5 Books Every Christian Woman Should Read

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Best Christian Books for Women. Who loves to read!? I’m starting a list of books every Christian woman should read. What is on your night stand? What is on your reading list for this year? What is the best book you’ve read to encourage your heart in the Lord?

Some questions will not have answers till we are this side of heaven. And I read books, to get as much insight as I can soak up, till I stand in front of my Heavenly Father. 

I don’t come accusing God with loaded questions, but there are some mysteries and insights we will not be privileged to know until we stand before God and in all His glory. Then again, I’m sure God’s reveal of His mysteries are on His timing, even in Heaven. 

So I read. I’m not blessed with easily memorizing scripture or putting together analogies from the Bible into my real life situations as eloquently as others. 

So I read. To glean from others, their words that grab my attention and shed a light on what I might not have understood on my own accord. 

I pray for the Holy Spirit to give me a deeper understanding every time I open up my bible to study. 

I’ve been asking my friends, family and Facebook followers what they would suggest a Christian woman add to her book collection. 

Best Christian Books for Women


Best Christian Books for Women

In no particular order, here is my list….

Christian Fiction Books for Women

Of course, the Bible should be your most read book and nothing compares to it’s truth. 

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This is a must read for everyone who has been hurt and needs help with forgiveness (which is all of us)! Such practical and biblical help when it comes to forgiving someone. This is one of those books that have highlights all in it and I’ve shared many pics of the passages on my FB timeline. Run, don’t walk, to buy this book! 


This book came highly recommended by a close friend. I bought it and can’t wait to dive in! Who else wants to listen for not just the voice of God but His echo! 

Amazon description: Don’t Listen For the Voice of God. Listen for His Echo.’ When God really wants to get your attention, he doesn’t just say something once. He echoes. He speaks through a Sunday sermon, a chance conversation with a friend the next day, even a random email. The same theme, idea, impression, or lesson will repeat itself in surprising and unexpected ways until you realize that maybe, just maybe, God is at work. 

I do love a good devotional, but sometimes I want something different and that’s when I found Jen Wilkin’s book “Women of the Word”. It’s a “how to” study the bible approach instead of a daily devotional. As a woman of God, I want to be all in. No more skimming the top for my bible reading and quality time with God. 

I don’t normally read fiction, but this one was highly recommended. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is a powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, and is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. My heart swoons at the thought that God, the One that sits on His throne, loves me like this. 

I cried with this one. Seriously, what I was going through when I read this just had me in tears and it ministered to my heart. I’ll always keep this book in my book shelf. It’s cover is a little tattered, but I enjoyed this one to much to let it go. Micca Campbell explores the anxieties of every woman’s heart from insecurities, to finances, to marital challenges, to raising healthy children.


I had to read the introduction 3 times to move forward to chapter one in this book. Seriously, I kid you not, this book is highlighted up! Breaking free from spiritual strongholds by praying and scripture. Beth Moore reminds us that nothing is bigger than God! A must read for sure. 

Sometimes I think I must live under a rock. Boundaries are a somewhat newer concept to me. Because of my personality, I will hold on to hope for a relationship even if it destroys me. Yes, I hate to admit it, but I needed help setting up boundaries in my life. This book was a great guide to help me understand what boundaries are and how to put them into place. A must read!

There are several on my to read list…..  Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst, One Thousand Gifts by Ann VosKamp, Crazy Love by Francis Chan and Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer just to name a few. 

What is on your book reading list? I’d love to know! 



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  1. Joey Resciniti

    July 11, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I can't memorize scripture to save my life! Glad I'm not alone in that. I feel like the master of poor Bible paraphrases. I'm going to add these to my reading list. Thanks!

  2. Jen Stults

    July 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Great recommendations! I've never read the Francine Rivers book, but I hear people talk about it all the time – guess I need to read it! 😉

  3. Sara Lewis

    July 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Redeeming Love! I think it's time for a re-read of that old favorite. Thanks for sharing ans will be looking into the others as well. 🙂

  4. Tammy

    July 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Three of my favorites…I will definitely check out the other two. Not sure much could top Francine Rivers' Redeeming Love but if you enjoyed it check out Lineage of Grace. It is written in a similar fashion but for the five women mentioned in the bloodline of Jesus. You will fall even more in love with those five women!

  5. Julie Loos

    July 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Starla! I've only read 2 of the books! Checking out the others:)
    Visiting from By His Grace

  6. Anonymous

    July 17, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Crazy Love is an excellent book!!

  7. Anonymous

    July 17, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    It is a great book about redemption!!

  8. Christine

    November 8, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I wanted to recommend Compared to Who by Heather Creekmore. I know I’m not the only woman who struggles with body image and comparison – and the fact that there is a book on just this subject is proof! Yay! This book is sooo good. Heather is down-to-earth and funny, but I love it that her advice is actually different AND super practical. This is actually completely different than any message out there on body image. Definitely top on my list along with a couple of these! http://amzn.to/2zOwR5h

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