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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Moms' Night Out

About the author: 

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series andLead Your Family Like Jesus (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like and She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children.

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About the book: 
Moms' Night Out is a novelization of the hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life---where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours-what could go wrong?
Chronicling one night out gone awry, three harried moms, their husbands, a sister-in-law with a misplaced baby, a tattoo parlor owner, a motorcycle gang, and a bewildered cabbie all learn to embrace the beautiful mess called parenting. This book spotlights the unfulfilled expectations and serial self-doubts many moms feel . . . then reassures us that the key is raising kids in a loving home. Mom's Night Outis an endearing, true-to-life comedy.

My Thoughts:
When a movie is novelized there is always this controversy:  Watch the movie before reading the book or read the book before watching the movie?  In this case, I would say whichever order you do both!  In my case I saw the movie first. I appreciate Tricia's gift of story telling and her novelization of Mom's Night Out did not disappoint.
Goyer drew a clear picture through her words of the mercy and far-reaching love of Christ not just to overwhelmed mothers but to everyone who calls on Him.  She brought the characters to life and reading the book was just as enjoyable as watching the movie if not more.  

About the author: 

Called Hollywood's "God Girl," Kerri Pomarolli is an accomplished actress, comedian, published author, Christian speaker and veteran of television---with credits that include 29 appearances on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central. 

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About the book:

As a Mom, couldn't you use a good laugh?
Inspired by the endearing, true-to-life movie Moms' Night Out, comedian Kerri Pomarolli has created this light, yet inspiring devotional that will definitely make you laugh, but will also help you discover that indeed you are not alone, and that God's gracious provision of love and faithfulness is at work in your life and of your loved ones.
Whether you're running full-speed-ahead or disappointed that it's Monday (again), you'll find joy in these devotions where Kerri shares hilarious stories and insights on daily life. Messy homes, messy kids, lost pets, never ending casseroles, forgetful husbands, and the desire to just take a long bath . . . This world can be a funny place, and these stories are bound to prove it. Read a devotion to brighten your morning, or catch a few words to make you smile before bed. There's never a bad time for a good laugh, and as a Mom, you need aMoms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

My Thoughts:
You will laugh and you will cry and sometimes you will do both while reading the portions offered in this devotional.  With a transparency that is much appreciated, Pomarolli tells the truth about motherhood in all its glory and not so glorious moments.  She brings home the undeniable truth that as mothers, we can't do this thing alone.  We must rely on a God Who is powerful enough to hold the universe in the palm of His hand AND grant us mothers His great grace every moment of every day.  Pomarolli shares funny stories but points readers to the God Who does gently lead those with young.  

*I received a copy of both books from the publisher in return for my honest review and participation in the blog tour hosted by Litfuse Publicity.

Happy Reading,