Book Recommendations

I absolutely LOVE reading!! Growing up, I enjoyed reading fiction books from authors such as Janette Oke or Beverly Lewis. As a young mom, a friend invited me to join in a book club. This book club completely changed me for a couple reasons. One reason was the books we read, such as The Resolution for Women . I was suddenly like a sponge, getting as many books as I could get my hands on and realizing that there was SO much more to my relationship with Christ than just being a church-going “good girl”. I like rules – always have because it helps me measure and check off the boxes as to what qualifies me as a “good christian”. Because of reading these books (I’ve listed them for you below) my relationship with Jesus became so much more personal. I realized I don’t need to focus on being a “good girl” but rather focus on Jesus and Jesus alone. HE will guide and direct me in every step of living more and more like Christ. The other reason the book club changed me was we talked (obviously) about how each book spoke to us. At first, I’d respond with a short statement or two; but as I grew more comfortable, I began sharing more. To voice how God was working in my heart did as much inside of me as reading the book did.

I’m the kind of girl that needs a little help with reading the Bible; I don’t always understand it as I’m reading through. These books have helped me be able to relate and make it more personal. Something I try to keep in mind with any book I read is allowing the Spirit to speak to me and “try the spirits to see if they’re of God” (1 John 4:1). So, as you read these books, don’t take my word for it, but ask God to show you truth.

There’s something so special to me about a book I can touch, feel, underline and write in, but many of these books are also available on Kindle and Audiobook because I know that it is much more feasible for some who struggle to find the time sitting and reading a paperback book. I’ve listed my favorite books by category so its easy to reference later.  I’ve also linked all these so you can easily find them on Amazon (I’m not affiliated with any of them).


Bible Studies:







My List of Books to Read in 2021: