This year, as America marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, abortion has become the leading cause of death in our nation and worldwide, ending the lives of more than forty-two million children annually and harming millions of women - and men.
In the midst of this global crisis, there is new hope. What began with one hour of prayer in Texas in 2004, the groundbreaking 40 Days for Life movement of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils, and community outreach has mobilized more than half a million volunteers in nearly five hundred cities around the world. 6,749 babies have been spared from abortion. 75 abortion workers have had a change of heart and quit their jobs. 25 abortion centers have closed. And every baby, every changed heart, every closure is an amazing story. This book contains forty of those stories.
Forty amazing stories of how prayer, fasting, peaceful vigils, and community outreach have mobilized more than half a million volunteers in 481 cities around the world. In the forty years since Roe v. Wade decision, abortion has become the leading cause of death, ending the lives of more than 42 million children each year worldwide and harming millions of women and men. In 2004, one hour of prayer in Texas launched the groundbreaking 40 Days for Life movement that has seen 6,749 babies spared from abortion, 74 abortion workers have a change of heart and quit their jobs, and 25 abortion centers close. 40 Days for Life tells the stories of hearts changed, babies and mothers spared, secrets from inside the abortion industry, and thriving abortion facilities shutting down for good. * If you are growing weary over the increasing level of disrespect of the most innocent among us, open this book, read these encouraging stories of lives saved and redeemed, and help let the light out! - Jim Daly, President , Focus on the Family * Incredibly beautiful stories -- brief, crisply told, illuminating, heart-rending. . . . The power of prayer is breathtaking. Abortion clinics close, directors walk out, [mothers show] gratitude, and joy, and thanksgiving [when] someone stands with them, prays with them, hopes with them. - Michael Novak, Author, Journalist, Diplomat, winner of 1994 Templeton Prize