We know her for her novels, but my second guest for today also writes non-fiction!
Tricia Goyer is a prolific author of more than sixty books. She is a homeschooling mom of ten, grandmother of four, and wife to John. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Center in Kalispell, Montana and now leads a teen mom support group in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Her new book, Walk It Out, discusses the ‘radical result of living God’s Word one step at a time’!
Bestselling Author Tricia Goyer demonstrates the powerful work God accomplishes if we are willing to step out in obedience to Biblical commands and His quiet urgings, no matter our fears or feelings of inadequacy.
Walk It Out illustrates the real-life results of listening to the Scriptural mandates such as care for the orphan, serve the poor, go into the world to spread the gospel, and love others of all races. The author’s journey, from accepting Christ’s forgiveness and telling her story of redemption to answering the call to adopt seven children when she least expected, is filled with the exhilarating, radical, unexpected life that we experience when we walk into God’s plans for us.
“I neither planned or expected any of this—from the ten kids to the stamped-up passport. I didn’t accomplish these things by making a list and checking it off. They happened as I took steps of faith to follow God’s directives.” ~Tricia Goyer
Hi Tricia! Welcome to the blog!
Tricia: Apples! Apples with peanut butter is one of my favorite snacks.
Carrie: YUM! me too
Tricia: Summer. I love the sun, the green grass, the fun times with my kids.
Carrie: But snow… hot chocolate … Christmas! 😉
Tricia: Dogs. We’ve only had a cat once for a few months and it was a horror story! It was a barn cat who would attack my 3-year-olds hair when she napped. Bye, bye kitty. We gave her to friends.
Carrie: At least she found a good home 🙂
Tricia: Tea. Honestly I like coffee better but I drink more tea. Actually, I like coffee CREAMER better, so I drink tea so I won’t drink 1,000 calories of creamer a day.
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Tricia: To be able to transport myself anywhere at any time. My daughter is a missionary in the Czech Republic and to go visit her for lunch every week or so would be amazing.
Carrie: Oh that would be a great superpower to have!
Q: Tell me some good books you’ve read lately!
Tricia: I’m always in the middle of reading LOTS of books. Not only am I a reader, but I also homeschool and I read a lot to my kids. Here are a few of my favorite recent reads:
The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson. My pastor recommended this book, which shares true stories behind the Great Migration. It was a part of history I hadn’t known much about before. Fascinating!
The Betsy Tacy books. When two different librarian friends recommended these books for my little girls I knew I had to listen! Originally published in the 1940s, they’re about a group of friends around the turn of the century and they are delightful! We’re reading them through for the second time at bedtime.
The Magnolia Story. Who doesn’t love Chip and Joanna Gaines? I loved the book that shared the story of the making of Magnolia. I also love how they show they’re just caught up in the story that God designed for them.
The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp. Ann’s writing is beautiful and impactful. I wasn’t disappointed!
In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar. We listened to this novel on a recent family trip. It was beautifully told and captivated us all.
Carrie: Ok. I absolutely must track down the Betsy Tacy books. They show up in these author chats all the time & I feel like I’m missing something great by not having read them yet 🙂
Q: What do you enjoy most about writing?
Tricia: I’m a mom of ten children, eight of which still live at home. It’s funny but one of the things I enjoy most about writing is just the TIME and SPACE for my own thoughts! I enjoy being creative, learning and growing through words and finishing a project. (After all the laundry, cooking and dishes are never finished!)
Carrie: Now THAT’S a superpower someone needs – to figure out how to make laundry, cooking, and dishes DONE. lol.
Q: Tell us about your new book!
Tricia: My book Walk It Out just released! I’m so excited about this book. It shares the journey I’ve been on with God and practical ways that others can discover the joy of actually doing what God’s Word says.
You can find out more here: http://amzn.to/2xBF8rd
Carrie: That sounds like a fabulous and meaningful read. I heard Andy Stanley say once that truth is like a can of paint. The real beauty comes in applying it. ♥
What about you? What do you find most intriguing about Tricia Goyer & her new book, Walk It Out?