Abingdon Press acquired world rights in all formats to Strong For a Moment Like This—The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, a collection of daily devotions written for the former secretary of state and the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. Slated to publish on August 15, each of the 365 devotions are written by pastors who provided Clinton with spiritual support during the presidential campaign, including her pastor and friend, Rev. Dr. Bill Shillady.
“During the campaign, the emails from Bill were the first I opened each morning. They gave me strength,” Clinton said in a statement released by Abingdon.
In addition to the devotions, Strong For a Moment Like This will include personal notes from Clinton, parts of her speeches, and headlines that provide context for that day’s devotion. Clinton is also writing the foreword, and the book will be organized into 12 themes including forgiveness, courage, and women. A portion of the proceeds will go to the United Methodist City Society in New York.
Marketing plans are not yet finalized, though an Abingdon spokesperson said the publisher is planning a national marketing and publicity plan for the book “with retailers playing a key role.”
News of the devotions written for Clinton arrives just one month after Simon & Schuster announced plans to publish her personal essays in fall 2017.