Top Inspirational Christian Books for Moms

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 have ready most. This is a great list of Christian books for moms. You are sure to find practical ways to help you in the motherhood journey

While I believe we should first go to the Bible for truth and answers, it can make a huge difference to glean 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, many of which I’ve read and others that I’ve seen recommended repeatedly. These books all have great book reviews and are great books for new moms as well. The following books are written specifically for us as mothers. So, without further ado, here you go!

1. Brighter

Brighter by Amy Ludwig is a beautiful book filled with even more beautiful truths. According to Amy, in this first book of hers, 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! As a new mom, she was overwhelmed, but now shares the godly wisdom and practical help you need.

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2. M is for Mama

Front cover of M is for Mama

M is for Mama by Abbie Halberstadt comes with great book reviews, and is my new favorite book for Christian moms! Abbie writes in a fun, down-to-earth way, but still encourages Christian mothers 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! While full of practical suggestions, I love how she brings everything back to God’s Word. Also, she is coming out with an entire series, so watch for those!

3. Risen Motherhood

Risen Motherhood is another 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 for sure. 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! This is such a good book!

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 Christ as you point your children in the right direction. 

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5. Loving the Little Years

As a mother of seven, Rachel Jankovic, the author of Loving the Little Years, has very practical insights for mothers who are overwhelmed with their young kids. Is this you? Written in short sections, this short book is easy to read when you have a few minutes here and there. One of the popular books for motherhood, this book will help keep you focused on the heart of parenting and on helping uproot issues in your child’s heart. This is a quick read even for older moms as well.

Loving the Little Years book cover

6. Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday

Sometimes we get overwhelmed with the hard work 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 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 on our to-do list (which is also on my phone). Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford will guide you to spending less time on the things that aren’t really that important (like social media) and spending a lot of time focusing on your family and relationships around you. This book gives such great practical advice for new parents and experienced parents alike.

8. Own Your Life

II have loved Sally Clarkson as a “mentor” for years. She has such great insights, and this is one of my favorite books. While this book isn’t specifically written for 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 unique 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. Before you leave, be sure to also check out the best Christian parenting books.

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  • Aimee Niblack

    As a mom for 18 years and a mom coach for 2 years, Aimee shares her expertise with young Christian moms via her blog and coaching business.

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As a mom for 18 years and a mom coach for 2 years, Aimee shares her expertise with young Christian moms via her blog and coaching business.

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