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Wendy Speake’s “The 40-Day Sugar Fast” reaches over 150,000 copies sold

(Ada, Michigan) April 12, 2021 – Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that Wendy Speake’s book The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation has sold more than 150, 000 copies since its release in November 2019.

The 40-Day Sugar Fast is for anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control. Speake helps people to not only find freedom from their cravings but to find an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for them.

“We are thrilled to see The 40-Day Sugar Fast get into the hands of so many readers and transform lives in powerful ways,” said Rebekah Guzman, editorial director, Baker Books. “Wendy is an advocate for life change and pointing people to what matters most—and Baker Books is honored to be alongside Wendy as her publishing partner.”

Her second book with Baker, The 40-Day Social Media Fast: Exchange Your Online Distractions for Real-Life Devotion, released in November 2020, has surpassed 40,000 copies sold. A 40-Day Fast Journal is also available to accompany both books.

Speake, a Bible teacher, is also coauthor of Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. She hosts an annual online 40-Day Sugar Fast in January and her 40-Day Social Media Fast every Lent. Learn more at

Contact: Kelli B. Smith, (616) 676-9185 x394