Blue Like Play Dough

NOTE FROM CHRISTA:   How can anyone NOT want to read a book that stirs up the nostalgia of Play-Dough? Even now I can smell the pastiness of it and feel the smooth, soft , mushy coolness of it as it squished between by fingers. I can also recall finding pea-sized bits of it embedded in and rainbow-dotting the shag carpet, discovering that one of my darlings used it as spackling to fill in the space between where the kitchen table and its leaves met, and digging hardened chunks from underneath sofa cushions.

Tricia’s book is subtitled, “the shape of motherhood in the grip of God,” and that is the honest story that unfolds as she shares her journey from “In the Middle of my Mess” in the first chapter to the last, “Graduating.”   She doesn’t hold back as she tells us how God pulled and tugged on her to shape her into His image, and how He continues to do so.

If you don’t think you need to read this book, go buy play dough and try NOT to open it.

With the release of this book Tricia is also launching the Get One, Give One Campaign!

For every copy of Blue Like Play Dough purchased, she’ll donate a copy of My Life Unscripted or Generation NeXt Parenting to a pregnancy, teen or family support ministry (while supplies last).Blue Like Play Dough: The Shape of Motherhood in the Grip of God

All you have to do is buy a copy of Blue Like Play Dough on Christianbook, on Amazon, or at your local bookstore, and then go to Tricia’s Go-Go page and fill out the form. EASY!


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 recognize the loving hands of God at work in your life… and know He has something beautiful in mind.

Read an excerpt:


Using her own experiences as a teen mother, and leader of today’s generation, Tricia’s vision is to be a voice of hope and possibility for teenage girls, pregnant teen girls, mothers and wives through her educational and inspirational speaking, workshops and books. Her intention is to serve ordinary women by encouraging extraordinary things with God’s help. Tricia expresses real life, real hope, for real women.

Tricia is the author of 20+ books and has published over 300 articles for nati TGoyer headshot 2009.JPGonal publications such as Guideposts for Kids, Focus on the Family, Christian Parenting Today, Today’s Christian Woman and HomeLife Magazine. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from American Christian Fiction Writers, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion Book Award in 2005.


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