Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Moms' Night Out (novel and devotional) by Tricia Goyer and Kerri Pomarolli

It's just one night out for stressed out moms. What could possibly go wrong?

In this novelization of the hilarious family comedy, everything can go wrong and yet still turn out all right. Allyson and her friends want a mom's night out – peaceful dinner and grown-up conversation. Their husbands can watch the kids for a few hours. They hadn't counted on the missing baby, the tattoo parlor, the motorcycle gang, the bewildered cabbie, the missing cars, and a visit to the police station.

This is a funny novel. It has laugh out loud crazy scenes. Goyer has done a great job putting the movie to print.

Go to http://www.momsnightoutmovie.com/ to watch the movie trailer and find out more about the hilarious comedy (or watch the embedded video below).

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book and you can read more reviews here.

Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of more than forty books. A keynote speaker at the 2013 MOPS convention, Tricia writes regularly for several popular Christian women's blogs in addition to her own. She has been married for more than twenty years and is the mother of six. Find out more at http://www.triciagoyer.com/.

 B&H Books, 208 pages. You can purchase a copy here.

Pomarolli shares wisdom from having a career in comedy while living in a house with a grown up man and two kids.

She's a stand up comic and it shows. Some of the devotions are really funny. Yet within each devotion are serious thoughts about being a mommy. For example, “How do I, as a mother,foster my child's faith in the impossible while still teaching her to live in a fallen world?” It may take a lifetime to learn that. To help apply the lessons in the devotions, questions and a prayer are added to each one.

Sprinkled throughout the devotions are several funny lists, like the Top Ten Worst Texts You Can Send Your Wife on Mom's Night Out. “This kids stuff is easy! Why are you always complaining? P.S. Is the baby with you?”

This is a good devotional for moms who feel overwhelmed, who feel they are alone with their issues, or compare themselves with other moms. You'll be able to laugh at yourself.

Mothers who adhere to a pattern of discipline may not find as much comic relief in these devotions. Many of the funny stories originate in kids getting out of hand.

Nonetheless, there are important issues covered in the devotions. For example, do you grab your iPhone in the morning instead of your Bible? And do you ever wonder why God created Nutella?

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book and you can read other reviews here

Kerri Pomarolli is called Hollywood's “Good Girl.” She is an accomplished actress, comedian, author, Christian speaker and veteran of television – including 29 appearances on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central. You can find out more about her at her website, www.kerripom.com.

B&H Books, 208 pages. You can purchase a copy here.

I received complimentary egallies of both of these books through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

 


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