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Publication Date: 2009
In the everyday stretch and squeeze of motherhood, Tricia Goyer often feels smooshed by the demands of life. 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. As her story unfolds, Tricia realizes that God has more in store for her than she has ever imagined possible.
In Tricias transparent account, youll find understanding, laughter, and strength for your own story. And in the daily push and pull, youll learn to recognizes the loving hands of God at work in your life and know He has something beautiful in mind.
With fresh, disarming honesty, Tricia Goyer gives us a glimpse into the challenges of motherhood and womanhood as we know it oh-so-well. She then gently nudges us to remain pliable in the hands of the One who is deliberate in His plans for us. A surrendered life is a beautiful life. Thanks, Tricia, for giving us an authentic picture of what that sort of life looks like. Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the Christy Miller Series and the Sisterchicks series
A hopeful book that moms will relish, Blue Like Playdough is an honest, peel-back-the-covers look at the creative way God shapes us through childhood and parenthood. Tricia Goyer explores her own weaknesses along the journey, revealing her desire to serve the God who forms strength and joy and perseverance within her. A compelling, fresh read. Mary E. DeMuth, author of Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture
I didnt even know I needed to read this book until I found myself weeping as Tricias story reached right into my mothering heart. Part memoir and part self-help, Blue Like Play Dough is a must read for every mother who has ever doubted her purpose. An honest, hopeful read that will hearten moms no matter what stage of motherhood they are in. Tina Ann Forkner, author of Ruby Among Us and Rose House
The best hostesses make you feel welcome in their home, a part of the family. Likewise, the best authors make you feel welcome as you visit them in the pages of their books. Tricia Goyer does that in Blue Like Play Dough as she invites you to come into her life and hang out with her family, and she doesn't apologize for the messiness of family life. Instead, with refreshing vulnerability and transparency, she shows us all that its okay to be imperfect in the hands of a God whose love for his own is perfect. Nancy Kennedy, author of Girl on a Swing and Lipstick Grace
Tricias book is a masterpiece on motherhoodsculpted by her handsshaped by her love for God. Margaret McSweeney, Pearl Girls : Encountering Grit, Experiencing Grace
Blue Like Play Dough had me nodding, laughing, crying, dog-earing favorite pages, and saying, Wow, Im not the only mom who feels that way? Im not weird? Honest, gut-wrenching, and funnythis is the kind of book every mom needs to read and keep on her shelflike a long-time friendthere to walk beside you, drink coffee with you, encourage you. Loved this book! Kimberley Woodhouse, author of Welcome Home: Our Familys Journey to Extreme Joy
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