Monday, July 27, 2009

Blue Like Playdough- Review & Giveaway

I hardly even know where to begin to tell you all what I think of this book- it has changed me. I wish I had a copy for each and every one of you- it is that good! From the very first chapter I could hardly put it down and finished it in a mere 4 days (which is really saying something for a mama with a 3-year-old and a 4-week-old at the time I read it!).

Tricia Goyer does such an amazing job of connecting with moms through this book- whatever stage of motherhood you're in! The thing that hit me the most was that God truly meets me where I am at in the midst of my crazy mothering life- something that can be very difficult to reconcile. Many times, the little snippets of time that I am able to give Him just don't seem like enough, but Tricia emphasizes that God just wants us to want to be with Him and seek Him and He understands what we are dealing with. How refreshing- soothing to the soul!

My copy of Blue Like Playdough is dog-eared and underlined nearly beyond recognition- there were just so many things that spoke directly to my heart, I knew I didn't want to loose them! In fact, I am reading through it for a second time, just to absorb it all! Here are just a few of my favorite quotes:
Still, I struggle with feeling as if I have to clean up before I approach God. Organize my closets. Transform my kids. Rearrange my priotities. Renew my heart. I forget that God wants me just as I am. That belonging to Him is enough. Page 6
The problem isn't whether God will show up. It's all about me not being aware that God is already here... that He has been in my life all along. And that He doesn't care about my mess. Page 6
I don't have to find my way alone. Not only is God with me, but He can be trusted to provide the protection, love, and answers I need every step of this parenitng journey. Page 17

And those are just skimming the surface! You really need to read this book yourself to fully appreciate it and receive its full impact! So, head on over to Random House and snag a copy!

Better yet, why not try winning one for free right here and right now?! All you have to do to enter is visit Tricia Goyer's website, watch the Blue Like Playdough intro video at the bottom of the page, and then come back here and tell me what your favorite part was! It's that easy!

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The giveaway will end Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 9:00 PST. Winner will be posted and notified by the next week.

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{lauren} said...

I cannot tell you how much this book is calling my name! I love how she likens motherhood to smashed playdough...honestly I've been feeling quite pulverized lately! Whether I happen to win or not, this will be a definitely purchase...soon! Thank you for sharing it:)

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Tricia Goyer said...

Thank you for your review!! I'm so glad it inspired you. God is good!!!!

Jen said...

I like how she explains the title in the video clip. This book is also calling my name. I just gave birth to my third baby in less than 4 years. Life is a little chaotic to say the least right now. This book sounds very encouraging.

Jen said...

I subscribe.

Rosina said...

Heehee, my favorite part of the video was the bloopers at the end :) Like the small little problem that the playdough is.... orange! LOL. Looks like a fabulous book :) Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Rosina said...

Hello again :)
I'm also following your blog through Google :)