>I am so excited to be broadening my book review opportunities by teaming up with Random House to participate in their WaterBrook Multnomah Blogging for Books program! And, I can’t imagine starting this journey with a better book than Blue Like Play Dough by Tricia Goyer.
When I read the description of Blue Like Play Dough, I knew immediately it would be a beneficial book. But, I never imagined it would be such a precious, precious journey! Occasionally a book comes along that draws me in, allowing me to “meet” the author as if she were sitting with me in my living room, sharing her heart with me. Blue Like Play Dough is just that sort of book!
Starting with snippets of memories from her childhood, progressing into her early jump into parenthood as a teen mother, and moving through her growth in Christ, Tricia Goyer weaves stories of her life into the grand scheme of how God has molded her into who she is today. She is so very honest, openly sharing the good and the bad rather than sugar-coating her experiences. Thanks to that honesty, her story is so very real and is one that I could identify with as I compared her journey to my own.
I cried buckets as I read of her ups and downs, hard moments, and sweet memories. My heart was touched the most as I read the precious, precious stories of those moments when her children lived out what she had been trying to pour into them day in and day out. I rolled with laughter as I read descriptions of her children and their personalities, partly because she could have been describing my children! I didn’t want to put the book down until the last page, but I also hated for it to end.
I am so excited to be able to offer one blessed reader a free copy of this wonderful book! The giveaway will run for one week, from now until next Wednesday, August 5, at midnight. I will draw the winner Thursday morning – all who leave a comment between now and then will be entered! But, just in case you don’t win, you can always go to Random House’s online store (or any other book retailer!) and pick up a copy for yourself! And don’t forget to stop by Tricia Goyer’s website and let her know how you liked the book.