A former vice president offers advice on finding solace in God and family in the current divisive political atmosphere, and a well-known conservative author and pundit explains the why and how of tackling the woke left in this week’s Newsmax Rising Bestsellers. A third selection describes a woman’s desperate escape from Eastern Europe during a late 20th century revolution, and an author will describe the “Shadow War” being waged by the world’s biggest sponsor of terrorism. For fiction, the novel of the week describes a defense lawyer’s attempt to reverse an innocent woman’s conviction.
“Resurrection Walk,” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Company)
After a woman is convicted of murdering her husband, a sheriff’s deputy, she enlists the services of the “Lincoln Lawyer” law firm to prove her innocence. Practice owner and defense counsel Mickey Haller hires his half-brother, retired LAPD Detective Harry Bosch, to assist in the case in this seventh book in New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly’s “Lincoln Lawyer” series. While working to prove their client’s innocence, the dynamic duo also face danger from those who don’t want to see the case reopened. “When the new Michael Connelly book is released each year it is like an early Christmas present,” said Mandy White, reviewing for GoodReads. “The court room scenes when Mickey is involved are always fun. The banter between the brothers made me laugh. I always feel as if I am on the case with these characters, the authors scene settings are so vivid.” [Fiction]
“Go Home for Dinner: Advice on How Faith Makes a Family and Family Makes a Life,” by Mike Pence (Simon & Schuster)
Taking a break from politics, the former congressman, governor and vice president explains that in these turbulent, uncertain times, we have to turn to family and faith for guidance. The practical advice he offers in each short, easy-to-read chapter, is an outgrowth of two promises he’d made to his wife Karen upon their marriage: To never dine alone with another woman; nor attend a function where alcohol was served if his wife wasn't present. Although those promises triggered ridicule decades later when they were made public, they served him and his family well.
“I hope these lessons and stories from our family encourage you to follow your dreams while keeping your family close,” said Pence. “Strong families are the very heartbeat of America. I believe we can heal our country by putting faith and family first—and it all starts when you go home for dinner.” [Nonfiction]
“The Radical Mind: The Destructive Plans of the Woke Left,” by David Horowitz (Humanix Books)
“The Radical Mind” reaffirms Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk’s assessment that “David Horowitz is a modern legend,” with his stark warning and call to arms to protect America from decline and ruin. The New York Times bestselling author explains what must be done to set the country back on course, including:
- Defend families against the intrusion of outside forces, ideological and governmental, which seek to capture the hearts and minds of children to serve their destructive agendas.
- Stop radicals from debasing Judeo-Christian values and silencing Christian communities and voices in favor of political state control.
- Reject progressive blindness, including false narratives that America is a racist country.
- Challenge the existential threat to American democracy from a Democratic Party that has made dialogue, compromise, and bipartisanship impossible, and uses a corrupt and compliant media to unleash a constant tsunami of hate toward conservatives and ordinary Americans alike.
- Renew faith in the Constitution and in individual freedom.
Conservative documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza called “The Radical Mind” “A harrowing journey through the corridors of the 21st century totalitarianism that goes by the name of progressivism. Must read!” [Nonfiction]
“Red Hands,” by Colin W. Sargent (Barbican Press)
This book is based upon research and 80 hours of interviews with the woman who is the centerpiece of the book: Iordana. She married physicist Valentin Ceaușescu, the eldest son of the reviled communist Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The 1989 revolution threw Romania into chaos and anyone having the Ceaușescu name was fair game for execution — including Iordana’s innocent son, even though she and Valentin had divorced a year earlier. “Red Hands” describes for readers “the pleasures, excesses and horrors of late 21st century Europe,” as Iordana seeks escape from the chaos with the former dictator’s only grandson. “This book is a truly incredible tale,” wrote Alexis Raymond, reviewing for Amazon. “Follow a woman whose world is caught deeply inside the stomach of the communist regime of Romania…Colin Sargent writes full of raw imagery, details that overwhelm your senses, and gives voice to a woman who deserves to be heard.” [Nonfiction]
“The Shadow War: Iran's Quest for Supremacy,” by Brandon J. Weichert (Republic Book Publishers)
The Biden administration is desperately attempting to restart the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal. Meanwhile Iran, as the world’s biggest sponsor of international terrorism, is waging a “Shadow War” against the West that will likely explode into a new world war. In “Shadow War,” author Brandon J. Weichert explains how the United States can both maintain its position of power in the world and at the same time prevent World War III. Hint: The Biden administration is on the wrong track. “Great book and far too true and complicated for a government of rent seekers,” wrote GT, reviewing for Amazon. “The ignorant, illiterate, and emotional U.S. voters are also to blame for the ridiculous leadership the U.S. calls a government. Wake up instead of Woke up!”
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