16 Best Christian Books for Women You Must Read
June 5, 2017

Christian Books for Women // Category

(Top Christian Books for Women)

 

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With so many Christian books, which are the best? These Christian books made it to our list of top books and we’ve compiled them to make it easy for you to find them. Please note that we did not write the descriptions ourselves (for our thoughts on books, check out our book reviews).

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1) Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

 

 

Top Christian Books for Women // #1

When it’s time to study God’s word, where do we even begin?

It’s hard to know where to start and, sometimes, even harder to find the time to attempt to study.  As Christian women, though, we must make the time and keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible..

Author Jen Wilkin (with a foreward by Matt Chandler) offers a clear and easy plan to help women go deeper in Bible study.   This easy-to-read book will equip you with the tools to engage God’s Word in a way that’s transformational.

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

 

2) Word-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church

 

 

Top Christian Books for Women // #2

What does a Bible-centered women’s ministry look like?

In Word-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church a stellar cast of contributors helps us understand.  The book’s writers include Gloria Furman, Nancy Guthrie, Claire Smith, Ellen Dykas and Susan Hunt.  Whether they’re exploring why intergenerational relationships matter or women’s roles in the church and the home, this book is filled with wise and practical information.  A must-have resource for women and men interested in improving  the health and vitality of the Church.

Word-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church

 

3) Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God

 

 

Top Christian Books for Women // #3

Even though many days are filled with sorting socks and helping with homework, motherhood is anything but insignificant or mundane. God designed motherhood as the pinnacle of his greater plan to draw people to himself.

In Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God, author Gloria Furman opens our eyes to God’s empowerment of each and every woman as she makes disciples in her home (via her children), in her community and beyond.

Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God

 

4) Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms

 

 

Top Christian Books for Women // #4

 

It easy to treasure God in those quiet moments at Church, in the shower or before falling to sleep.  But, what about during the baby’s meltdown, the toddler’s tantrum or the teenager’s rant?  In this inspirational book for over-worked moms, author Gloria Furman helps us refocus our vision of motherhood around what the Bible teaches. This lovely book will help you treasure Christ more deeply no matter how busy you are or how loud the house is.

Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms

 

5) Women’s Ministry in the Local Church

 

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Top Christian Books for Women // #5

Taking a instructional walk through the Scriptures to help readers better understand what it means to have an effective, biblical women’s ministry in the church, authors Susan Hunt and Ligon Duncan present walk Women’s Ministry in the Local Church.  The duo exclaims the wonderful benefits of women in the ministry: training and disciplining, evangelizing, reaching out to the poor and disenfranchised and much more. This book will give you many proven tools to help start a women’s ministry in your church.

Women’s Ministry in the Local Church

 

6) No Little Women: Equipping All Women in the Household of God

 

Top Christian Books for Women // #6

Strengthening women in the church strengthens the whole church – so says author Aimee Byrd in No Little Women: Equipping All Women in the Household of God.  Byrd addresses hot-button issues, like: “How can women grow in discernment?” “How should pastors preach to women?” and “What are our roles within the church?”  Ultimately, she offers a multifaceted and wise solution to getting all women involved in the church leadership.

No Little Women: Equipping All Women in the Household of God

 

7) Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women

 

 

Top Christian Books for Women // #7

For reasons not totally understood, many churches today lack a critical element crucial to the flourishing of women and Christianity: older women mentoring younger women. Author Susan Hunt uses Titus 2 as a guide to show what the church can be when women invest in each other.  Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring features inspiring Biblical stories from the Bible, a plethora of practical insights, ministry-tested how-to’s and personal encouragement. With a new cover, this classic book will inspire a new generation of women to seek our each other’s wisdom.

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8) Leading Women to the Heart of God: Creating a Dynamic Women’s Ministry

 

 

Top Christian Books for Women // #8

Edited by Lysa M. TerKeurst and featuring essays be leading Christian women, Leading Women to the Heart of God is an impressive compilation of writings addressing key areas of women’s ministry. Topics include: ‘Your Own Intimate Life with God,’ ‘Building Your Confidence to Lead and Teach,’ and ‘Developing Leaders within Your Ministry.’ If you’re involved in women’s ministry in some way, you must have a copy of this essential handbook!

Leading Women to the Heart of God: Creating a Dynamic Women’s Ministry

 

9) Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope

 

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Top Christian Books for Women // #9

What does being “mom enough” mean?  Does it mean you nursed your child long enough?  Does it mean you got back into pre-pregnancy jeans quick enough? Does it mean the meals you cook your kids are healthy enough?  Or is it just a marketing ploy?  Truly, what we need to focus on is a higher and more essential question faced by mothers: Is he God enough? This short “Desiring God” book features twenty-four short essays from seven young mothers.  It explores the daily trials and worries of motherhood in a way that will build you up and make your relationship with God stronger.

Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope

 

10) Disciplines of a Godly Woman

 

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Top Christian Books for Women // #10

Discipline is not a bad word.  In fact, most of us see the value in cultivating spiritual disciplines.  What other disciplines are there that a Godly women can pursue?

Integrating biblical teaching, rich stories, and deep reflection questions, author Barbara Hughes explores 15 vital disciplines in this classic book.  She has helped a generation of women mature as godly Christian women and will give meaning and shape to your life too.

Disciplines of a Godly Woman

 

11) Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image

 

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Top Christian Books for Women // #11

Who are you?  A mom, a wife, a sister.  You are so many things!

But, in Made for More, author Hannah Anderson wants you to identify yourself in one more way:  a woman destined to live in the fullness of God.

The author artfully explores how to find your identity in God, because you are made in God’s image.  It’s a deep truth that’s easy to understand in this beautiful book.

Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image

 

12) The Hiding Place

 

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Top Christian Books for Women // #12

An absolutely engrossing, life changing and remarkable book, The Hiding Place is the memoir of Corrie ten Boom – a Dutch watchmaker who survived Hitler’s concentration camps and became one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. A Christian, in World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and were sent to Nazi death camps for their actions. Corrie was the only survivor in her family and lived to tell the amazing tale of how faith triumphed evil.  In a 35th anniversary edition, this remarkable Christian woman’s words continues to inspire and amaze.

The Hiding Place

 

13) Redeeming Love

 

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Top Christian Books for Women // #13

A colorful and moving retelling of the biblical story of Hosea by bestselling author Francine Rivers, Redeeming Love is a novel about California’s gold country in 1850. This is truly a moving piece of work that explores both physical love and a love of God via the characters of Angel (a young, hardened prostitute) and Michael Hosea (a devout Christian who saves here).  If you’re looking for a great fiction book for a Christian woman or for yourself, this is a perfect choice.

Redeeming Love

 

14) The Accidental Feminist: Restoring Our Delight in God’s Good Design

 

 

Top Christian Books for Women // #14

Is Christianity compatible with feminism?

In this fresh, thoughtful and vibrant book, author, mother and wife Courtney Reissig shares her journey of “accidental feminism.  Drawing from the Bible, she offers wise counsel for Christian women related to relationships, body image, and more.  She provides an inclusive resource for all Christian women, that can be read individually or in a small group setting. Whether you’re a committed feminist, a staunch traditionalist (or in between) this book will help you answer the question, “What does it mean to be a Christian woman in today’s day and age?”

The Accidental Feminist: Restoring Our Delight in God’s Good Design

 

15) One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

 

 

Top Christian Books for Women // #15

In One Thousand Gifts, author Ann Voskamp invites readers to embrace everyday blessings and chronicle God’s gifts. It’s a simple, but transformative concept: when we express gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we’ve always wanted.  This book is deep thinking, Biblical, uplifting and thoughtful.  Ann’s beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give illuminate the extraordinary gifts that can be found there.

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

 

16) Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free

 

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Top Christian Books for Women // #16

 

In best selling Lies Women Believe, Nancy Leigh DeMoss illuminates areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women: God, sin, priorities, appearance, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She then offers tips and practical advice on how we can be absolved from these lies and set free to walk in God’s grace.  This book will lead women to a new vision for their lives, and the profound sense of freedom that comes with the knowledge of God’s all-encompassing love.

Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free

 

 



 

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