Me, 5 days before book release day:

There’s a lot of feelings happening here, people. A lot of feelings and a lot of drugs because I have a wicked head cold. Be kind.

I’ve heard from a lot of readers and friends who want to know how to help or support the book release. This is such kindness. I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of so many friends, bloggers, writers, readers, pastors, and churches. It’s been incredible.

(Related: TUESDAY. *faint*)

Obviously, I’m a little excited for November 5 and the release of Jesus Feminist.

If you’d like to help promote or spread the word about Jesus Feminist, here’s how:

Buy the book. I know, I’m a marketing genius. Someone should take notes.

Review it on Amazon: On Tuesday, post a review on Amazon. Apparently, the Amazon reviews are a big deal so it would be nice to have a few right off the bat. If you’ve read the book already or written a review for GoodReads or your blog, just copy and paste that review over at Amazon and it would be a help. Of course, if you hated it, ignore this advice completely.

Spread the word on social media. Take a picture of the book for Instagram. Post about the book release or quotes from the book on Facebook or Twitter.  Like the FB page for Jesus Feminist. Heck, I’ll take MySpace, I’m not proud (obviously). Tag it with #JesusFeminist.

Participate in the synchroblog. I’ll be hosting a synchroblog on November 6 so if you could plan on participating in that, that would be lovely. More on that coming.

Gather a few friends for a book club or discussion group. I’ll have a special giveaway on November 7 just for book club participants, so start asking friends now to read the book with you. And then pop back here on November 7 to enter to win!

Write a review or a response about the book for your blog.  We have a few resources and images for bloggers right here, so have at them. Well, really, they’re for anyone. You don’t have to have a blog to download them and print them off or share them on Facebook or Pin them. Go for it.

Participate in the community photo project “I am a _______ and I am a Jesus feminist. Write your own sign, take a photo, upload it to the page and we’ll take it from there. You could also tag yourself in the picture so that it shows up in your Newsfeed or tweet the picture out as well. We’re putting together a video showcasing all of the photos for Release Day and I cannot WAIT to show you. (Okay, so I cried.)

Buy a copy or two (or twenty) for your family and friends as Christmas gifts.

Ask your local bookstore to stock it. And then, when you go back and see it there on the shelf, put it right beside the nearest Duck Dynasty related book you see. (I kid, I kid….I think.)

If you have a website, you could put this button on your sidebar.

Jesus Feminist

Join us at the Book Release Party. I’ll have more info about it soon. But right now, if you’re in the Los Angeles area on Thursday 21 November, mark your calendars. We’re having a party and a book reading. And even my husband is coming!

Saying “thank you” feels inadequate, but I must say it: thank you.

Thank you for your support and help and for believing in this little book.

And to close out this painful bit of self-promotion, a GIF or two.

Me, next Tuesday, all day:

Well, in between bouts of:




In which we're not afraid of you
In which I'm a feminist, sure, but first I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ
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  • Kelsey H

    I loved this so much. 🙂


  • Jada

    🙂 🙂 SQUEAL! SHREEK! Jump up and down!

  • Good luck Sarah! Tuesday will be great – can’t wait to read the book!

  • Kara Fleck

    Ah! Cannot wait!

    And I totally think you are marketing genius 😉

  • Tara Porter-Livesay

    love you, girl. so with you. praying and hoping this little book goes far.

  • You’re coming to LA???? Oh my goodness that is where I live! Now I’m even more excited 🙂

  • miz melly


  • I preordered just the other day 🙂

  • Your book is going to be one of my Christmas presents! I am kind of sad to have to wait that long to read it, but on the other hand I am ridiculously excited to open whatever box my husband hides it in so I can’t sneak a few pages beforehand.

  • theblahblahblahger

    you know how I love me some gifs…GREAT post! 😉

  • YOU’RE COMING TO LOS ANGELES????? Sorry, didn’t mean to shout. Just excited.

    Consider my calendar marked!!!!

  • My book club, which hasn’t actually read a book in 7 months, is reading yours next. Can’t wait.

  • Susan May

    This is all kinds of awesome. And I’m very excited to see your book turn up in my Kindle. I live in Europe and plan to buy a true copy when back in North America for a visit next year. Yippee Skippy.

  • Mark Wood

    Sarah, I’ve already ordered it. I’m only waiting for it to arrive. Can’t wait to read it! Peace, Mark

  • Anne

    You are SO funny. Behind you, sister. xo

  • pastordt

    This post is so perfect, I can’t even talk about it. And where are you going to be in Los Angeles? I might even make the drive, if there was a possibility of actually connecting. I’m so excited for you! And thank you very much for the blog button and all the other publicity information, I look forward to posting this review on Tuesday. At Amazon and on the blog. Lots of love to you!!

  • janetb1

    Hi Sarah,
    I just wanted you to know that it is on my Amazon wishlist. I am hoping to be able to buy it 🙂
    Thanks for the smile today with this blog post. Loved it!

  • I pre-ordered it on Amazon yesterday, I’m so excited! And I uploaded a picture to the page! I edited a picture I already have because I am not photogenic today, LOL.

  • You use Gifs the best on the whole internet. The Monty Python had me LOLing so bad that the cat jumped off my lap from fright.

  • Nancy Le

    I’m going to do some of this too, and I agree, you have the best GIFs, great media!

  • sharon autenrieth

    I’ve pre-ordered, but I’d love to participate in the synchroblog. I’ll be looking for details.

  • Hannah

    This post made me smile so wide!

  • Sarah

    I am SO stoked that you are coming to LA! My calendar is marked!

  • Oh, Sarah, you crack me up! I’m so happy for you!

  • Hahaha at your last three GIFs. Perfect description. Good luck (and have FUN).