Today, we are sharing our picks for Best Christian Books for Women.
Lent Day 12 – We are working are way thru this Lent season with the Lent Experiment. 40 days of blogging about faith, lent and life as a Christ follower. For years I worked in the Christian space for a Christian publisher. One of my favorite things about the job was all of the Christian books I was able to learn from. While I admit, now a days – I am more of an Audible girl (ps, use my link here and you can get a free audio book!) – where I listen to my books rather than reading them – I do love a good book.
My Favorite Christian Books for Women
So today, that’s what I am sharing my picks for Best Christian Books for Women. As mentioned, bible studies bore me – so you won’t find bible studies here – but these are great books for book clubs, dinner clubs and life groups.
Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People
Last year we road tripped to Chicago from Dallas and Everybody Always by Bob Goff was our family listen. Bob always brings happiness, love and makes you want to live life like Bob Goff!
Why I chose Everybody Always as a best pick for Christian Books for Women - this book teaches and shows ways to love like Jesus in unexpected ways. Get out of your routine, and find unique ways to love those around you.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Why I chose David and Goliath as a best pick for Christian Books for Women - Malcolm Gladwell gives you a new look at this old biblical story. Anytime I hear mention of the David and Goliath bible study, I am immediately brought to Malcolm's new perspective.
For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards
Jen Hatmaker is a fighter for grace and unconditional love. While I know many christian women have turned their cheek to Jen - her book - For the Love, Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards demonstrates what she does well, loves all.
In a previous life, my career had me working with Jen Hatmaker. You know, we all have this idea of how people are. I can tell you, Jen is the real deal. She is the same online as my experience with her offline. One experiecne that stands out was she was doing a Facebook Live right after it first came out. There were learning curves and Facebook issues to deal with. We spent quite a bit of time on the phone. It was a stressful situation to make things work (yay, it finally did) - but you know, dealing with stress shows someones true colors. Jen, she was a champ.
It's always a wonderful thing when you can say - the person who wrote the words aren't just writing - they are the real deal.
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
Anyone who needs to slow down, this book is for you. Especially you moms of littles! As my oldest approaches 16, I can tell you this. There is a reason that everyone says to enjoy your time with your kids because it really does happen too quickly.
Why I chose Present Over Perfect as a best pick for Christian Books for Women - Shauna Niequist talks about slowing life down. We are so in a hurry, we forget to enjoy the present. Release those perfectionist tendencies that so often times us women feel and embrace present over perfect.
Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci Swindoll
We don’t need more tips for “having it all,” but we could all use insight on “having what matters,” and there is no better guide than Luci Swindoll.
Luci Swindoll is another author I had the privilege of working with. She is a hoot and wise, oh so wise! While I enjoy all of her books, I think us women get so wrapped up in life we need to just focus on happy and simple rather than extravagant and robust. Luci talks about just that in this book - Simple Secrets to a Happy Life.
When God Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life by SQuire Rushnell
After reading God Winks, you will never think of coincidences as coincidences again. SQuire Rushnell shows you how coincidences in life are God Winks. Winks from God pointing you to not something that just happens by chance - but to something bigger.
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
Have you studied the Enneagram? I'll talk more about this at some point in our Lent Experiment, but this book is a great Christian Enneagram book to get you started in understanding what the Enneagram is all about - from a Christian perspective.
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith
Grace Eventually by Anne Lamott . Anne Lamott entire book library could be on this list of best Christian Books for Women. I really enjoyed this book, Grace Eventually. Anne brings home christianity for me. She is not your traditional church going Jesus loving Christian - but she does love God and writes in a beautiful way about her journey.
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
Let's talk about Brené Brown and Braving the Wilderness. This is a pick for Best Christian Books for Women - not because Brené preaches Jesus. No, Brené brings the truth about identifying who we are, owning that and being courageous. As Christian women, these traits are essential to owning and knowing our faith.
Same Kind of Different As Me
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore is the story of a well-to-do man and how is life was changed by befriending a homeless man. This is a true story - and a favorite book that has made me consciously look differently when someone I see someone who is homeless.
Read the book - while I love a good book to TV movie (there are a few...) - the Same Kind of Different as Me movie was lame.
The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
The Best Yes is our last pick on our list ofBest Christian Books for Women - Remember how I said I was bored by bible studies, I still am - even though I was introduced to The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst thru a bible study. Lysa guides you through wise decisions and helps you determine what to say yes to and what to say no to.
As women, we can be YES people. It's okay to say no!
Day 12 of Lent
Somehow we survived Spring Break last week. Yesterday was a refreshing day to just restart. I started the morning by cranking up Gungor and embracing whatever God had for me for a Monday. Well, when I walked into the kitchen – it became apparent that what he had for me was a few hours of house cleaning.
Oh the irony of listening to Gungor’s Beautiful Things song. You make beautiful things, out of dust. In our house, that is so apparent.
A week of 4 kids running amuck, throw in a birthday, a water leak and other chaos – let’s just say I was happy to finally sit down to a clean house, with candles lit and enjoy the silence that the house had been missing for a week.
I hope you find a good read from my picks for best Christian Books for Women. These books have each fed my soul well, and hope they do the same for you.
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