50+ Books Every Christian Should Read



Imagine for a second you had the spiritual power to heal?

Your aunt struggling with cancer could finally be free from it all.

Perhaps even that young adult on the church choir, currently in the intensive care unit battling for life could actually survive it all.

All could be made whole again, because in the grasp of your hands with the utterance of a prayer God could potentially use you to heal them.

Through the lead characters journey in the book Healer by Susan Muira, I was able to embrace the possibilities, touch lives and contemplate how scary and life changing the power of healing could be.

Through books, you get to experience magical moments and travel to different places. You learn new things and embrace new cultures. For 2019, I want to share this adventure with you my readers, so I have created a christian women reading challenge for us girls. The suggested books for our reading challenge comes highly recommended from fellow christian women.

While the majority of these books are christian, there are a few that aren’t. I believe that there are also other books on the market that help us as women that aren’t necessarily christian but are still good reads.

Lets get this adventure started!

50+ Christian books every woman should read who want to grow their faith. Find young adult books, books on marraige, homemaking, christian fiction and lots more worth reading! #christianbooks #christianblogger #readingchallenge

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How The Challenge Works:

The christian books below come highly recommended from fellow christian women, the majority of which I will be reading for the first time just like you. Choose your challenge level and then start making your selections from the following 50+books every christian should read.

Select Your Challenge Level

In picking your level of participation, determine how much time you will actually have to devote to reading.

I have opted to only include two reader levels for this challenge. I want you to really spend time delving into these fabulous reader suggestions. There are over 50 books suggested below so feel free to read a book a week if your schedule allows. Should you go this route, you could do themed months for a more systematic approach.

Casual Reader

Pick one book from the list of  christian books for 20 somethings to read every month. If you are not in the habit of reading, I would suggest starting out at this level. Due to my current schedule I only plan on reading 12 books this year unless my schedule changes.

Super Reader

Looking for a bigger challenge? Select the super reader challenge level. You will read 24 books for the year. This works out to two books a month. Totally doable but only commit to this level if your schedule allows.

Select Book Categories

I would suggest selecting books from each category. Should you come across categories not applicable to your current lifestyle or interest, choose additional books from another category. Once you have narrowed down your selections, use a notebook to make note of books you would like to read this year.

You will find book suggestions in the following categories:

  • Christian Books For Wives
  • Christian Books For Young Adults
  • Christian Fiction
  • Homemaking
  • Christian Parenting Books
  • Christian Living
  • Biographies
  • Personal Development

How To Find Time To Read When You Are Busy

You might be feeling overwhelmed at the thought of joining a reading challenge.

The demands of a day job, finding time for your family while finding time for your passion projects may have you pulling your hair out.

This busy mama has no time for such luxuries you may echo!

But, what if I told there was hope?  You can learn something new without trying to modify your schedule.

The secret to finding time to read while juggling a busy schedule are audio books.

With audio books, you can listen to your favorite books on the go.

Commuting to and from work, while you are doing the laundry , doing the dirty dishes or even cleaning the house are wonderful opportunities to listen to a good book.  Simply find gaps in your schedule or activities which you can combine with reading and you are good to go.

Not sure audio books are for you? Start a free 30 day trial of Amazon Audible and get two free audio books of your choice.

How to Save Money On Books

Book Swap – Get your girlfriends together and start a book swap. Think about it, if you have a group of 6 friends who are interested in similar books, you could each purchase 2 books and then swap between each other throughout the challenge. This saves you from purchasing all the books.

Your Local Library – Whenever I come across a book I want to read, the first place I head to is my local library. Most of the time my library will have the book available, saving me from purchasing a copy. The only disadvantage I have found thus far is that depending on the books popularity you may have a long wait time before you actually get to read the book. Regardless, I still consider it a win.

Watch For Deals – Throughout the course of the year, your favorite book stores or even Amazon have deals on books. Watch out for these and make your purchases during these sales.


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Books Every Christian Woman Should Read

There are hundreds of books on the market that christian women should read which are by no means limited to this list. My intent with this reading challenge is to provide a list of christian books for women to help strengthen our walk with God, find joy in our marriages and embrace our duties as homemakers and in raising Godly children. I hope that you will be blessed throughout the journey!

Christian Marriage Books

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

Fierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk

Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver

Strangling Your Husband Is NOT an Option by Merrilee Boyack

For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn

Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage by Sheila Gregoire

31 Days To Great Sex by Sheila Gregoire

The Good Girl’s Guide To Great Sex by Sheila Gregoire

The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and John Nelson


Christian Books For Young Adults

Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge

Boundaries In Dating by Henry Cloud

The New Rules For Love, Sex and Dating by Andy Stanley

When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric and Leslie Ludy

Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot

The Five Love Languages: Singles Edition  by Gary Chapman

Girl Defined by Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird

Can You Keep Your Faith in College by Abbie Smith

Swipe Right by Levi Lusko

Why I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ree

Sex, Jesus and the Conversations The Church Forgot by Mo Isom

Welcome To Adulting by Jonathan Pokluda

Silencing Insecurity by Donna Gibbs


Christian Parenting Books

Parenting by Paul David Tripp

Boundaries With Kids by Henry Cloud


Adult Christian Living Books

Made Like Martha by Katie M. Reid

Compared to Who by Heather Creekmore

Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst

Hello Mornings by Kat Lee

Restless by Jennie Allen

The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst

Love Does by Bob Goff

Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow

The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Cultivate What Matters by Lara Casey

Fierce Faith by Alli Worthington

Its Okay Not to be Okay by Sheila Walsh

Lies Women Believe by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth


Summer Reads – Christian Novels / Christian Love Books

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Unmending the Veil by Lisa Heaton

The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers

The Shack by William P. Young

Quaker Summer by Lisa Sampson

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

Blessed Child by Ted Dekker

Healer by Susan Muira



To love, Honor, and Vacuum by Sheila Gregoire

A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George

Living Virtuously- A Wife’s Complete Guide to Keeping Her Heart and Home by Erin Harrison

Simple Clean by Becky RapinchukCozy

Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith



I Dared to Call Him Father by Bilquis Sheikh

Rare Bird by Anna Whiston-Donaldson


Personal Development

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsay

The One Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand

Your First 100 by Meera Kothand

But I’m Not An Expert by Meera Kothand

Pro-Blogging Secrets by Bob Lotich


I would love to hear from you, which books do you plan on reading in 2019 and do you have a reading goal for the year?





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    LOVE this! I see a lot of great reads here. Great advice you give, too.

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    This is a great collection, and I’m pleased that I’ve read some! I’m going to share on fb for others for the yearly goals, and I have pinned it on my board!

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