Tricia Goyer's Blue Like Playdough {Review}

I was stoked to receive another great book to review for a blog tour recently! Tricia Goyer's newest release, Blue Like Playdough is definitely an appropriate book for mothers in all stages of the journey and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting a peek into her life, struggles and joys in this memoir. I haven't read too many memoirs and I think the genre is really growing on me. Tricia is candid and honest, and her book is an easy, entertaining read. Despite all the fun and funny stories and personal anecdotes, there are some great truths exposed, and Tricia does a great job in encouraging us moms in our journey. I really love the analogy of a mother's heart being like playdough in God's hands, able to be molded and squeezed and transformed into something beautiful by Him.  I heartily recommend this book!

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About the book: 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 recognize the loving hands of God at work in your life… and know He has something beautiful in mind.

You can read Tricia's bio here!

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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 Tricia on July 27th from 5-7 pm (PST)! Friend her on facebook and join the fun!

Tricia also has something really cool that she's launching with the release of this book... It's the Get One, Give One Campaign (GO-GO)!

Tricia Goyer's Go-Go 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!

You can read an excerpt from Blue Like Play Dough and also read more reviews on this blog tour!