There are literally thousands of Christian books for women out there and to be honest, a lot of them are just not worth your time.
When you are looking for Christian books for women you want books that align with biblical truth and true Christianity. So instead of spending a lot of time looking for books for women that are worth your time, we have created a reading list of the best Christian books out there (there is no Christian fiction genre in this list).
I have personally read all of these books and they have each had a big impact on my walk with God and in my journey as a Christian woman. I hope you find this list helpful. Whichever book you choose, you won’t regret it!
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What are the best Christian books for women?
1. Let Me Be A Woman
This book is a powerful collection of notes that Elisabeth Elliot wrote to her daughter months before her marriage. She wrote from her own life experience of being single, married, and widowed, what it means to be a woman of God.
In a culture where feminism is strong and God’s design of biblical womanhood is becoming less embraced this book is a gem. Elliot walks you through what it means to be a Christian woman and does not sugarcoat it in any way.
She gives a biblical perspective on what it means to be a Christian wife and gives a deeper understanding and practical advice on how to carry out this role as a woman. Even if you are unmarried, this book will shape your perspective on biblical womanhood with Biblical truth.
This is one of my all-time favorite books and recommend it to all the women I know. I have read it over multiple times in different seasons of my life and I always learn something new. Elliot is one of my favorite female Christian authors and has played an enormous part in my personal spiritual growth.
Best quotes from Let Me Be a Woman:
“The mature woman acknowledges that submission is the will of God for her, and obedience to this will is no more a sign of weakness in her than it was in the Son of Man when He said, “Lo, I come-to do Thy will, O God.”Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman
“In order to be a disciple we must deny ourselves-this is to exercise authority over our own spirit. We must take up the cross-this is to submit to Christ’s authority. And we must follow-this is continued obedience. This is the road not to confinement, to bondage, to a stunted or arrested development, but to total personal freedom. It means not death but life, not a narrowly circumscribed life but ‘abundant’ life.”Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman
2. Women of the Word
If you want to learn how to study God’s word better, this book is a must. Jen Wilkin walks women through the reasons bible study is so important for women and how to practically study the bible.
Wilkin shows you that Bible study is so much more than a “feel good” quiet time. She explains why Bible literacy is so important and walks you through all the steps of conducting in-depth bible studies. She walks you through many passages from the Bible and shows you how to study them appropriately.
This bible study book is great to read on your own or in a small group setting. Each chapter ends with questions to reflect on and discuss. This book will equip you to be confident in Bible study and no longer feel intimidated by it.
Best quotes from Women of the Word:
“Yes, it’s sinful to acquire knowledge for knowledge’s sake, but acquiring knowledge about One we love, for the sake of loving him more deeply, will always be for our transformation.”Jen Wilkin, Women of the Word
“We should study asking not just what a particular portion of Scripture wants to tell us, but how that portion of Scripture is telling us the Big Story of the Bible as a whole.”Jen Wilkin, Women of the Word
3. Overcoming Fear, Worry and Anxiety
Fear, worry, and anxiety are common struggles for all people but especially for women. I found this book when I was struggling with major fear and anxiety and I was desperate to overcome it.
Elyse Fitzpatrick takes you through a journey to understand your fears, the source of your fears, and God’s answers to your fears through God’s word. She helps you replace negative thoughts with God’s truth and gives you a deeper understanding of God’s goodness towards you.
If you struggle with fear, this book will help you bring change to your everyday life by understanding God’s truth and God’s heart.
Best quotes from Overcoming Fear, Worry and Anxiety:
“The only way you can overcome your fears is to embrace the one fear that’s stronger than any other: the fear of God.”Elyse Fitzpatrick, Overcoming Fear, Worry and Anxiety
“As you face your fears-fears of suffering, fears of failure, fears of trouble and tribulation-you can know for certain that the God who loved you enough to send His son to die for you is still ruling all of the universe.”Elyse Fitzpatrick, Overcoming Fear, Worry and Anxiety
4. The Hiding Place
This is hands down one of the best Christian classics out there. The Hiding Place is an autobiography written by Corrie Ten Boom – a holocaust survivor.
She walks you through her quiet life in a Christian home that suddenly turned upside down. Through her life, you gain a new perspective and understand that what we imagined could be the worst-case scenario may very well be God’s loving plan.
Her life and story can bring you spiritual revival and increased faith as you see what God can do with a godly woman.
Best quotes from The Hiding Place:
“This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.”Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“In darkness God’s truth shines most clear.”Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“Father sat down on the edge of the narrow bed. “Corrie,” he began gently, “when you and I go to Amsterdam-when do I give you your ticket?”Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place
I sniffed a few times, considering this.
“Why, just before we get on the train.”
“Exactly. And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things, too. Don’t run out ahead of Him, Corrie. When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need-just in time.”
5. Passion and Purity
If you are a single woman this is the book for you. This book is the real and raw love story of Elisabeth Elliot and her husband. She writes of her own struggles in singleness and her journey in surrendering this area to God.
This book will help you in discovering god’s plan for your love life and what it means to give Him control of this area of your life. Waiting for the right person is hard, but when you trust God he always gives His best. This book is great for the teen years when young women are desiring love and marriage and shaping their relationship goals.
Favorite quotes from Passion and Purity:
“I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.”Elisabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity
“Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone accept, His Lordship. The Cross, as it enters the love life, will reveal the heart’s truth.”Elisabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity
6. The Indwelling Life of Christ
This book teaches one of the key points of the Christian faith – how to abide in Jesus Christ. If you do not understand how to abide in Christ, you will not flourish as a Christian woman.
Major W. Ian Thomas writes about the power of God’s presence in your life and how God created the Holy Spirit to work in you. The Christian life is not about trying to be better but about letting Jesus Christ live in you.
This book will give you a fresh way of seeing your relationship with God and can help you get out of the rut if you feel stuck in your faith journey.
This book consists of 50 short chapters that are each a page or two and could be read in less than 5 minutes. It is a wonderful read if you do not have much time you can use it as a devotional book.
Best quotes from The Indwelling Life of Christ:
“When we as human beings make ourselves available to Jesus Christ in the same way that Jesus as Man made Himself available to the Father, then Jesus will be to us in our humanity what the Father was to Him in His humanity. That is the whole Christian life in a nutshell!”Major W. Ian Thomas, The Indwelling Life of Christ
“The true Christian life can be explained only in terms of Jesus Christ, and if your life as a Christian can still be explained in terms of you, your personality, your willpower, your gifts, your talents, your money, your courage, your scholarship, your dedication, your sacrifice, or your anything-then although you many have the Christian life, you are not yet living it.”Major W. Ian Thomas, The Indwelling Life of Christ
7. The Mark of A Man
As Christian women, it is extremely important to know what a godly man looks like. Many women give their time to men that do not truly love God and know Him.
In this book, Elliot draws a picture of what a Godly man looks like. It does not give a standard of perfection but rather a standard based on what the Bible says.
This book is a must-read for women in all seasons. In singleness to know what kind of man you want to marry, in marriage to help your husband become more of the man God wants him to be, and in motherhood to help your boys become godly men and help your girls understand what a real man looks like.
Best Quotes from The Mark of a Man:
“The true man knows when he is up against something too big for him and needs help. He is driven to the only One who knows how to love like this, and asks for help, on his knees.” p106
“The sooner we subject ourselves to the Lord of Life and to those He puts over us, the sooner we will find our freedom and joy.”Elisabeth Elliot, The Mark of a Man
“The offering up of oneself for the sake of others-this is the price of real authority.”Elisabeth Elliot, The Mark of a Man
8. You Who
Rachel Jankovic has been one of my recent favorite female Christian authors. Her book, You Who?, is about finding your identity in Christ. There are a lot of toxic thoughts out there about finding yourself and following your heart; in the end, they do not lead you to more of God. Instead, they leave you feeling even more empty and confused than you were before.
Jankovic paves a path that helps you understand the philosophies that have invaded the Christian faith and how so much of what you believe to be true is influenced by worldly thoughts rather than God’s Word.
This book will help you understand how God wants you to see yourself and in turn will affect every area of your life. This is a wonderful book for young women and older women alike. We all need more of God’s perspective in our lives!
Best quotes from You Who?:
“How can a Christian be truly content and thankful in situations that appear by all accounts to be mundane and boring? Because the Christian’s cup is not full of difficult situations or important opportunities or even feelings. The Christian’s cup is full of Christ. Always full, always overflowing.”Rachel Jankovic, You Who?
“The command to be constantly glorifying our God is essentially a command to be living in constant joy, with constant clarity of purpose and constant pleasures forevermore.”Rachel Jankovic, You Who?
9. None Like Him
If you struggle with wanting control over everything in your life you may struggle with wanting to be like God and you might not even know it. This enlightening book by bestselling author Jen Wilkin will help you understand the areas in your life where you are trying to be like God instead of surrendering to Him.
As you study scripture in this book you will find freedom in letting God be God and embracing the role God created for you as His daughter. This is definitely one of the Christian books for women that is a must-read!
Favorite quotes from None Like Him:
“Our limits teach us the fear of the Lord. They are reminders that keep us from falsely believing that we can be like God. When I reach the limit of my strength, I worship the One whose strength never flags. When I reach the limit of my reason, I worship the One whose reason is beyond searching out.”
“Sanctification is the process of learning increasing dependence, not autonomy.”
“Just as my assurance of salvation rests in the fact that God cannot change, my hope of sanctification rests in the fact that I can.”
Christian books should never replace your personal Bible study but rather be supplements. The Holy Spirit can use them to teach you biblical truth and deepen your knowledge of God’s love, grow your prayer life, or increase your faith in God.
God speaks through many avenues and Christian books for women are definitely one of them. It is another way that you can continue to learn that Christ is not just part of your life but is your life!
This post was all about the best Christian books for women.