I love how a good book has the ability to encourage and provoke me to take another step towards godliness. There is so much wisdom to be gained. So much insight to consider. So many lessons we can learn through the lives, trials, and victories of those who have taken the time to write down their thoughts and their stories.
Here are a few books for Christian women I had the privilege of reading this last year.
5 Must Read Books for Christian Women in 2020
Cherish by Gary Thomas
Move from surviving to thriving in marriage. This book was a great encouragement to me. It helped get me out of the rutt of simply going through the motions and learning to enjoy my husband. Gary Thomas shares practical advice and examples from real life stories to encourage couples to cherish each other the way God cherishes us in Christ.
Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Walgemuth
We adorn the beauty of the gospel as we allow the beauty of the gospel to adorn us. This book is inspired by scriputres in Titus 2 and details the beauty and the power of older women and younger women living alongside each other for the glory of God. Learn how and why God designed us to live in community, and discover ways to take your relationships with other women to new depths.
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
This book not only helped me to realize the importance of learning to say ‘no’, but also saying ‘no’ to the right people and things. The world wants us to embrace a life of chaos, stress, and busyness. In this book Shauna helps us to realize the futility of the world’s ways and shows us a much better alternative. Discover a more simple, restful, peaceful, and intentional way of living. A life of deep connection and relationship with the people who matter most.
Switch On Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf
This one has life-changing potential. Ever heard of neuroplasticity? Me neither. At least not before I read this book! What neuroplasticity means, basically, is that we have the power to change the physical makeup of our brain. You may have heard something like “the power of positive thinking”. This book kinda falls into that category. Except that the author, Dr. Caroline Leaf helps us to see if from scientific and Biblical perspectives. Leaf takes you through a 21-day, 5-step process of transforming your mind by taking your thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ.
The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
Struggling to find purpose in the never-ending laundry, wiping snotty noses, changing diapers, and washing that enormous stack of dirty dishes? This book helped me to discover meaning in the mundane of everyday life. Learn how to teach and train your children after the pattern we see through Jesus with His disciples. This book offers great encouragement for the mom who is weary with the tasks of motherhood.