Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blue Like Play Dough

When this book came in the mail, I look at the cover and thought "Blue Like Play Dough, What is this?" And I admit, I was even somewhat skeptical that I was going to like this book. But then I started reading.

Tricia Goyer invites moms like me to have a front row seat in the story of her life. The story of how God has grown her throughout her years of motherhood. And, girls -- I'm here to tell you that it is a great story! I found myself nodding at things and thinking, "I've been there!" and I found myself crying and thinking, "I've been there."

In sharing her life and struggles in this book, Tricia has helped me see areas in my life where God is probably squeezing me. Being a Mom is an area where I am squeezed so much that quite frankly, I feel bruised and battered at times. But, through reading this book, I see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And not only is God growing my kids, He is growing me, too.

I recommend that every Mom out there go and get themselves a copy of this book. It is so encouraging-- you just have to read it!

And check this out!!! You can read an excerpt by clicking here:

Here's a bit more about the author:
Using her own experiences as a teen mother, and leader of today’s generation, Tricia’s vision is to be a voice of hope and possibility for teenage girls, pregnant teen girls, mothers and wives through her educational and inspirational speaking, workshops and books. Her intention is to serve ordinary women by encouraging extraordinary things with God’s help. Tricia expresses real life, real hope, for real women. Tricia is the author of 20+ books and has published over 300 articles for national publications such as Guideposts for Kids, Focus on the Family, Christian Parenting Today, Today’s Christian Woman and HomeLife Magazine. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from American Christian Fiction Writers, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion Book Award in 2005.

In her fiction novels, Tricia writes contemporary and historical stories that feature strong women overcoming great challenges. She recreates historic wartime eras with precise detail through perseverant and comprehensive research.

Each of her World War II and Spanish Civil War novels tell the inspiring stories of engaging characters—and a God whose hand is evident in the landscape of history and the obstacles of ordinary lives.

Tricia speaks to groups interested in these eras, with the intention of preserving and honoring the memory of the men and women who served. She also speaks and conducts workshops for teens around the nation, and offers programs to assist teens and teen moms through Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, which she founded. Tricia is a frequent workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Convention.

Author website:

Click on this link to see what other's are saying about this great book!

And last, but definitely NOT least, A note from Tricia: Are you a mommy who feels squeezed by Motherhood? Could God be shaping something beautiful in you?
In my new spiritual memoir, Blue Like Play Dough I invite women to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary! To learn to see God's hand lovingly at work in every aspect of your life---from laundry-folding to the umpteenth reading of Goodnight Moon.
And now I’m inviting YOU to come bring your stretched self and attend a fun Facebook Launch Party for Blue Like Play Dough! I know you’re busy (and tired) so I’m bringing the festivities to you! So grab your comfiest chair and slip away from that long To-Do list and join me for a two hour Play Dough Party. I’ll be sharing some of my mothering experiences (the good and the bad), hosting a fun trivia contest, giving away Mommy Play Dough Packs, answering questions, and getting to know YOU!
I’d be honored to have you as my guest – and to prove it I’ll be giving away 2 ginormous Mommy Play Dough Packs to two party attendees at random! The winners will be announced at the end of the party. Grab your friends and let’s party! oh, and don't forget your camera! Snap pictures during the party and upload them during the festivities. I'll be giving a prize away for the best photo! So come join me on July 27th from 5-7 pm (PST)! Friend me on facebook and join the fun!

With the release of this book Tricia is also launching the Get One, Give One Campaign!
For every copy of Blue Like Play Dough purchased, she’ll donate a copy of My Life Unscripted or Generation NeXt Parenting to a pregnancy, teen or family support ministry (while supplies last). All you have to do is buy a copy of Blue Like Play Dough on Christianbook, on Amazon, or at your local bookstore, and then go to Tricia's Go-Go page and fill out the form. EASY!

Isn't that the coolest. Be sure you go buy your copy so that Tricia can give away lots of books! =)

1 comment:

Betsy said...

That looks like a really good book. Thank you for sharing it!