Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blue Like Play Dough

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 978-1-60142-152-4
Genre: Inspirational/nonfiction/motherhood

Tricia Goyer is just an ordinary woman who struggles with all the same issues as the rest of us, when it comes to motherhood. Often times, the everyday push and pull leaves Ms. Goyer feeling smooshed, a feeling we can all relate to. In BLUE LIKE PLAYDOUGH, Tricia Goyer shares her journey from a rebellious pregnant teen to a busy wife and mother with big dreams of her own.

Like all of us, the author’s life is as messy and filled with doubts. But God showed up in the midst of her life, from a spider interrupting homeschool lessons, to play dough in the hands of a child.

BLUE LIKE PLAY DOUGH will help all of us mothers realize that God has more in store for us that we can possibly imagine. But only if we let Him mold our lives.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this account of motherhood by Tricia Goyer. It is full of laughter, understanding and inspiration. I found it amazing to know how Tricia’s life in some ways paralleled mine.

BLUE LIKE PLAY DOUGH is a book that will be going on my keeper shelf to refer back to time and again and possibly share with my daughters as they become mothers. This is a book that all mothers will relate to, whether they are great grandparents, or facing the first uncertain days as a mother of a newborn, wondering why babies don’t come with instruction manuals. Pick up a copy of BLUE LIKE PLAY DOUGH for yourself or for a friend. $13.99. 195 pages.

Read an excerpt:

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.

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