Living not striving…

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Blue Like Play Dough August 1, 2009

Filed under: Book reviews — erikaivory @ 3:49 am
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I recently finished a great “mom” book.  Blue Like Play Dough.


This was one of those books where each chapter I found something that I could totally relate with in my own life.  And I loved it because it was insightful and caused me to look inside.  It also was refreshing and renewed my delight and joy for motherhood.  Of course I am always blessed to be a mom but you know sometimes things can get overwhelming, and once in a while I need to be reminded that being a mother is the most amazing gift in the world.

However a huge part of me wants to grow;  in everything, especially in my role as a mother.  This book helped me see how being a mother is causing growth in many areas of who I am.  Tricia Goyer is very down-to-earth and uses examples from her own life that prove she is imperfect just like me:)

I LOVED this book.  It was a quick, interesting read but made me think at the same time.  I highly, highly recommend it for moms in many seasons and stages of motherhood.  Kudos to Tricia Goyer for being authentic, transparent, funny and brilliant!

Quick, go pick up a book for yourself or a friend!  You can find Blue Like Play Dough online here or at your local bookstore:)  Below you will find summary info for the book as well as for the author.

Book: Blue Like Play Dough

Author: 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.

Author Bio:

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.


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