You may not know this, but I’m a huge bookworm. There are books coming out of every crevice of our home. Christian mom books, children’s books, bible studies, bibles, old books, new books…we’ve got them all. Finding books for Christian moms is not an easy task these days.
Don’t get me wrong, there are hundreds, if not thousands of Christian books for moms out there, but are they worth reading? Some of them, yes, and some of them a resounding NO. Many Christian mom books have moved in the direction of self-help books rooted in the growth of self-love, instead of rooted in the growth of loving Jesus.
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The Importance of Christian Literature in Nurturing Faith
In the whirlwind of motherhood, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily tasks and responsibilities that consume our lives. But amidst the chaos, it’s vital for Christian moms to find time to nurture our own faith and deepen our connection with God. This is where the importance of Christian literature comes in.
Books have a unique ability to transport us to a different world, to touch our hearts, and to inspire and challenge us. When it comes to nurturing our faith, reading books specifically written for Christian moms can make a huge difference in our spiritual journey.
By diving into the pages of these great books, we can gain practical tips, glean wisdom, and find encouragement from women who have walked the motherhood journey before us. Whether it’s Sally Clarkson’s “The Mission of Motherhood,” Gloria Furman’s “Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full,” or any other best Christian book, these authors share their experiences and provide practical suggestions on how to navigate the ups and downs of motherhood while staying grounded in our faith.
When we take the time to read these favorite books, we are filling our minds and hearts with God’s Word and the truths that will shape our perspectives as moms. These books remind us to prioritize what truly matters – our relationship with God and our role in raising our children to know and love Him.
Books for Christian Moms
There’s nothing wrong with reading a book that is maybe a bit more on the ‘light’ side. In fact, I have a tendency to lean toward light reading right now! Our seasons of motherhood fluctuate often, and sometimes we need to give ourselves grace with what we read. The holiday season is a perfect example of this. Lighter Christian books for mom devotionals can lead us to deep truth without making our busy holiday season even more stressful. Other times we need to dig deep into God’s truth. These Christian mom books are meant to inspire and encourage you as you seek to grow in Christ.
Even if you are a mom who has minimum time to read, chances are that you have time to listen to one of these books. Most of these books were written by Christian women with one exception. Consider getting an audible subscription. This is how I read most of my books and I love it!
Being a mother is one of the most fulfilling yet challenging roles a woman can have. As Christian moms, we have the added responsibility of raising our children to know and love God. In the midst of the chaos and busyness of motherhood, it’s important for us to take time to nourish our own souls and deepen our faith. One way to do this is by reading books for Christian moms. These powerful and inspiring books offer encouragement, wisdom, and guidance for navigating the journey of motherhood while staying rooted in our faith. Here are 20 must-read books for Christian moms that will uplift, inspire, and equip you on your journey.
The following books are ones that I have personally read and enjoyed OR I have on my reading list, however, most of them I have personally read. Without further ado here are my 15 top books for Christian moms.
1. Disciplines of a Godly Women by Barbara Hughes
There is a reason I put this one first. If there are any Christian books for mom you should read to turn your affections and heart more toward Jesus, it is this one. Disciplines sound like a harsh word, but as you will find, it is just a catalyst for sincere growth.
2. The Life Giving Homeby Sally Clarkson
Growing our homes in a life-giving way can lead our families back to Christ. Around here I call that a ‘healing home’ a home that points back to our ultimate healer: Jesus Christ. This is a practical and inspiring book that turns our entire home back to pressing into Jesus. This is a popular Christian book for mothers that will point you into deeper truths and inspire your home-making skills. This is a great book and the best book I recommend to moms. The Lifegiving Parent by Clay and Sally Clarkson is another great book.
3. Give them Grace by Elyse M Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson
This was another life-changing Christian mom book as it radically changes the way you think about discipline and dazzles your children toward the love of Christ. Instead of making your children ‘good’, you will direct them to Jesus. Instead of living by rules, you will grow them in a love for Jesus, which is truly the only thing that will bring heart change. If you are looking to disciple a child’s heart, this is the book for you!
If you have never put this on your list to read of Christian books for mothers, make sure to add it now!
4. Redeeming Childbirthby Angie Tolpin
I wish I would have had this book for my first pregnancy. Now whenever a mom is pregnant, I try to gently recommend this book. Pregnancy can be hard, childbirth can be hard, and we know parenting is hard! But when you are stuck in a difficult pregnancy with emotions and hormones steamrollering around, it can be hard to find your bearings! Angie argues that childbirth is a spiritual journey that is meant to bring you back to your Savior. If you are looking for practical ways, but also spiritual truths for thriving in childbirth, this is the book for you!
5. Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins
This is a very light read, but it is intentional. This book serves more as a memoir of a mother’s journey toward sanctification. What I found fascinating about this book is that you will start to ponder your own journey in light of Cindy’s. It is more than just another women’s story. She directs your thoughts toward Christ as you read about your journey in motherhood. This is another great Christian book for mom. This book does not take a lot of time to read and it’s a great read.
6. Labor with Hope by Gloria Furman
“Why is this like it is?” Maybe you have asked yourself that questions during pregnancy and labor. Gloria brings some beautiful gospel truth that will give you hope and encouragement throughout your pregnancy and childbirth years. Many people try to offer encouragement, advice and hope to pregnant women, but the Bible is the place that has real hope. It’s nothing like anyone else can give. This is also a book that does not take a lot of time to read, so it’s great for those pregnant busy mamas!
7. Real Moms…Real Jesusby Jill Savage
The rubber meets the ground with this book. During the motherhood journey, we often lose ourselves. We lose our purpose and our heart for Jesus. As the laundry piles high, the stresses surmount, and our own expectations crumble, we can feel utterly hope-devoid. Does Jesus know how we feel? Absolutely, and Jill Savage is about to bring you to the Bible and show you exactly how he knows.
8. Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp
As parents, we need more. We need more than the latest trends in parenting styles and philosophies. There’s more to parenting than laundry, carpools, and playdates. At the end of the day, it’s easy to feel lost. Paul David Tripp outlines 14 Gospel principles that will radically change the way you look at parenting. This is a must-read for Christian parents that will inspire and encourage your parenting. This book is saturated with Biblical truth, practical help, and great insight.
Tripp offers a gospel-centered approach to parenting, helping moms understand the importance of grace, repentance, and faith in the parenting journey. Out of all the best Christian parenting books out there, this is the best book in my opinion. This is also a good book to give to new parents.
9. The Gospel Comes with a House Key by
Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Although this is not exclusively a ‘Christian book for mothers’, I left it on this list because our mothering and homes are closely tied together. Jesus didn’t evangelize by inviting people to Christian rallies, or conventions, or handing them the latest Christian book. The backdrop to many of his conversations was radical, ordinary hospitality. This is certainly a book to put on your Christian books for mom list.
10. Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler
I found the authors of this book through their podcast “Risen Motherhood.” These short but insightful podcasts encourage me in true Gospel mothering and stretch my Biblical understanding of basic Christian principles. They are two women that want to see Jesus glorified and mothers succeeding at turning their hearts to Jesus while mothering well. They frequently talk about the latest Christian mom books, which is one of the reasons I was so excited when they came out with their own book. The tagline for the book is “Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments.” It is an excellent book to put on your Christian mom’s books lists.
11. The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
This is a book that is near and dear to my heart. In fact, I wrote a blog post that has this exact title, “The Ministry of Motherhood and the Interruptions that Drive us Toward Jesus.” Sally Clarkson once again comes at motherhood with true intentions at leading us to understand that motherhood is not just a job, it is a calling, a calling that is rooted in Christ Jesus. Sally follows Christ’s example of discipleship with his disciples and shows you how to make an eternal difference in the life of your child. From young kids to the teen years, this book is a great look at disciplining your children in a fallen world.
Sally has so many amazing Christian mom books, and I would honestly recommend all of them. She is an incredible and insightful author.
12. Treasuring Christ When your Hands are Fullby Gloria Furman
Are you a frazzled mom? There are dozens of Christian books for mothers about being stressed, frazzled, and unwound; but this one rises above them with the simple mission to point you back to Christ. It is one of those Christian books for mothers that truly points your affections back to Christ in the mundane everyday tasks of motherhood. This is a great book to read during your quiet time. It has short chapters that prove that Gloria knows how fast a mother’s life can be!
13. Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch
It can feel sad and guilty to admit, but my kids are entitled. I shudder to write this, but your kids probably are too. Ekk! There I said it. Not that any of us are doing a poor job teaching our children gratitude or good morals; it’s just that when we live in such a 1st world country, we automatically are gifted with certain things. So how do we raise grateful kids? How do we teach them the difference between a want and a need? Kristen’s book is a must-add for your Christian books for mom list.
14. Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhoodby Becky Thompson
You need this book if you are married with children. Just go add it to your Christian books for mothers list to read and thank me later. Haven’t done it, do it now. Just do it. Because chances are that your marriage has hit some rocks since kids entered the picture. The demands of children become quite intense, and marriage takes a back seat fast. So grab these Christian books for moms and rediscover your marriage amid motherhood.
15. Rooted in Wonder by Eryn Lynum
This was released in 2023 and it’s on my reading list for 2024! This generation is being raised on screens, and it seems like the wonders of creation is taking a back burner to the screens of the age. This is a different way to approach the problem of screens and it sounds like an amazing read!
Inspirational Christian Books for Mothers
15 books are a lot to read! Last year I had a goal to read 20 books throughout the year, and although I hit my goal, it was tough! I couldn’t believe that twenty books was a tough thing to get done in a year. Before kids, I could crank out many more than that. Motherhood changes things. Don’t read all these Christian books for mothers in a year. There is just too much content. Spice things up by adding some other books. Read some Christmas devotionals around the holiday. Read some non-fiction. Read some deeper content. These Christian books for moms will still be here!
Speaking of lists, do you keep track of your reading throughout the year? I have used Goodreads for a while and I love it. However, sometimes it’s nice to track my reading with a pen and paper. That is the exact reason I created a Personal Reading Log Planner. It is a fun and creative way to color and keep track of all my Christian books for mothers in my planner. If you are a to-do list kind of person, this is a fun tracker!
Enjoy this list of Christian mom books as you seek Christ in your affections and life!
Being a mother is a beautiful and rewarding experience, but it can also be incredibly challenging. As Christian moms, we have the added responsibility of nurturing our children’s faith and guiding them toward a relationship with God. In the midst of all the demands and responsibilities of motherhood, it’s crucial for us to take time to nourish our own souls and deepen our own faith.
That’s why reading inspirational books for Christian moms can be so impactful for mothers. These books offer a source of encouragement, wisdom, and guidance as we navigate the ups and downs of motherhood while staying rooted in our faith. They remind us of the importance of prioritizing what truly matters – our relationship with God and our role in raising our children to know and love Him. These books also make perfect gifts!
Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned parent, there’s a wealth of inspirational books for Christian moms out there to uplift and inspire you. From devotionals that provide daily reflections and practical suggestions to books on Christian parenting that offer guidance and biblical insight, these books are a valuable resource for mothers seeking to grow in their faith and raise their children with godly wisdom. These books over practical tips and spiritual growth!
Are you looking for more of the best Christian books out there? I have put together many book roundups and reviews. Check out some of them below!