As moms, some days we need encouragement. We get overwhelmed. We lose our joy. We struggle with all the challenges of motherhood. Even cute and cuddly babies can be exhausting when they don’t sleep well and keep us up all night, right? That’s why I want to share with you these 5 Christian books for women to encourage you and bring your joy back.
For the days when you need a coach, an encourager, and someone to say, “hey, that’s happened to me too!”, these books will help you find your joy, put the balance back in motherhood and feel less overwhelmed in the day-to-day.
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Christian writers and bloggers help us and encourage our faith. They show us we are not alone in our struggle, but they also point us to the Jesus who has the answers for all our troubles. The Christian writers encourage us as mothers too.
Encouraging Christian Books
Finding Your Balance by Sandy Cooper
On your crazy busy days you probably ask yourself, is it possible for a mom to find balance? In Finding Your Balance, Sandy Cooper shows us that even the busiest moms can find balance in our lives.
Sandy Cooper helps you find your highest priority in life (from God’s perspective) so you can find your true purpose. She also shows you how to understand your strengths and weakness and to use your strengths.
She helps us understand why so many moms struggle with having a balanced life and shows us how we can overcome these challenges.
This 11-week Bible study will encourage you and show you how to have a more balanced and focused life.
A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life by Hayley DiMarco
Hayley DiMarco shows us the funny side of being overwhelmed. As she shares her personal stories and anecdotes of God work in her life and through her life.
If you like to be in control but frequently find life seems out of control, you will be able to relate to Hayley DiMarco. Through her life stories and experiences, she shows us her struggles to let go.
She hits hard on the basic struggles so many moms have with comparison to others (which steals our joy), too much to do in too little time and not being able to control everything (or everyone).
A Woman Overwhelmed is an enjoyable book that will leave you with much to consider and feeling better that you don’t have to do it all.
In Spite of Myself by Katie Hornor
We all have troubles and disappointments in life. Katie Hornor shows us that in spite of it all, we have a choice. We have the choice to be bitter and discouraged or rise above our circumstances and choose praise.
Using personal examples and testimony, Katie shows us how to choose praise in all circumstances, no matter what happens.
In Spite of Myself is written as a 4-week devotional to encourage you that you are not alone and you can choose praise. Choosing praise will bring you joy.
You might also like: Why Choosing Praise Makes a Difference
Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker
Moms need friends. We need friends we can talk to and share our questions and heart with. In Never Unfriended, Lisa-Jo Baker teaches us how to be a friend and the true meaning of mom friendship.
Being a good friend can be hard. Sometimes we don’t know what to say or how to respond.
Using the example that Jesus will never unfriend us, Lisa-Jo Baker shows us how to grow deep and personal friendships that are not superficial and will last a lifetime.
Ordinary Graces: Word Gifts for Any Season by Lucinda Secrest McDowell
Ordinary Graces is a devotional for moms. Lucinda Secrest McDowell has a daily word to focus on that will encourage you. The book is divided into 4 sections: grace, strength, gratitude, and life. Each section has 30 daily readings that have a word that focuses on the theme of the section.
For example, in the grace section, you will find readings on comparing, being merciful and saying no.
These daily readings are just 2 pages (perfect for busy moms), and they will encourage you or give you a new insight into your Christian walk.