Item description for Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom by Tricia Goyer...
Overview A whole-person approach to being a young mother and facing challenges not considered by older, most established moms--such as finishing high school--this book points to Jesus as the ultimate source of hope, and reveals ways a young mother can create a better life for herself and her child. Original.
Publishers Description One day you re a typical student. You re working part-time at McDonald s to pay for your clothes and car. The next day, you re a mother-to-be. You re confused and scared. Emotional and standoffish. You feel like a kid, but now with a huge responsibility. How could your life change so fast? Your youth wasn t supposed to be packed with worries and obligations, Lamaze classes and daycare choices---and you ve still got work and school to deal with. Whatever happened to fun, friendships, and dating? You d do anything for your baby---but what about you? What about your needs? Sharing stories from her own experience as a teenage mom and from other young mothers, Tricia Goyer shows you what to do about meeting nine basic needs that all young moms have. Needs such as the need to be appreciated, the need to know your life is not at a dead end, and the need to be loved. In Life Interrupted, you ll meet lots of young moms just like you. You ll also meet God, who cares about you very much."
Awards and Recognitions Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom by Tricia Goyer has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 2005 Finalist - Youth category
Citations And Professional Reviews Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom by Tricia Goyer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 07/12/2004 page 18
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Tricia Goyer is an acclaimed and prolific writer, publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines including Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family while authoring more than twenty-five fiction and nonfiction books combined. Among those are 3:16 Teen Edition with Max Lucado and the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the Year Award winners Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights. She has also written books on marriage and parenting and contributed notes to the Women of Faith Study Bible. Tricia lives with her husband and four children in Arkansas.
Tricia Goyer currently resides in Little Rock.
Tricia Goyer has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Life Interrupted?
A great offering of hope... Nov 28, 2004
The title of this book is so apropos.There are babies having babies before they've even had a life. My heart goes out to them and I wish every girl "caught" in this situation could get their hands on this book. I also wish this book had been around when my own daughter was one of them.
Tricia Goyer has drawn richly on personal experience and that of other teens facing the reality of becoming a mother, knowing their carefree youth is gone forever. Goyer writes with compassion, offering hope, tips and tricks to get through the difficult times and situations that these very young mothers are totally unequipped and unprepared to handle.
I applaud the decision these girls make to have and keep their baby. It is a very brave choice they have made. And if there is even the remotest chance I can do so, this book will be my gift of hope and promise to them. Well done, Tricia!
A help in times of trouble Nov 6, 2004
The insight in this book lies not only in what it says, but in the style--readable--bits of information connected by the strand of young motherhood. The honor and hope represented in these pages for younger mothers is priceless. Encouragement is abounding in these pages, along with the truth of how difficult this situation can be. Tricia Goyer writes with a compassion of one who knows first hand.
You Won't Be Sorrry Oct 11, 2004
I received a copy of the book to review for www.roadtoromance.ca and was happily surprised at the book's frank and honest way of relaying information. This book will be not only a helpful resource to young moms and dads but also to grandparents, teachers, friends and others. With quick snatches of quotes, relife experiences and others Tricia Goyer has assembled a must have manual. I will be giving copies to the local Crisis Pregnancy center. I wish we had it when we had six young girls get pregnant in our small town church.
The thing that disturbs me about the book however, are reviews like the one from Lori in Waterloo on this site. com. She says this:
This book contains plagarized information, exploiting the struggles of the very mothers it offers to support. Very unethical which suggests that it is very unChristian.
I wrote to the author and asked her about this. She is very upset that someone would slander her like this, because she has obtained permission from everyone's work she uses in the book. But mostly she's worried that this book won't get to where it needs to be because of some odd jealous paranoia from a few.
Once I recieved the information from the author and have no reason to doubt her as she is a credial writer with great references (and needless to say her publisher and MOPS are no strangers to the legalities of the business) I have no qualms about the five star rating and the high recommendation I am giving it as well.
Great book from someone with a lot of experience Sep 14, 2004
What an incredible support for young moms. Ms. Goyer was able to put her considerable experience with teen moms to work in writing this book. She has dedicated endless hours to mentoring and supporting young moms, and this book is an extension of that work. Young moms who are willing to invest the time in reading this book will find themselves blessed.
From beginning to end this is a great book Sep 6, 2004
Life Interrupted is the book I wish had been available when my sixteen-year old sister gave birth to my nephew. I think had she had this she would have made wiser decisions for herself and her son. This book is a wonderful blend of stories, resources, and pragmatic advice. The layout makes it easy to read and the chapter topics are relevant to today's teens. I believe this book is not only for the moms who get pregnant, but for every teenaged girl. Tricia Goyer has done a marvelous job of creating a resource that needs to be in every school in America as well every church.