15 of the Best Books for Christian Moms this Summer

Summer is a perfect time for moms to indulge in some inspirational and uplifting reading. Whether you’re looking to deepen your faith, find encouragement in your parenting journey, or simply enjoy a good story, this list has something for everyone. Here are 15 of the best books for Christian moms to read this summer.

15 of the Best Books for Christian Moms this Summer

1. “Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments” by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler

Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler, co-founders of the popular “Risen Motherhood” podcast, bring their relatable and gospel-centered wisdom to this book. “Risen Motherhood” explores how the gospel can transform everyday moments of motherhood, providing moms with practical and theological insights. This book is perfect for moms looking to connect their daily parenting experiences with their faith.

Why You Should Read It:

  • Offers practical applications of the gospel in everyday motherhood.
  • Written by relatable authors who are themselves moms.
  • Encouraging and easy to read, making it great for busy schedules.

2. “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer

In a world that constantly demands more, John Mark Comer invites readers to embrace a slower, more intentional way of living. “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” tackles the modern epidemic of busyness and offers biblical wisdom on how to cultivate a life of peace and presence. This book is ideal for Christian moms who feel overwhelmed by their daily routines and long for a more meaningful life.

Why You Should Read It:

  • Practical advice for slowing down and finding peace.
  • Combines personal anecdotes with biblical teachings.
  • Perfect for moms seeking balance and simplicity.

3. “Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt” by Jentezen Franklin

Jentezen Franklin’s book, “Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt,” addresses the pain and healing that comes with relationships. Drawing from personal experiences and biblical principles, Franklin offers guidance on how to forgive, heal, and love again. This book is particularly relevant for moms who are navigating complex family dynamics or seeking to restore broken relationships.

Why You Should Read It:

  • Encourages forgiveness and emotional healing.
  • Practical steps for rebuilding relationships.
  • Uplifting and filled with hope.

4. “Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts” by Jennie Allen

Jennie Allen’s “Get Out of Your Head” empowers readers to take control of their thoughts and combat negative thinking patterns. Based on biblical truths and cognitive science, Allen provides practical tools to transform your mind and live a more joyful life. This book is a valuable resource for moms who struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, or negative self-talk.

Why You Should Read It:

  • Practical advice for managing thoughts and emotions.
  • Biblically grounded and relatable.
  • Encouraging and empowering for daily life.

5. “The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

“The Road Back to You” introduces readers to the Enneagram, a powerful tool for understanding personality types and improving self-awareness. Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile provide an accessible and engaging exploration of the Enneagram, helping readers identify their strengths and weaknesses. This book is ideal for Christian moms interested in personal growth and better understanding themselves and their loved ones.

Why You Should Read It:

  • Insightful exploration of the Enneagram and its applications.
  • Helps improve self-awareness and relationships.
  • Engaging and easy to understand.

6. “Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose” by Rebekah Lyons

Rebekah Lyons offers a four-part journey to renewal in her book “Rhythms of Renewal.” Focusing on rest, restore, connect, and create, Lyons provides practical steps to overcome stress and anxiety, and find peace and purpose. This book is perfect for moms looking to establish healthy rhythms in their lives.

Why You Should Read It:

  • Practical and actionable advice for reducing stress.
  • Focuses on holistic wellness and spiritual growth.
  • Encouraging and uplifting.

7. “To Hell with the Hustle: Reclaiming Your Life in an Overworked, Overspent, and Overconnected World” by Jefferson Bethke

Jefferson Bethke’s “To Hell with the Hustle” challenges the cultural obsession with busyness and productivity. He offers a compelling argument for slowing down and prioritizing what truly matters. This book is ideal for Christian moms who feel pressured by societal expectations and desire a more intentional way of living.

Why You Should Read It:

  • Challenges the cultural norm of busyness.
  • Encourages a more intentional and meaningful lifestyle.
  • Biblically grounded and thought-provoking.

8. “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” by Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp provides gospel-centered principles to help parents navigate the challenges of raising children. “Parenting” offers practical guidance and biblical wisdom to transform the way you view and approach parenting. This book is a must-read for Christian moms seeking to raise their children in faith.

Why You Should Read It:

  • Offers practical and gospel-centered parenting advice.
  • Written by a respected author and speaker.
  • Encouraging and transformative for family life.

9. “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered” by Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst’s book, “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way,” addresses the pain of unmet expectations and disappointment. Drawing from her own experiences, TerKeurst offers hope and encouragement for those going through difficult times. This book is particularly relevant for moms facing challenges or feeling overwhelmed by life’s struggles.

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