023 03:56 PM EDT

This week’s Newsmax Rising Bestsellers feature an interesting mixed bag, beginning with a warning that China may not have its eyes set merely on Taiwan, but also on the United States, and eventually the world. There are also celebrities: one a reality show star revealing that all may not be as it appears on TV, another a country music legend that says that life’s greatest pleasures aren’t really all that fancy. And there is an in-depth look at how the father of our country saved the fledgling republic’s bacon more than once, when it was needed the most. But first, the novel of the week looks like the beginning of an exciting new series.

Cruel Logic: The Philosopher Killer,” by Brian James Godawa (Warrior Poet Publishing)

This is the first in James Godawa’s Theological Thriller series, which will explore human nature, the problem of evil, and the existence of God, explained in the form of his riveting suspenseful novels. In this one, a brilliant university professor turned ruthless killer makes a daring escape from a hospital for the criminally insane. Soon videos appear showing him debating with his captors on his moral right to kill them. The psychologist who examined him and a distrusting, burnt-out cop form an unlikely team to find the murderer before he kills again. “Brian Godawa's ‘Cruel Logic’ is gripping, tragic, disturbing, thought-provoking, and difficult to put down,” said Brian Tubbs, reviewing for GoodReads. “Godawa's book does something that few other books (if any) have done. It takes some of the ideological madness that's infecting our society – especially our college and university campuses – and examines it in a multi-layered fictional narrative that feels all too real.”

China Is Going to War,” by Gordon G. Chang (Encounter Books)

China expert and frequent Newsmax TV contributor Gordon Chang argues that while the Biden administration is complacent in the belief that everything is fine in the republic, the Chinese Communist Party is making plans and taking steps to take over. “#Americans, #China has been making preparations for attacks on our country by agents already in place,” he tweeted. “What you see now in #Israel could be replayed here, perhaps soon.” As proof he offers Xi Jinping’s rapid buildup of China’s military machine, coupled with China’s purchase of U.S. land — especially tracts near sensitive locations, including military bases.

Counting the Cost,” by Jill Duggar with Derick Dillard and Craig Borlase (Gallery Books)

One of the children featured in the popular TLC reality series, “19 Kids and Counting,” wrote this instant No. 1 New York Times bestseller, describing what her life was like under a constant spotlight. The nation was captivated by the reality show’s depiction of life in a fundamentalist Christian family. But according to the book’s author, it’s what went on behind the scenes when the cameras weren’t rolling that’s truly revealing. “Jill's memoir did not disappoint. She tells the somewhat familiar story of her family but with the details that viewers never knew,” wrote Emily Gossner for GoodReads. “Throughout the book, you get to witness the transformation of Jill from a submissive people-pleasing girl to a strong independent woman.”

Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots,” by Reba McEntire (Harper Celebrate)

According to Oklahoma-born country music luminary Reba McEntire, the best things in life, if not free, are definitely not all that fancy. They consist of the basics of fun, food, friends and family. Says Reba, “A beautiful sunset and then me, just sipping on a glass of iced tea (or whiskey and Sprite) with my friends and family. I don't know what heaven's going to look like, but I hope it feels like Oklahoma. Throw in some beans and cornbread, and I'm all set.” Her fans agree. “This book was so full of faith and inspiration that I found it a great read,” said DKL for Amazon. “The pictures are like a family album. The recipes sound amazingly tempting and easy for me to try. I truly enjoyed this book and will go back to it again and again for inspiration, recipes and just plain fun! Thank You Reba for sharing your world with your fans.”

To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment,” by Bret Baier (Mariner Books)

During the struggle to unite the nation following the American Revolutionary War, George Washington saved the Constitution, and in so doing, saved the United States in its fragile infancy. Fox News anchor and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Bret Baier explains that Washington rescued the nation no fewer than three times:

  • By leading the Continental Army to victory against the British,
  • By presiding over the Constitutional Convention that set the blueprint for the United States and ushering the Constitution through a fractious ratification process,
  • And by leading the nation as its first president.

The book “delves into the imperfect and complex beginning of country as it began to form into the solid nation we know today,” according to Amazon reviewer RF. “Reading this book gave me more of an understanding of the difficulties and obstacles that were present on the bumpy road of a new nation in its infancy and the struggles that were present as George Washington helped mold and sculpt the separate threads into a tapestry of art that evolved into the United States.”

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This week’s Newsmax Rising Bestsellers feature an interesting mixed bag, beginning with a warning that China may not have its eyes set merely on Taiwan, but also on the United States, and eventually the world.
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Monday, 23 October 2023 03:56 PM
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