Friday, July 31, 2009

Blue Like Play Dough Blog Tour

Welcome to a whistle stop on the BLUE LIKE PLAY DOUGH blog tour!

Publisher's Summary:

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.

Pattie's Review:

Like Tricia, I'm past the play dough stage in motherhood (although the girls still occasionally enjoy model magic). And yet, I find myself still being poked and prodded by the Lord. Particularly in this stage of my life, as I have a notable birthday approaching and I find myself questioning my purpose, my goals, and my desires, among other things, right now.

Reading this book is an affirmation of sorts. That if a multi-published author, wife, and homeschooling mom struggles, it is okay for me and other moms to struggle--but only as long as we acknowledge our immense need for Christ in every moment of every day.

Tricia offers hope for the future, help in the midst of the motherhood scramble, and most of all, that unique "Tricia reality" that makes any of her readers love her and want to sit down for coffee and gab with her.

In some ways, this book reminds me of Ann Kroeker's Contemplative Mom, a book about finding moments with God in the midst of motherhood.

For info on how to purchase the book, go to Random House's site here.

Here's something fun:

Tricia Goyer's Go-Go Campaign!
For every copy of Blue Like Play Dough purchased, Tricia will 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!

Many thanks to LitFuse and Multnomah Books for the opportunity to help promote Tricia's new books!

PS: Tricia's family is on a mission trip to the Czech Republic right now,
so please keep the Goyer family in your prayers.

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