Book Announcements!


I have so many announcements that I can finally share with you here! Thank you so much to those of you who have been praying for this book behind the scenes. I have absolutely no doubt that God has been leading it and making it all happen because Lord knows I wouldn't be able to do any of it on my own (nor would I have wanted to if He hadn't made it so clear). The production process has been moving along quickly now but first let's start with the question I get asked more than any other...

WHAT IS THE TITLE?!? 

Well, now I can finally tell you! The title is officially...


Guys, I am SO happy with it. Not gonna lie, it was really hard to acquiesce to the reality that when you sign a book deal, you give over rights to the title and while you have input, it's pretty much in the publisher's hands. And a title is SUCH a big deal. I was a bit concerned that they would pick something too flowery or punny or just something bleh, but I am so pleased with what they chose and I think it perfectly summarizes the book. In fact, it's better than my original. I love that Made for This (so perfectly Theology of the Body!) gives a sense of strength and confidence not only in the design of woman by God but also in His plan for each unique mother. It's a testament that we have what it takes to fulfill this role that God has called us to and that no matter what God's plan is for each mother, He wants to be a part of it.

The last set of edits was completed on October 1 (thank you, Saint Therese!) and I'm now just waiting for the absolute last draft post-formatting to pop up in my inbox for final approval. I should also be receiving the cover design any day now, another thing I don't have much control over! I'm praying that it will be beautiful and I can't wait to share it here when I get it!

As of right now, we ALSO have an official release date of February 22! Books should be available on that day BUT...wait for it...you can actually already pre-order your copy right this very moment! Really! ---> Click here <---  It's officially on Amazon and available to order! (In case you're wondering, the most advantageous way for me is when you order through this affiliate link or in the sidebar. Thank you!)

I'm thrilled to also finally share that the foreword has been written by THE Dr. William and Martha Sears. You know, those renowned, best selling book authors on all things birth and baby?!? Those ones. I'm so honored that they wanted to read it and that they found it worthy of their official endorsement and even a foreword. I'm also really excited about some of the endorsements we've received and that are on their way.

Not nearly as exciting but I've given the blog here a bit of an update...I mean, I'm not going to win any web design awards ever but I do all the background stuff here myself so it's about as good as it's going to get! I hope you like it! You can now also reach this same space with my fancy new super-profesh domain name www.maryhaseltine.com 

I'll be sharing more details about the content, the cover design, and hopefully another very exciting announcement soon. Thank you all again so much for your prayers, support, and help with this project. I hope you love it.

In lieu of a book cover image, gratuitous shot of two years ago Ben helping the cause.

8 comments

  1. Yay! I'm so excited! I'm off to preorder now. Congratulations. It is a spot on title.

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  2. Wow, so much amazingness!! So, so happy for you! I love the new blog look too :) Congrats!

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  3. Congrats!! Super excited for you, and a foreword from the Sears??!! That is great, can't wait to read it.

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    1. I know! Crazy, right?! Thank you so much, Amy!

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  4. I'm just so happy for you!!!!!!!!

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