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.
So, here is my list of the top 10 books for Christian moms. 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. 😉
Top 10 Books Every Christian Mom Should Read
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
by Gary Chapman
I remember some one giving my husband and I The 5 Love Languages book years ago for Christmas and going throught it together. I felt like it really taught us alot 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.
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.
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 to 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