Saturday, May 17, 2014

MOMS' NIGHT OUT- Tricia Goyer - MOMS' NIGHT OUT devotional - Kerri Pomarolli - 2 Free Books, Plus More

Tricia Goyer is the award-winning author of more than forty books, drawn from her experiences as a teen mother and leading voice of hope for women in today's generation. A key note 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 children. 

Moms' Night Out
Tricia Goyer
B and H Publisher Group

It's one night out, what could go wrong?!

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.
Moms' Night Out is an endearing, true-to-life comedy.

Kerri Pomarolli is called Hollywood's "God Girl." She 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.

Moms' Night Out . . .and other things I miss! Devotions to help you survive
Kerri Pomarolli
B and H Publisher Group

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 a Moms' Night Out . . . and other things I miss! Devotions To Help You Survive. 

Welcome, Kerri. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I’m that spirited kid that didn’t get enough attention in childhood so I started putting shows on in my basement with my Fisher Price record player! I was always acting and performing and started doing it professionally at a young age. I got a BFA in Theater from the University of Michigan and then moved to L.A. to get into film and TV. I was always a talker, but I transitioned into writing when I penned my first book in my 20’s, If I’m Waiting on God Then What Am I Doing in the Christian Chatroom?
How did you become interested in writing?
 I’m too old to say I began with blogging! As a comedian, I have been asked to write humorous articles for magazines and newspapers. Then, I wrote a couple of books. I love writing and people say I write like I talk. That’s why I’ve never written fiction because everything I write about actually just happened to me. I love the thought of sharing all my “issues” with the world. And before Facebook, writing was my outlet.
What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
 The Moms’ Night Out devotional is connected with the movie Moms’ Night Out. I had to write a whole book in thirty days. I’m a mom, so I did it! It was crazy insane, but challenging. I wanted to write a book for the “anti-Pinterest” mom. I’m not cute. I don’t do crafts. I can’t cook well and I steal candy from my kids. I still look up ex-boyfriends on Facebook. What does God think of me? Does God still love me? Of course He does! Now, let’s laugh and learn together.
What is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading your book? Are there any other themes present in the book?
You are not alone. You are not more messed up than your friends. They’re just lying! You will never be perfect so stop beating yourself up. I want readers to laugh out loud at the truth of my life and feel like they are with a friend. I held nothing back. I laughed, I cried, and I ate Nutella while I wrote the book. I hope they will find some joy in the stories and some lessons from the questions we asked.                                                                                                                                                                          
Are there some specific lessons you hope readers will learn and apply to their lives after reading your book?
 We are all messed up! Let’s get real. Let’s stop trying to be our mothers, and stop trying to please our mothers and everyone else around us. I learned a lot about myself as a mom while I was writing this. I learned I’m too obsessed with others’ opinions of me and I have a severe addiction to social media. I watch TV shows that are questionable and sometimes feel guilty about it. I need to deal with some of this nonsense in my life and I need to get some more one-on-one time with God.
What makes your book different than any other books similar to yours that are in circulation today?
 People are telling me they “wet their pants” reading my book. I think that makes it different than Jesus Calling. I have Jesus Calling and I read all the devotionals while I was on the potty. I think mine is a nice compliment to the others because sometimes you really need a huge laugh break.         
How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?
God told me once I was going to be His walking testimony. I have a big mouth and a fun, crazy family. If He can help me, He can help anyone. I tell stories. I do comedy. I tell others that God not only still cares about you, but He wants to help us in the journey. He knows we’re tired but he wants us to find some relief while we’re down here on earth. I’m on the road about 40 weeks a year basically telling my stories and seeing miracles along the way.                                                                                                                                                                                
Do you have a favorite Scripture verse?
 Isaiah 43:2: “When you walk through the waters you will not drown. When you walk through the fire you will not get burned. For I have redeemed you.”

When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?       
 Facebook, Instagram, watching 80’s movies, pretending I’m going to cook and then eating out with my husband, pretending I’m going to work out.                                                                                                                                                                       
As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?
Please pray for me and my husband out here in Hollywood. We’re working as Christians out here and trying to do what God has called us to do. My heart is to be here for my kids and also make an impact in Hollywood. I just would covet your prayers for Ron and I.

Tell us about the book.
It’s called Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss. It’s a devotional for anyone who has a mom or is a mom or just wants to laugh. It has short chapters with lessons and questions and Scripture at the end. The chapters are about me, my kids, my hormonal rages, my parent-teacher conferences, and feeding my kids Tic Tacs from the bottom of my purse. My message is about survival! We will prevail!

Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
Twitter: Kerri Pom
Instagram: KerriPom
Facebook: Kerri Pomarolli (I need friends!)

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer has written the novelization to the much-anticipated movie, Moms' Night Out. Don't miss this hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

And, look for the companion devotional written by comedian Kerri PomarolliMoms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

Tricia and Kerri have teamed up for the "No More Frumpy Mommy" challenge.

Moms Night Out Tricia Goyer Kerri Pomarolli

Motherhood can sometimes seem like survival of the fittest. Every day brings its own troubles, and by the end of the day, you’re spent. Between school, soccer practice, cleaning, laundry, cooking dinner, putting away dishes, and keeping your kids from going at each others’ throats, the last thing on your mind is getting away for an evening. If that’s you, you’re invited to take part in Tricia and Kerri's No More Frumpy Mommy challenge.

Tricia and Kerri will choose 10 winners to receive a Fandango gift card to see Moms' Night Out, as well as copies of Moms' Night Out (the book) and Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss.

One grand-prize winner will receive $200 to put toward her own moms' night out or her own moms' night out "ride" (getting her car detailed and cleaned).

Thank you, Tricia and Kerri, for sharing your books with us today. I haven't read Tricia's book yet, because when it arrived, my husband started reading it right away and isn't finished. I plan to use Kerri's devotional as soon as I finish the devotional book I'm using right now.

My daughters and granddaughters took me to see Moms' Night Out, the movie, last night for our Mother's Day celebration. The movie is the funniest movie I've seen in a long time. I'm not sure I ever laughed that much in a movie. There were serious moments that brought us to tears, too. I highly recommend this wonderful movie.

These two books are available in retailers and online in the US, Canada, and some other parts of the world.

Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of one of the books. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

The only notification you’ll receive is the winner post on this blog. So be sure to check back a week from Saturday to see if you won. You will have 4 weeks from the posting of the winners to claim your book.

If you’re reading this on Goodreads, Google+, Feedblitz, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or Amazon, please come to the blog to leave your comment if you want to be included in the drawing. Here’s a link.



Courtney Clark said...

I'd love to win! I can't wait to watch this movie, either :)

Courtney C. from AR

Linda Kish said...

I'm not one to go to movie theaters so I hope I win the book. It sounds so good.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Britney Adams said...

As a busy mom of three, I can't wait to watch MOMS' NIGHT OUT and read the novelization and companion devotional! Thank you so much for the chance to be a winner!

Britney Adams, TX

Melanie Backus said...

Keeping my fingers! Thank you for the opportunity!

Melanie Backus, TX

mongupp said...

I think this movie looks hilarious and I would love to read the books!

Monica, Ontario

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me for this great giveaway!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

Jackie McNutt said...

I have heard so many positive comments concerning the movie that I want to plan to take all my daughter in laws out to see it !
So great about the devotional.
Thank you for the wonderful post.
I follow Tricia on F B and read her books so I know this will be a great read.
I would love to win this for my daughter in laws who all could use a Mom's Night Out !

Anonymous said...

Being a mom of three I would love to win this book and devotional
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Maryann in NY

Library Lady said...

When my children were little there was no such thing as a Mom's Night Out.
They either went with you or you didn't go at all.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Janet E.

Jackie Tessnair said...

I would love to win and read this book.I can't afford to go to the movies.Thanks for the chance.Jackie Tessnair N.C.

Mary Ellen Ashenfelder said...

AWESOME giveaway. would LOVE to win. Please accept my entry. THANK YOU.
Mary Ellen from central PA

Carol said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Still haven't seen the movie (or read the book). Trying to find a time to see it and want to.make it a group event. Definitely could use a mom's night out!
Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of your book.I can so relate,since I homeschool two teenagers here in Michigan.Thank you for giving me a chance to win a copy of your book :)

Stephanie Stoll said...

Loved the movie! Would love to win the book!

Stephanie from Minnesota

Mary S said...

Can't wait to see the movie at some point :) I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Mary from Idaho

Jeanette Plummer said...

Can't wait to see the movie but I hope I win the book/devotional so I can apply it personally.

Sierra Faith said...

Watched the movie! Would love to read the book!!

cynthia Keene said...

OOOO, pick me, pick me, just saw the movie and would love to read the book. Such an amazing movie!!

Cynthia from Florida

Cheryl Baranski said...

Would love to win this book!
I want to see the movie!

Danielle Hull said...

My daughter and I saw the movie, but we'd love to win the book! We live in Indiana. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love Tricia's books !!

Carol from Michigan

Deanna Stevens said...

Would love to read this book.
Deanna from Nebraska
d_stevens 310 @

RW1010 said...

Thanks for sharing! Robin in NC


Constitutionchic said...

Loved the movie! So great!

Rebekah S. said...

Becky in Orlando, Florida.

Carol Carman said...

BOTH these books sound like "good medicine". I could sure use some right now! Be blessed!

Charlene McD said...
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Charlene McD said...

I would love a chance to win these books. Thank you for your generosity.
Charlene M. South Carolina

SmithMom said...

I live in Central Va. and I have Mom's night out occasionally with my friends - we laugh a LOT!