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

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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 

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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.

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

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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 

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 

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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.

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8. Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love

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by Emily Ley

From bestselling author and founder of the Simplified® brand of organizational tools for busy women comes Growing Boldly, a how-to book that inspires us to imagine big, plan well, and then gather the equipment and the courage to go out and do. In Growing Boldly, Emily is on a mission to remind women of who they are and Whose they are, so they can move past the lies and fears holding them back.

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9. I Am Here: The Journey from Fear to Freedom

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by Ashley LeMieux

Following the tragic and traumatizing loss of her son Jace through pregnancy complications at just 16 weeks, Ashley LeMieux shares how she found healing and transformation, even in difficult seasons. I Am Here continues this journey of reclaiming power over your life by using “Clarity Mapping,” a tool that walks women through setting intentions, understanding why you are worthy of the life of your dreams, identifying the things you carry that no longer serve you, noticing the people you can serve, and finally, identifying the truest version of yourself.

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10. When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable: How to Break the Pattern of People-Pleasing and Confidently Live Your Life 

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by Karen Ehman

Where are all of my people pleasers at? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, burnt-out, and pulled in too many directions by the needs of others? If you wish you had a little more freedom and margin in your daily schedule, this is the book for you. Bestselling author and recovering people-pleaser Karen Ehman offers stories and helpful tools from her own life to equip you with practical and biblical advice on how to break free from the pleasing game and reclaim your peace and purpose.

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11. A Mother’s Guide to Raising Herself: What Parenting Taught Me About Life, Faith, and Myself 

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by Sarah Bragg

Nothing will make you grow up faster than trying to raise a kid. This is what popular podcast host and mom Sarah Bragg explores so beautifully in her new book, A Mother’s Guide to Raising Herself: What Parenting Taught Me About Life, Faith, and Myself. As she encourages and equips moms who are discovering all the ways they still need to grow, Sarah reminds readers that the best gift they can bring to their kids is their true, authentic selves. Through vulnerable and relatable stories, no-nonsense wisdom, and a compassionate perspective for all the joys and challenges of motherhood, Sarah provides shame-free practical help to surviving right where you are in life, in relationships, in work, and in faith.

12. The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith

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by Gretchen Saffles

In the chaos of our everyday, it can be difficult to live out and apply the truths of Scripture. We want more of Jesus, but we find ourselves looking to our own lives and accomplishments for our worth and identity. And while that may buoy us for a time, we’re often left feeling dried up, discouraged, and longing for more.

Gretchen Saffles knows what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and unable to flourish. In The Well-Watered Woman, Gretchen leads us to the Well of fullness, the Word of freedom, and the Way of fruitfulness. She teaches that God’s Word will satisfy us for all eternity.

Using Scripture and her own personal story of surrender, Gretchen offers spiritually hungry women tangible tools to not only know Jesus more but to live a life that thoroughly enjoys Him, seeks Him, and follows Him into freedom.

13. The Road to Love and Laughter: Navigating the Twists and Turns of Life Together 

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by Danny and Kristin Adams 

ANYONE can look like they have it all together in a 3-minute edited video clip. But like they’ve shared in their popular YouTube videos, Kristin and Danny Adams have weathered more than their hilarious lip-sync mashups might lead you to think. While they wholeheartedly believe their motto “laughter is the best medicine,” behind the scenes Kristin and Danny live a much different life than what you see onscreen, but through it all, they face life together. Rediscover the joy of your unique connection for a deeper and more fulfilling marriage journey.


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