Looking for a few books to add to your reading list? I’ve asked ten other Christian bloggers to help me compile this list of must-read books for Christian women. Below, find ten book recommendations to encourage, equip, and strengthen your faith.
**This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and purchase the book, I’ll receive a small commission.**
10 Must-Read Books for Christian Women
Hannah Hurnard, Christian fiction, allegories/classics
“Hinds’ Feet on High Places has become not just a book I read, but a story that is a part of my life just like all great stories that become a part of us. The story follows Much Afraid as she learns to trust the Shepherd and walk in the High Places. The transformation Much Afraid goes through has taught me so much about myself and the struggles we face as we learn to let the seed of love take root in our hearts. The lesson I cling to most from Hinds’ Feet on High Places is that while I may hold the hands of sorrow and suffering, I walk in paths of joy and peace. This lesson has comforted me in many trials of life and has been a constant reminder to keep my eyes fixed on the Shepherd when the road gets rough.”
Leah Lesesne is passionate about inner healing prayer ministry and holistic health. She writes at her blog Shelemah, where she encourages others to be as healthy, whole, and close to Jesus as possible.
Bob Goff, Christian Living
“Love Does is a book compiled of personal stories from the author with the purpose of encouraging his readers to live a life with unconditional, self-sacrificing love for others. The words of this book went straight to my heart. It has helped me to adopt the mindset that he portrayed by living out the love that Christ demonstrates for us. I would highly recommend this book!”
Emily Chupp blogs at Beyond the Noise, where she writes to encourage anyone struggling with illness or any other trials they may face in life.
Jennifer Smith, Christian Marriage, Devotional
“This book was very influential for me because it taught me not only how to become a more godly and loving wife to my husband, but also how to finally begin a relationship with God for the first time. It has completely changed my life because of it. Even though my husband was deployed when I read this devotional, it helped bring us closer than ever before.”
Elaine Sinnott is a military wife and mother to four. She writes at her blog, Military Wife After God, where she encourages women to pursue God in their marriages and their motherhood.
Beth Moore, Nonfiction/Christian Living
“If you struggle with insecurity on any level, Beth Moore’s book, So Long Insecurity is a must read. While not everything in this book applied to me, the parts that did were profound and literally life changing. I read it several years ago now, and looking back I can see a huge difference in my life, and the majority of the credit goes to how God worked in me through this book. I am more confident in who I am because of the words in this book.”
Heather Hart writes about real women, real life, and real faith at Candidly Christian.
Mark Batterson, Christian Living
“The Circle Maker encourages you to pray big and bold prayers, and it encourages you to go after the promises of God. This book has reminded me how powerful prayer is. What we pray reflects what we believe about God, and God wants us to come to him with our dreams and desires and expect that he fulfills them.”
Caroline Harries is a writer and author who’s mission is to inspire hope and encouragement in the waiting. Caroline recently published In Due Time, a 60 Day Devotional.
Linda Dillow, Devotional, Bible Study
“This book addresses our yearning for intimacy with God. It empowers you with the tools to grow in your faith and relationship with Christ. Satisfy My Thirsty Soul teaches the basics of worship while encouraging you to dig deep within yourself to be obedient in creating a lifestyle that is an act of worship. Through her life stories and Biblical truths Linda has created a book that has touched my heart. I have through the years pulled this off the shelf time and again to refocus and dig deeper on creating intimate times of worship. Not only did I learn through this book, but found that it was what my heart had been aching for.”
Jaime Bassett writes at FizlDizl, a blog dedicated closing the gap communities locally and globally through random acts of kindness, missions, and outreach projects. FizlDizl also donates a portion of their profits from their store to causes and organizations that share a similar mission.
Mary Beth Chapman, Christian Biography
“Choosing to See is written by Mary Beth Chapman, wife of Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Throughout her book, Mary Beth candidly shares her struggle with depression, challenges of being married to a famous husband, her family’s challenges with Chinese adoptions, and the accidental death of one of her adopted daughters at the hand of one of her other children. I read this book after breaking off my engagement only weeks before my wedding. It was a balm to my soul to know that I was not alone in my pain, disappointment and raw grief.”
Summer Overstreet shares her Jesus Christ loving, Southern blessed heart at her blog, which can be found here.
Katie Davis, Memoir
“This book is a heart-gripping true story of a young woman who felt called of God to take a missions trip to Uganda, Africa, and ended up staying there, bound in heart to the people and specifically the children she taught. She now runs Amazima Ministries and is the adoptive mother of 13 girls. To say that the book Kisses From Katie has radically altered how I see my responsibilities as a Christian would be an understatement. Katie is a gorgeous picture of what someone who is completely given to Christ can do.”
Liz Rigby writes at her blog, Plunge Deep Climb Steep. Her mission is to show the depth of God’s truth and the height of God’s love in harmony and unison.
Lynne Hybels, Memoir
“Nice Girls Don’t Change the World by Lynne Hybels is a short book that I have returned to over the years again and again. Lynne is the wife of Bill Hybels, Pastor and founder of Willow Creek Church in the Chicago suburbs. Lynne was a people pleaser and a “good girl” who hit a deep depression in her late thirties. The book is a description of how God cared for her through that difficult time. She describes finding her passions and her spiritual gifts. Fear almost kept her from using them, but God helped her to conquer the fear to use her gifting and passion for God’s glory… I have grown closer to God because of Lynne’s willingness to share her story.”
Kathy Erickson is a writer and speaker who is passionate about in-depth Bible study for every woman. Kathy writes devotional posts at kathyericksonwrites.com. She also recently wrote and published a Bible Study, The Spacious Place: An 8-week Bible Study on Living the Promises of God.
Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Christian Living/Relationships
“I read this book about ten years ago, and drank it in like water. For all my life I had struggled with codependency, passivity, and an inability to say ‘no.’ This book provides a biblical basis for developing healthy boundaries. It transformed my marriage, my parenting approach, my relationships with family and friends, and even my working relationships. This book empowered me to put on the armor of faith and become the confident woman God calls me to be.”
A big thanks to all the lovely writers who were willing to share their favorite book for Christian women!
Do you have a book that’s been influential to your faith? Comment your answer below!