Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: Blue Like Play Dough by Tricia Goyer

About Blue Like Play Dough:

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.

About Tricia Goyer:

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.

My Thoughts:

Picture yourself with your dearest friend, sitting in a cozy nook with a warm beverage, her looking you in the eye and sharing the deepest parts of her heart with you. That's how I felt as I read this book. Tricia bears her heart in this book, sharing how God has molded and shaped her in the life experiences she's had, and her honesty goes a long way in revealing that as moms, God doesn't expect us to be perfect, but that by being a student of Him, we can not only teach those life lessons to our kids, we can learn from them ourselves. This book was such a great encouragement to me - every mom (and dad) needs to read this book.

Would you like a chance to win a copy of this book?

I have the privilege of giving away one copy of Blue Like Play Dough, thanks to Waterbrook/Multnomah. If you'd like to win and you're a US resident, please leave a comment that INCLUDES YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION (you at yoohoo dot com) by midnight Saturday (August 1st, 2009), and I will announce/contact the winner on August 2nd.


CeeCee said...

Great review Jenny! Enter me.

sherrinda said...

I loved your review of this book! Sounds like something I would really enjoy. I love your blog design...did you do it?

Jo said...

What a great review. Would love to get entered for the book.


Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the contest. My email address is shryackmom[@]charter[.]net

Nora said...

This sounds good. I really like Tricia's fiction books. I'd like to read this one. Thanks for putting my name in the hat.

Nora :D

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Janna said...

I have been wanting to read this book! I would love a chance to win! Tricia's writing always blesses me :-)

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Jenny said...

Count me in on this giveaway. Love Tricia Goyer's writing. Thanks.
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