Day 31 - WE ARE DONE! Plus, an Announcement! - Sarah Mae
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Day 31 – WE ARE DONE! Plus, an Announcement!


We are done, done, DONE with the 31 Days to Clean challenge! 🙂

Whew! My house is pretty clean, and it is certainly more organized!

Now that we are done, I have a little announcement…

Remember when I told you that 31 Days to Clean would also be available in a paperback, and then it wasn’t. And remember WAY back when I signed a contract with Tyndale to publish 31 Days to Clean and then it never happened? Some background: In 2012 I signed a contract with Tyndale to publish 31 Days to Clean. But as I was working on it, I just felt like it wasn’t something I was ready to publish. I think my exact words were something like, “It will kill my soul if I have to talk about write and talk cleaning, can I please write something different?” Drama much? Obviously. Anyway, my gracious editors at Tyndale agreed to let me write something different, which I did, and which you will see soon. Fast forward to December 2014 and OH MY GOODNESS my home was out-of-control. I felt overwhelmed by it and I couldn’t seem to keep up with the housework. I decided then to revive 31 Days to Clean because I NEEDED IT. Hence, the revised version.

As I worked through the challenge for a second time, I realized that not only is this book important because it is helping women practically, but the soul aspect of the book is important because it leads women towards freedom, identity, and peace. I have actually come to love the book. So instead of publishing it in paperback form, I went back to Tyndale and asked them if they would still be willing to publish it. THEY SAID YES.

So here’s what’s going to happen: I am going to pull it from Amazon tomorrow (April 1st – DONE). Then I am going to work more on the challenges, deepening the Mary challenges and making the Martha challenges more doable for the everyday woman. I am excited about this because I am not only revising it (again) for you, but for me; it has to make sense for the woman who doesn’t spend all day cleaning (and doesn’t want to).

Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul is set to hit shelves March 2016.


Want to Pre-Order it? Just click HERE!

I am so excited about this project and can’t wait to have it in your hands. FINALLY.

Thank you all who have been a part of the journey; it is you who have made this little book so successful.

Now…back to work! 😉

(And by back to work I mean back to bed because I am STILL sick and so is my sweet Caroline.)

Love, SM

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  • Christin

    So awesome Sarah!

    • Sarah Mae

      Thank you, Christin! 🙂

  • Donna S

    So excited for you Sarah!

    • Sarah Mae

      Thank you!

  • Kristi

    Yay!!! Congrats!!!!!

  • Sarah

    My sister gifted me with your book and it has been such a blessing. With two young babies, 19 months and 3 months, this book taught me to have grace with myself, a level of grace I didn’t know I was missing. What a wonderful blessing. God has given me such love and enjoyment for managing my home. I know that your book will continue to be a blessing to so many more women. Thank you.

    • Sarah Mae

      I am so glad it encouraged you! 🙂

  • Sarah

    This is awesome! I’m so excited because I am in the middle of your book right now and loving it, so I can’t wait to see how you’ll revise it! I know you said you’re pulling it from amazon tomorrow, does that mean I won’t have it on my kindle anymore? I’d hate to not be able to finish it!

    • Sarah Mae

      Glad you are loving it! Also, it will stay on your Kindle! 🙂

  • Sue

    Awesome news – look forward to the 2016 version that I hope will make sense for those of us who are past the full-time parenting years and working full time. I’ve been trying to make your current book work for my situation and is many ways it has. I have fully adopted the “clean your kitchen everyday” part for over two months now – it if part of my life finally and I am so thankful for that one thing from your book. To wake up to a clean kitchen, or walk in the door after work to a clean kitchen makes all the difference in the world to me. Also looking forward to the expanded Mary sections as I really need Jesus more in my busy life!

  • Julie Filter

    Awesome news Sarah! I have not had the pleasure yet of reading the book, so looks like the latest edition will be my blessing. I have a practical question as a fellow blogger. Did you originally self-publish the book and that’s why you are going to pull it from Amazon? And, now Tyndale is publishing it in order to expand the reach? I’m just trying to understand this whole world of book publishing. It’s something that’s been on my heart, but truly, it’s a tad bit overwhelmingish =0) (I swear it’s a word….) Thanks for the encouragement.

    • Sarah Mae

      Hi Julie, 🙂

      I did originally self-publish it, and because it has continued to do well, Tyndale saw that it would benefit them as well as myself. For me, Tyndale will help me further the reach of the book, yes. Well, at least Lord willing. 🙂

      • Julie Filter

        That’s so awesome Sarah! Will be praying for that! Shalom!

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