I love to read books! In order to grow in our faith, as women, mothers, wives, homemakers, business owners and any other hat we wear, we need resources. One resource we all have access to is books. Books are available through libraries, the internet, stores or electronic devices. They’re everywhere!
Here is the beginning of a list that I will be adding to (I still have a lot of parenting resources to add).
I hope you enjoy this list and hope you find something new to explore that helps you grow! These books are highly recommended by myself and women I trust!
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Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love by Sally Clarkson
Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life by Michele Cushatt
Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider
You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You by Holley Gerth
The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica N. Turner
Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn by Melanie Shankle
The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by Myquillyn Smith
Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected about Being a Mom by Lisa-Jo Baker
Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! by Rachel Macy Stafford
Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life by Renee Peterson Trudeau
Pursue the Intentional Life: “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)
by Jean Fleming
The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard by Kara Tippetts
The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife: 18 Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth by Darlene Schacht
The Cure for the “Perfect” Life: 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Braver by Kathi Lipp & Cheri Gregory
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life by Crystal Paine
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
You’re Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect by Holley Gerth
The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa TerKeurst
Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae
Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Sparkly, Safe Faith Is No Longer Enough by Kristen Welch
Love Idol: Letting Go of Your Need for Approval – and Seeing Yourself through God’s Eyes by Jennifer Dukes Lee
Fit to Burst : Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jankovic
The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life by Melanie Shankle
Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to do by Christine Caine
The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children by Sally Clarkson
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years by Jim Fay & Charles Fay
Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider
Educating the WholeHearted Child — Third Edition by Clay Clarkson & Sally Clarkson
The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D. Chapman
Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist
Jesus Today: Experience Hope Through His Presence by Sarah Young
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Jay
Yell Less, Love More: How the Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids – and How You Can Too!: A 30-Day Guide That Includes: – 100 Alternatives to … Steps to Follow – Honest Stories to Inspire by Sheila McCraith
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic
The Mom Walk by Sally Clarkson & Clay Clarkson
Let’s All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have by Anne F. Downs
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff
Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages by Darlene Schacht
A Mother’s Heart: A Look at Values, Vision, and Character for the Christian Mother (Pilgrimage Growth Guide) by Jean Fleming
Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young
Let. It. Go.: How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith by Karen Ehman
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud
Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst
Happy Habits for Every Couple: 21 Days to a Better Relationship by Roger & Kathi Lipp
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul by Jennie Allen
One of Us Must Be Crazy…and I’m Pretty Sure It’s You: Making Sense of the Differences That Divide Us by Tim & Joy Downs
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting by Dr. Laura Markham
Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley
Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space by Kathi Lipp
Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy by Gary Thomas
Women Living Well: Find Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home by Courtney Joseph
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
Trim Healthy Mama by Serene C. Allison & Monique L. Campbell
A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of Gods Promises by Renee Swope
Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life by Emily P. Freeman
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt
40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life: Living the 4:8 Principle by Tommy Newberry
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard A. Swenson
Praying God’s Word for Your Husband by Kathi Lipp
Calm My Anxious Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Contentment (TH1NK Reference Collection) by Linda Dillow
Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family, A
by Mary Ostyn
The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer
The Legacy Path: Discover Intentional Spiritual Parenting
by Brian Haynes
Raising Kingdom Kids (Giving Your Child a Living Faith)
by Tony Evans
Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community by Albert L. Wiseman, Donald O. Clifton, & Curt Liesveld
The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World by Shaunti Feldhahn & Robert Lewis
Your Baby and Child by Penelope Leach
What books would you add to the list?
Have you enjoyed what you read here today? Do you have friends or other women you know that could benefit from this resource? If so, please do me a favor! I have included the links below to share with other intentional women! They’ll be glad you did!
My to-be-read list is growing by leaps and bounds! Thanks for sharing these recommendations. 🙂
Kristy Omelianuk says
Gah thanks for adding a million books to my To Do List!! But seriously, there are some great resources here. I am going to bookmark and refer back! Thanks for compiling.
I’ve read a few of these, but see some great ones to add to my list! For parenting I read Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young, good read while raising rambunctious boys!
I’ll be adding that in my list! 🙂
This is a great list!! Some I have read, others I have on my list to read, others are new to me. I will be pinning as a reminder of some of the books I have wanted to pick up. And now…I want to go read instead of move on with my day. 🙂
I enjoyed Radical & Notes from a Blue Bike very much. Highly recommend! I was given Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches for Christmas and I completely forgot I had it!
I have a few books I’d forgotten about, too! I think that might be the definition of a book lover! 🙂 Thanks for linking up, Emily! Happy Easter!
Maria Hass says
I loved a lot of books on your list! I would add anything by Lisa Bevere and Stacie Eldredge.
Michelle Westbrook | Happy Wife, Happy Life says
Wow, this is an incredible list! I saw quite a few books that I will be adding to my Amazon wish list 🙂 And, a few that I may have to read and review for my blog.
This is a great list! I think I’m going to be reviewing undone soon.
What a great list! Thanks for sharing. I think I’ve only read 2 books from your list. I think I have some reading to do. I’ve heard a lot of great things about The Nesting Place. I think that will be next on my list.