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Litfuse Publicity: Moms’ Night Out by Tricia Goyer AND Moms’ Night Out and other things I Miss Devo by Kerri Pomarolli #grow4christ #bookreview

on May 27, 2014

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 Out is an endearing, true-to-life comedy.


Purchase your copy at Tricia Goyer’s website.



About Tricia Goyer:


USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and Lead 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.


Connect with Tricia on Facebook, Twitter, and her website.




My Opinion:


Okay, no matter how much I enjoy Tricia Goyer’s books (search my blog, you’ll see) I was a bit skeptical about this book, because, for me I don’t need a “moms’ night out” – I’m simply not a mom who needs a break from my children.  That isn’t saying that there are days where I’m frazzled and worn out but I still wouldn’t want to be away from them if I had the choice to stay in and be with them.  That said – I’m so glad I read this book!  Yes, I’m glad.  It had me laughing out loud – not that a high speed chase should be funny but Tricia can make it funny – I’m looking forward to taking my children to see the movie.  As I read I would laugh and then find myself having to read segments out loud to my children and my 12 year old is like “that’s just crazy” which is her way of saying she thought it was funny.  The only warning I have is there is one bad word, my husband disagrees, he says c**p isn’t a bad word but I digress but again my children hear worse things than that in the grocery store so it wasn’t something that is going to break the bank.


The night out begins to go downhill once the reservations for the restaurant aren’t for this Saturday but for next Saturday – take that as a warning when making a reservation – and so it all also begins the hysterical nature of what happens when moms’ just try to get a break.  I love when one of the dads have to explain who Mama was and why she ended up dead – a bit gross but so funny and when the pastor’s wife ends up in a jail cell.  Things that normally wouldn’t be funny come to be funny and tickle the funny bone in ways you wouldn’t think should be funny.  While I pass on most of my fictional books to friends and loved ones this is one that I don’t think I’m even going to be able to loan out because it’s going to be one that I’ll re-read again when I need to laugh at life.


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 a Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.


You can purchase your own copy at Kerri Pomarolli’s website.



About Kerri Pomarolli:

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.


Connect with Kerri on Facebook, Twitter and at her website.



My Opinion:

Who said devotionals have to be completely serious all the time?  With Kerri Pomarolli this devotional will have you in stitches with her real life funny antics including her family and herself – and right up the alley of the whole Moms’ Night Out theme.  With such titles as Nutella Binges, McDonald’s Cheeseburgers Are From God, Princess Mentality, and many more you’ll find yourself laughing as well as shaking your head about the truths that God reveals to Kerri and us through the everyday chaos of being a mom.  I even read some of them aloud to my children because even though they were great for me there were some that hit home with the little people in my life as well (with the exception of the ones about birth and the marriage bed) – they aren’t all devotions though there are some top ten lists which are just some light humor to give you a chuckle on those days when you think you can’t, but really need a laugh.


It’s not all fun though, she includes a Scripture verse that correlates to that devotion and at the end there are moments to think about, which are two simple (or maybe not so simple) questions about what you think – gives you a moment to get serious and think about what God is doing in your life as a mom and maybe even see the humor in our life when things aren’t all fun and games, like right now with all three of mine fighting. I’d love to give a copy of this devotional to all my girls friends as I think sometimes, as moms, we take ourselves too seriously and that can hurt not only us but our children and we need to learn to laugh – even the Bible tells us how great laughter and joy is.





About the movie:

The Moms’ Night Out film features Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (EVERBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE MIDDLE), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD), Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER).





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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).

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