Here is my list of the top 10 books every Christian mom should read. I provided a link for each book so you can further check them out, just click the title. If you’ve read these, comment below your favorite and what they taught you. If you have another to add, comment that too! I’m always looking for a good book.
I have always loved to read. I prefer reading to TV any day of the week. Actually, an ideal setting for me would be at the beach with a good book in my hand.
I use to read purely for pleasure but once I became a Christian, I started to add (along with the Bible of course) books that would grow my faith. As I became a mom, I realized the value of learning from wise moms who have gone before me.
Top 10 Books Every Christian Mom Should Read
1. Lies Women Believe
by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Most of these books I did not rank in any order but this is my always #1. First, it speaks to the heart of every woman. It does have a chapter specific to motherhood and one on marriage. Second, I have led numerous groups and individual women through this book and not once have I failed to see some chains broke and truth set them free!! If you don’t bother with anything else that I share in this post, do yourself a favor and buy this one!!
2. A Mom After God’s Own Heart
by Elizabeth George
I am actually rereading this little gem right now. Elizabeth George lays out 10 ways to love your children beautifully based on scripture. Each chapter includes a heart response and practical action steps.
3. Wisdom for Mothers
by Denise Glenn
So, this one is actually a full blown Bible study on Proverbs 31. And, the link provided gives you the first chapter download free and all of the videos. I would encourage you to consider this one especially if you are a mom of younger children or a mom who finds herself often overwhelmed. I did this study when I had 3 kids under the age of 4 and it was like a balm for my soul. It’s extremely practical and you can work at your own pace.
4. The Power of a Woman’s Words
by Sharon Jaynes
Do we realize as Mommas that the power of the words we speak has the ability to build up or tear down our entire household? This book hit my in all of the right places. Getting my tongue and tone under control has been a life long struggle but, by God’s grace, I’m changing. This book is easy to read with lots of stories, tips, and scriptures to help us speak life!
5. The Power of a Praying Mom
by Stormie O’Martian
She provides prayers for you and your kids to go through together. Some prayer themes include their relationship with Jesus, spiritual growth, friendships, and protection. There are also scriptures to pray and place to write out your own prayers.
6. The Passionate Mom
by Susan Merril
This book uses the story of Nehemiah to give building blocks on parenting in a modern, secular society. It speaks to the heart of fearing God more than the world or what our child may resist. It speaks to moms at any stage.
7. A Mother’s Footprints of Faith
by Carol Kuykendall
This book is for those who like to read stories. The author reveals personal stories and the insights she gained through them. The end of each story wraps up with a scripture, lessons learned, and reflection questions. I find personal stories encouraging and many of the reflection questions led me to some thought about my childhood and motherhood both.
8.The 5 Love Languages of Children
by Gary Chapman
I remember some one giving my husband and I The 5 Love Languages book years ago for Christmas and going through it together. I felt like it really taught us a lot about one another. I didn’t know until last year that in 2016, Gary Chapman also wrote one for children. I really enjoyed learning each one of my children’s unique communication style and some of the psychology behind how they view love.
9.The Best Yes
by Lysa Terkeurst
This is another book that is not specifically written to moms but Lysa is a mom and most of her stories revolve around family. The practical wisdom in discerning what we need to say “yes” and “no” to in a busy, demanding world is really honest and scipture based. I would encourage you to buy the workbook if you get this book. The extra Bible reading really makes clear what should shape and drive our decisions.
10.Hands Free Mama
by Rachel Macy Stafford
Don’t get mad at me, but I haven’t read this book. It is next in line to my ever growing pile. I debated on whether or not to add it but I did and here is why: about 90% of the moms on my survey said that they feel busy and distracted and that it keeps them from growing their faith. This stands to reason that it would keeps us from helping our children grow in their faith too.
Other Books for Every Christian Mom to Read and Consider:
This list are books written by women who I have come to know and respect. Moms just like you and me who want to honor God in their motherhood. A couple are free downloads that you can start reading now. I hope you check them out and also follow these moms on social media for some encouragement.
1. Mother and Daughter by Oluwapelumi Boluwaji
19 thoughts on “10 Books Every Christian Mom Should Read”
Thanks for the reading list. These look like great books! One book that helped me when my little girl was more than a handful was Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline, MD & Jim Fay. It’s an approach that helped me quite a bit with helping my kids connect their actions to their consequences.
Thank you so much for the recommendation Kate. I will check it out and I know other Mommas reading the comments may need a book specific to a strong willed child.❤
I have read half of these! I’m like you – I prefer reading to TV. In fact I NEVER watch TV anymore and read in my free time. Our family as a whole rarely watches TV. Usually I have three books going and one or two are for “education” or grow as a Christian. I’m currently reading Suffering is Never for Nothing by Elisabeth Elliot. (So good already!) Thank you for this list. I’m going to check out the books I haven’t read yet. 😉
Lol. I am always in several books at a time too. Thanks for that suggestion. I love Elisabeth Elliot. I have a devotional by her that I should have put on the list. So many books to read. 🤣
Thank you for all these great suggestions! I love “Lies Women Believe”. Another great one by Nancy is “Adorned”… like, life-changing good! Also, “Cherish” is a great book on marriage by Gary Thomas!
Yes, my friend is a Women’s Ministry Director and just led her women through Adorn. It is on my purchase list. I will have to check out Cherish. Thanks for the great suggestions!!🙂❤
I haven’t heard of many of these, but I will have to check them out! And I’ve heard great things about “the best yes” by Lysa Turkhearst.
It is a great book. I just finished it and the workbook!
Great suggestions here! Have read some of these. Now that I have adult children I have really loved and used “Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children” by Jodie Berndt. She also has similar titles for other ages.
Oh, that sounds like a great book. I love to pray the scriptures over my kids. Thank you for sharing!!❤
Thank you for the recommendations, I’ll certainly be checking out the kindle editions.
Awesome. I’d love to know which you choose!
Some of my favorites are on here! Love it!
Thank you so much for the suggestions…Have read Power of a praying mom…will check out the other books…Thanks again
That’s a great one!! I hope some of the others are a blessing to you!!
Thanks for the recommendation, and for including me in the list! Many blessings to you!
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