I love reading books. I always have. However, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve chosen to read books that I feel grow me in some way versus just reading fiction . . . even if it was a great historical Christian fiction. While I haven’t read all of these books, I’ve compiled a great list of Christian books for moms. Not all of these are specific to mothers, but some are excellent books for any parent.
While I believe we should first go to the Bible for truth and answers, we can also learn so much from what others have learned as they have applied the truths of the Bible. As with any time you come across new information, always make sure it agrees with Scripture. Now, let’s dig into these Christian books for moms.
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Christian Books for Moms
There are so many books out there. How do you know which ones are worth your time? I’ve compiled a great list of the best books for moms, some of which I’ve read, and others that I’ve seen recommended over and over. These books all have great reviews and are great books for new moms as well. The following books are written specifically to us as mothers.
Brighter by Amy Ludwig is a beautiful book filled with even more beautiful truths. According to Amy, in this book you will learn to maintain peace amidst the mayhem, delight in your children, deal with constant interruptions and questions, find meaning in the mundane, persevere through the long days of motherhood, and more!
2. M is for Mama
M is for Mama by Abbie Halberstadt is my new favorite book for Christian moms! Abbie writes in a fun, down-to-earth way, but still encourages moms to go against modern mom culture. She gives many practical tips and tricks as well, including her famous Penny Reward System. Be sure to check this one out! While it is one of the best books for new moms in your life, it is great for any stage of motherhood!
3. Risen Motherhood
Risen Motherhood is a fabulous book! Authors Emily and Laura talk about how we bring the gospel into everyday situations as a mother. It’s been quite thought-provoking. It’s also a gorgeous book with beautiful flowered pages and quotes throughout. Each chapter also has some discussion questions at the end. Highly recommend!
4. Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full
Written with short chapters and the busy mom in mind, Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full is centered on the gospel and is full of Scripture. Plan to be encouraged as Gloria Furman helps reorient your vision of motherhood to a biblical model. In this book for Christian moms, you will be inspired to pursue a vibrant relationship with Jesus.
5. Loving the Little Years
As a mother of seven, Rachel, the author of Loving the Little Years, has very practical advice for mothers who are overwhelmed with their young children. Is this you? Written in short sections, it’s easy to read when you have a few minutes here and there. This Christian mom book will help keep you focused on the heart of parenting and on helping your children uproot sinful heart issues. This is a quick read even for older moms as well.
6. Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday
Sometimes we get overwhelmed in the trenches of motherhood. We buy the culture’s lie of what motherhood is about and the grumpy mom comes out. Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday is a great book to help restore your joy and intentionality in motherhood. Although I have read the devotional on YouVersion that’s based on this book (and it’s incredibly encouraging), I haven’t read the book…yet.
What does the Bible say about the role of a mother? To learn more about being a godly mother, check out these 10 characteristics of a good mother according to the Bible.
7. Hands Free Mama
This book is a great reminder to focus on what’s important. It’s so easy today to get distracted by what’s going on on our phones or by what needs to be done yet on our to-do lists (which is also on my phone). Hands Free Mama will guide you to spending less time on the things that aren’t really that important, and more time focusing on your family and relationships around you.
8. Own Your Life
I have loved Sally Clarkson as a “mentor” for years, and this is one of my favorite books. While this book isn’t specifically written to mothers (she has many that are), Own Your Life reminds us to embrace the life that God has called us to. Sally is a warm and encouraging author and reminds us to be intentional in why and how we live our lives. I highly recommend this one.
9. Mama Bear Apologetics
Okay, I was super impressed with this book for Christian moms. It really got me thinking about conversations I need to have with my children and how I can teach them to look for lies they are told in society. Mama Bear Apologetics is a must-read in today’s culture where you are told that truth is whatever you make it to be. This is more geared for those who have school-age kiddos, but it definitely should be on your list.
Best Christian Books for Moms
There you have it! My top recommendations of the best Christian books for moms! By reading books such as these, you will be encouraged in motherhood, learn from seasoned moms, and be reminded of the importance of the most important things to focus on in raising your children.
Do you have other recommendations that you think should be included? Which book are you excited to read next? Please comment below.
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