Monday, July 27, 2009

Blue Like Play Dough by Tricia Goyer

In the everyday stretch and squeeze of motherhood, Tricia Goyer often feels smooshed by the demands of life. In Blue Like Play Dough, she shares her unlikely journey from rebellious, pregnant teen to busy wife and mom with big dreams of her own. As her story unfolds, Tricia realizes that God has more in store for her than she has ever imagined possible.

Sure, life is messy and beset by doubts. But God keeps showing up in the most unlikely places–in a bowl of carrot soup, the umpteenth reading of Goodnight Moon, a woe-is me teen drama, or play dough in the hands of a child.

In Tricia’s transparent account, you’ll find understanding, laughter, and strength for your own story. And in the daily push and pull, you’ll learn to recognizes the loving hands of God at work in your life… and know He has something beautiful in mind.

Tricia Goyer
is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Generation NeXt Parenting and the Gold Medallion finalist Life Interrupted. Goyer writes for publications such as Today’s Christian Woman and Focus on the Family, speaks to women’s groups nationwide and has been a presenter at the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) national convention. She and her husband, John, live with their family in Montana.

I really loved this book.  There is rarely a nonfiction book that I read clear through to the end, but this book really held my attention.  Tricia's transparency made me feel like I was reading a book by a good friend.  Many times, I felt like she was writing my story; other times, I was wishing I could be more like her.  I appreciated how she tied so much of life into being molded by God to be what He wants us to be. 

To you homeschooling moms out there, you'll be especially interested to know that Tricia is a fellow homeschooler!  She shares a bit about some of her homeschooling experiences in Blue Like Play Dough - you won't want to miss it!

I'm so glad I read this book!  I'll definitely be watching for more of Tricia's books and would highly recommend Blue Like Play Dough to everyone!

CONTEST!  Guess what?  I have a copy of Blue Like Play Dough to give away to one of you!  If you'd like to win it, simply leave a comment telling me what appeals to you about this book. 

If you want extra entries, share about this contest on your blog, facebook, or twitter, with a link back to this post (leave an extra comment telling me you did so).

I'll draw a winning entry this Friday, via random drawing.  Good luck!

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