Religious Biographies Spotlight Inspiring Lives || Publishers Weekly

The life of another influencer—this one in politics—is told in Citizen Newt by Craig Shirley (Nelson, Aug.), an authorized biography that examines Gingrich’s work and his Christian faith. Says executive editor Brian Hampton: “We actually signed this book back in 2010, long before Trump entered the political arena.” But with the release of Gingrich’s Understanding Trump (Center Street, June), Hampton says Nelson plans to connect the two books in its marketing: “It will be along the lines of, ‘If you want to understand Donald Trump, read Understanding Trump by Newt Gingrich. If you want to understand Newt Gingrich, read Citizen Newt by Craig Shirley.’ ”