CHANDLER, AZ (December 2013) – For two days running in December, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society —Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go by John Horvat II has ranked #1 in the Amazon Kindle Store’s Social Sciences and Americas categories in the United States. In Canada and Germany, it ranked #1 in the Social Sciences category, and in the United Kingdom, it ranked #1 in the Americas category and #3 in Social Sciences. The hardcover version of the book also ranked in the top 100 in Social Philosophy in the United States.
“What this tells me is that the world is hungry for the book’s message,” says Horvat, who is vice president of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property. “The economy is on course for self-destruction as a result of ignoring our moral compass, which ultimately keeps everything in balance. Our blind embrace of an economy driven by the pursuit of instant gratification, regardless of the consequences, is unsustainable and has thrown us into a state of socioeconomic chaos. Return to Order tells readers how we can get back on track.”
Without relying solely on statistics, formulas and economic indicators, Return to Order shows how society’s obsession for a secular, materialistic culture is causing social and psychological emptiness and economic ruin. But most importantly, it addresses solutions that correspond to the longings many men and women now have for timeless traditions, family and authenticity.
To ensure the book’s intellectual standing, Horvat submitted it to a review board of 20 scholars in various fields. For readability and clarity assurance, he submitted the manuscript to a focus group representing a broad cross section of mainstream America.
In addition to Return to Order, Horvat is the author of hundreds of articles, some of which have appeared worldwide in The Wall Street Journal, FOX News, The Christian Post, The Washington Times, ABC News and C-SPAN, as well as other publications and websites. Horvat’s writing has been compared to that of Richard Weaver and Russell Kirk, both major conservative intellectuals.
At 400 pages, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society —Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go in hardcover (ISBN: 978-0988214804) retails for $21.95 U.S., while the e-book version (ASIN: B00B5HED8W) is $4.95.
Upcoming special events include: “Return to Family: Getting Your Family Fired Up About Honor, Role Models and the Faith” to be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2014 in the Café San Giovanni at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago; and again from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Columbian Meeting and Conference Center, 3245 Lighthouse Lane, West Bend, WI. Both are open to the public.