Tuesday, May 6, 2008

"Behold Your Mother" Hits Amazon's Top 100 Inspirational Catholic Books

What a rush... today Behold Your Mother was #92 in Amazon's Catholic inspirational titles. Heady company ... Nouwen, Hahn, Francis de Sales. How cool is THAT?! Many, many thanks to those who purchased the book from Amazon ... you are part of this success story, too!

It's not too late to get in your order before Mother's Day. Then again ... feel free to order from Amazon. Maybe we can bump it up a few more notches if we work together.

The fact that this little book is catching on the way it is, is another example of how the Blessed Mother operates. The first edition of the book had a much flashier cover ... not to mention stronger "marketing muscle" behind it, coming from a traditional publisher.

By contrast, this edition is simpler, smaller ... it is spreading largely by word of mouth. It's another example of how the Blessed Mother works in people's hearts. She's not one for flash, for grabbing attention for herself. Instead she lingers near us, drawing us to her so that she can "mother" us, and lead us closer to her Son, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!