If you have ever had the slightest feeling that you are called to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign where you live, mark your calendar for June 1!

That is when applications to lead the September 23 - November 1 fall campaign will open.

Local leaders are the heroes of 40 Days for Life, and I want to thank them--and you--for the overwhelming response to the book I released in February--To the Heart of the Matter. You made it a national bestseller!

The book will enter its third printing this year, and my prayer is that God continues to use it to inspire all of us to live a culture of life every day.

If you have read the book, please rate and review it on Amazon to help send a message about pro-life books. Reviews help all pro-life books on Amazon when people do searches on abortion. It really does make a difference on these large platforms where censorship can occur.

You can post your review in only 90 seconds:

  1. Find To the Heart of the Matter on Amazon at amazon.com/Heart-Matter-40-Day-Companion-Culture/dp/1732741743/
  2. Scroll down to Customer Reviews
  3. Click "Write a customer review" and post your review!

Don't have a copy of To the Heart of the Matter? Get it on Amazon or help support our mission by buying it directly from 40 Days for Life. Find exclusive signed copies, download free chapters, and read the foreword by Mother Agnes of the Sisters of Life here:


Thank you for all the feedback on the book and please look for other resources in the coming weeks to help you discern whether you are called to lead a 40 Days for Life vigil this fall.

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.