Besides the Bible, what other books do you read for spiritual growth and encouragement?
I’m so excited to share some of my favorite books to read (and reread) in hopes that it will provide you with some additional reading material as you pursue your growth journey.
These books have made a tremendous impact on me as a Christian, a wife, and a mother. I believe these are books that EVERY Christian woman should read at some point.
A lot of these books are bible study books to help you dig deeper into the Bible and yourself and learn how to apply some of the biblical lessons and principles.
These books are listed in random order, but they are all pretty profound to me.
PS. I would love to know what are some of your “must-read” books for Christian women to help with spiritual growth and increased faith.
“We need to look beyond our overcrowded schedules and misplaced priorities to see Christ as the focus of our lives.”
I have read this book several times…that’s just how good it is. This is a 13-week Bible study that addresses the challenge we have as women to lead a balanced life and how we can better that balance by looking at how we’re using our time, money, possessions, and talents. This book can be used as a personal study or class discussion with each chapter concluding with questions to delve deeper into each topic.
“A worthy woman who can find for her price is far above rubies” Proverbs 31:10
Oh, how I love this book! This is another book that I’ve read numerous times and often go back to for certain sections. This book provides an in-depth study of the ideal woman found in Proverbs 31:10-31 by breaking down each verse and providing thought-provoking insights, questions, and suggestions for personal thought or action.
This book is designed to strengthen and encourage real women of all ages to further realize their “far above rubies” value as they joyfully strive to positively impact the lives of their families and others.
This book was written by Christian women for Christian women.
My Sister’s Keeper is a very unique book as it is a devotional with chapters written by 8 different women. It is a straight forward and biblically centered book that addresses the needs, problems, and issues facing Christian women today such as time for self, church involvement, intimacy with your husband, wordliness and our children, moral issues in American, divorce and remarriage, and a woman’s tongue. This book will surely encourage you and even challenge you with the hopes of creating women after God’s own heart.
WHOO! This is an absolute must-read!
I read this as a young Christian, and it helped me to clearly see myself and my attitude towards life. This book is a study of God’s word and how it addresses dealing with common attitude problems such as anger, resentment, bitterness, fear and worry, depression, a rebellious heart, selfishness, and more.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a practical and biblical approach to addressing these heart attitudes.
This book is written for Christian mothers everywhere who are trying to raise God-fearing children in an extremely selfish and materialistic society.
I’ve had the privilege of meeting Sheila Butt in person and have heard her speak many times. This is a really good book and emphasizes the important responsibility of training a child in the way that he should go.
One of my favorite quotes from this book is “How shall we go up to the Father, and our children be not with us?”
However, some of her views may challenge your own, so I would highly recommend you seeking God’s Word if those situations arise.
Just Get A Ham is a wonderful book that I read in one day because I couldn’t put it down. As a preacher’s wife, I found this book to be so encouraging as it addressed feelings, thoughts, and situations that I’ve experienced in the past or am currently dealing with.
I also have had the great honor of knowing Mrs. Marrs on a personal level – spending time in her home, celebrating her 90th birthday, and building relationships with her family. Her daughter and son-in-law are founders of a Christian adoption organization called, Sacred Selections, and they work hard to unite fatherless children with Christian homes.
“We learn our most valuable lessons when we are on our knees, when we turn to Him and let Him lead.”
As one reader wrote, “The Begging Place sheds light on Bible men and women who found strength in difficult times through prayer.”
This is a go-to book on prayer! It’s really hard to explain this book in words but just know that God’s word is all throughout this book with poems, songs, and prayers to close out each chapter. This book is a great encourager to “pray without ceasing.”
And there you have it.
My 7 favorite books to read as a Christian woman in today’s world. Tell me what other Christian books you would recommend.