Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blue Like Play Dough

I got signed up to read some books and then blog about it. If you post a comment at the end (or if it won't let you, send me an e-mail or write me on FB) I will put all the names in a hat and pull and name out. Then I will send you a free copy!

The book I read is called Blue Like Play Dough and it's by Tricia Goyer. Her website is You can get more info on it at

This book is awesome! A fast read if you don't have a lot of time to read it, kinda like me! :)

The first couple of chapters just totally grabbed me! We are always trying to find time to set aside for God and wait for Him to speak to us. We are always so busy going here and going there and doing this with our kids, then cooking, cleaning, etc.. we don't think He can meet us in our home, but that is where Tricia hears God. She has heard Him speak to her when she is cuddling with her little girl or playing with play dough with her kids.

Tricia has been through so much, having to take care of herself before going into 2nd grade and walking her brother home from school. She had a pretty tough life growing up... She got pregnant as a teen and had an abortion and got pregnant again, but decided that no matter how many dirty looks she got, she was going to keep this baby. I don't want to give any more away, this is such an awesome book and opened my eyes. We don't need to meet God only in church, we can meet Him wherever we are. We just have to be willing to LISTEN and take the time to listen to Him and what He wants to tell us.

As her story unfolds, Tricia realizes that God has more in store for her than she EVER imagined. He has so much in store for us too! But we just have to be willing to let Him Mold us, and Tricia had to learn that.
In Tricia's transparent account, you'll find laughter, understanding and inspiration for your own story. In the midst of our busy lives, we will find that the hands of God are at work and know that He has something WONDERFUL in store for us!

This is an awesome book and recommend it! Now I am not saying that we should'nt set time aside from God, but make sure you are listening to Him even when you are playing with your kids, cleaning the floors, or doing laundry. he will speak to you anywhere!

Post a comment, send me an e-mail, or write me on FB and will put all names in a hat and if I pick your name, you get a copy of this AWESOME book!!!
I need all comments by Aug 8th!!!!


The Harrington Family said...

Sounds great! I needed that reminder of looking for God in the everyday, seemingly mundane things :)

I'd rather be caving! said...

Where is the "Now available at Family Christian Stores" and a link to the website??
I thought I had you TRAINED!

Mindy said...

Mandy, that seems great!!! How did you get picked to write reviews for books? That seems like a perfect thing for you to do!!!

Jena said...

Thanks for the recommendation. Is this a true story?

Love ya, Jena

PS- love curtis' comment! haha