Summer Reading Guide: 13 Must-Read Books for Every Christian Mom This Summer

Summer is here friends, and there’s never been a better time to get lost in a new book! We’ve rounded up some of the most anticipated Christian titles of the Summer, and with everything from parenting, to self-love, to marriage, and homeschooling, this list has a summer reading pick for everyone!

So whether you’re heading to the beach, or just escaping to the sofa, grab your copy and curl up with one of these life-giving summer titles.

13 of the Best New Summer Reads for Christian Moms

1. No Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations, Embrace Reality, and Discover the One Secret That Will Change Your Parenting 

By Dave and Ann Wilson

Raising kids with hearts for Christ may be the hardest thing you ever try to do, but it’s also the most important thing. Packed with funny and honest stories, compelling illustrations, biblical insight, and practical steps you can put into practice today, this hands-on parenting manual will encourage and equip every parent through any stage. No Perfect Parents will let you into the real, even raw, struggles and joys of raising kids that can impact their generation in a powerful way. It even includes Dave & Ann’s parenting mistakes and wins straight from the mouths of their three sons.


2. Creative Love: 10 Ways to Build a Fun and Lasting Love

Summer Reading

By Jeremy & Audrey Roloff

An essential follow-up to their New York Times bestselling book, A Love Letter LifeJeremy and Audrey Roloff introduce Creative Love, a timeless relationship book for couples that offers practical advice for creating a fun, fulfilling, and forever love story.

Whether you’ve followed along with their story, or are just “meeting” them for the first time, it’s no secret that Jeremy and Audrey are passionate about encouraging healthy, life-giving relationships. In Creative Love they share relationship advice from a place of humility as they continually learn what it means to love one another creatively, intentionally, and faithfully, while pursuing a godly marriage

3. Think Like a Girl: 10 Unique Strengths of a Woman’s Brain and How to Make Them Work for You 

Summer Reading

by Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD 

Did you know that a woman’s brain has 10 unique strengths? According to award-winning psychologist, researcher, professor, TEDx speaker and author Dr. Tracy Alloway, those strengths will help women step up, level up, and live up to their best selves. In her new book, Think Like a Girl: 10 Unique Strengths of a Woman’s Brain and How To Make Them Work for You, Tracy teaches how harnessing the unique power of the female brain will make a difference in women’s leadership, romantic relationships, career, empathy and more.


4. Growing Slow: Lessons on Un-Hurrying Your Heart from an Accidental Farm Girl 

Summer Reading

by Jennifer Dukes Lee 

We long to make a break from the fast pace of life, but if we’re honest, we’re afraid of what we’ll miss if we do. Yet when going big and hustling hard leaves us stressed, empty, and out of sorts, perhaps this can be our cue to step into a far more satisfying, sustainable pace. Jennifer was once at breaking point herself, and tells her story of rude awakening to the ways her chosen lifestyle of running hard, scaling fast, and the neverending chase for results was taking a toll on her body, heart, and soul. But when she finally gave herself permission to believe it takes time to grow good things, she found a new kind of freedom.


5. Praying the Scriptures for Your Life: 31 Days of Abiding in the Presence, Provision, and Power of God 

Summer Reading

by Jodie Berndt 

In one of His last conversations with His disciples, Jesus urged his followers to “remain” in him. But what does it mean to remain in Christ in our daily lives? In Praying the Scriptures for Your Life, popular Bible teacher Jodie Berndt invites you to experience deeper intimacy with Christ as you allow his words from John 15 to transform your perspective as well as your prayers.




6. Breaking Free from Body Shame: Dare to Reclaim What God Has Named Good 

Summer Reading

by Jess Connolly 

What if this was the summer where you didn’t see your body as a project? It’s one thing to know in your head that you were created in the image of God. Yet it’s quite another to experience this belief in your body, against the cultural ideals of a woman’s worth. And between the two lies a world of frustration, disappointment, and the shame of somehow feeling both too much and never enough in your body.

Jess Connolly is a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and trusted Bible teacher who knows this inner conflict all too well, and this book details her journey—and yours—of setting out to discover how to break free from the broken beliefs we all hold about our bodies that hold us back from our fullest life.

7. The Four-Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life 

Summer Reading

by Durenda Wilson 

We all want our kids to have the best education, but less-than-ideal school environments and growing concern about our kids’ specific needs have parents uncertain about traditional schooling. As a trusted homeschool expert with 25 years of experience homeschooling her own eight children, Durenda Wilson offers a better way to educate kids at home, and promises that you already have what it takes to give your child a healthy, successful future.


Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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