Contact: Audra Jennings
Litfuse Publicity Group


Seattle: Are you tired of asking the same questions at dinner and receiving uninterested, one-word replies? What did you learn at school today? Nothing. How was work, honey? Work. What do you think of my new recipe? Weird. Break away from the routine and get your family excited about sharing meals together. Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc./March 22, 2013/ISBN 978-1-5899-7676-4/$9.99) by Tricia Goyer and Crystal Bowman can help you bring substance and excitement to your family meals. On May 1 at 8 PM EDT/5 PM PDT, Goyer will be hosting an interactive Author Chat on Facebook to share ideas for meaningful and fun discussions with your family from the new release.

Spending quality time with family is turning into a rare occasion. Between having hectic schedules and being tied to electronics, something as simple as having a meal together turns into a major feat. Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions encourages families to gather around the dinner table by providing a variety of topics and messages to get your family talking, learning, and laughing. The book is composed of 90 devotions that are broken into three categories: everyday, holiday, and specially-themed devotions.

In addition to being an Adventures in Odyssey release, Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions is also a recommended resource of Focus on the Family’s Make Every Day Count campaign, a Facebook community where families are encouraged to be intentional with the daily meals in five areas: dinner, conversation, laugher, time, and prayer. Brock Eastman, Producer of the Odyssey Adventure Club launching this fall, will be joining Goyer during the Facebook party to give participants a preview of the new club.

Leading up to the Facebook Party, Goyer will be doing a 12-day Diverting Dinnertime Giveaway. Starting April 19 and ending April 30, participants can visit Tricia’s Facebook page for a new giveaway each day. Prizes range from copies of Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions and gift cards to games and other fun, family-oriented activities.

During the May 1 Facebook Party, participants can submit questions for Goyer to answer and are qualified to win a variety of prizes, including copies of Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions. Those interested can RSVP and join the party via the author’s Facebook page ( authortriciagoyer).

About the Author
Tricia Goyer is the author of over 30 books and has been published in many national publications such as Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family magazine, Today’s Christian Woman, and HomeLife magazine. She has won numerous awards and has been nominated for both the Gold Medallion Book Award and the Christy Award. Tricia is a highly sought after speaker at workshops and conferences and is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana. Tricia is married to the love of her life, John, and they have six great kids. They live in Little Rock, Arkansas, where John works for FamilyLife.

To learn more about Tricia Goyer and her books, visit She is also active on Facebook (@authortriciagoyer) and Twitter (@triciagoyer).

For more information on the Tricia Goyer Facebook Author Chat celebrating the release of Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions, please contact Audra Jennings,

About Tyndale House Publishers
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.

About Adventures In Odyssey
Mealtime Devotions is the latest release from Adventures In Odyssey at Focus on the Family. For over 25 years, parents have trusted Adventures In Odyssey to provide resources to help their children grow in their faith. Over 20 million products have been distributed worldwide including audio dramas, fiction books and devotionals. Adventures In Odyssey audio dramas are heard on radio by over 2 million in the U.S. and by others in over 40 countries around the world.

About Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family, which reaches about 238 million people in 130 countries, is a global Christian ministry that helps families thrive. We provide help and resources for strengthening believers in their faith and sharing the gospel; building resilient marriages that reflect God’s design; equipping parents to raise their children with a thriving faith; advocating for the preborn, orphaned and life at every stage; and engaging the culture through a biblical worldview. Visit Focus at or on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow the Focus PR team on Twitter.