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Whether you are standing on the verge of a brand new year or just looking for something new to read, these are great books for Christian women, especially work at home moms.
As a Christian mom and entrepreneur, I often wonder if there is anyone else out there with the same stresses and character flaws I see in myself.
I want to serve the Lord with gladness AND be a fabulous mom WHILE running a business that pleases God. Did I mention maintaining a healthy marriage?
Some days, it just feels like too much.
That’s when I turn to Amazon and look for a great book to help me: 1) Realize I am not the only one, and 2) Point me to where I should be focused… God’s Word.
Books for Christian Work at Home Moms
If you find yourself running on empty or just feeling lonely, remember that the Bible is always the BEST place to start reading. But if you need the assurance that you are not the only one with these issues, these books will help support and encourage you.
I hobbled around on crutches constructed by the pain from my past for far too long. I love that this book helps you identify unresolved pain and move forward.
Verified Purchase Review: “Honestly feels like I’m in therapy with this book. Love having someone to relate to when it comes to heartbreak and hurt.”
I was beginning to struggle with burnout in my online business when I came across the Holy Hustle devotional study in the YouVersion app. It was a significant heart-check.
Verified Purchase Review: “When I first saw the title of Crystal’s book, I felt hope shifting in me. As I opened the very first pages, I was greeted by a beautiful call to the redemption of the word hustle. A redemption that asks us to consider what it means to value hard work in a way that honors God. To give ourselves completely to the things God has set before us, not by striving, but by submitting our own agendas and fears to God’s desires for the work in our life.”
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist
How many times have a sacrificed time with my family in order to be perfect at all the things? I say “YES” to a million things because I want to prove I can be the best at everything. Ugh. It’s a trap that Shauna understands.
Verified Purchase Review: “I read a lot of self development books but this by far resonated with me more than any book that I have ever read. I have a tendency to work, work, work. This book really showed me how to find more joy and presence in my life right in my own home instead of continually searching for it elsewhere.”
Mama Bear Apologetics™: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies by Hillary Morgan Ferrer
Yes, I’m a work from home mother. But I can’t let me business make me forget that I have a responsibility to train my children to face and defeat the same cultural lies that I confront daily in the online world.
Verified Purchase Review: “If you’re a Christian parent, you want to raise your children to know and love the Lord, but there is no one sure-fired 100% way to parent that brings kids to Jesus. But we can make sure to point the way to a faith built on the solid foundation of truth. And Mama Bear Apologetics gives us the tools to build that foundation.”
Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe by Craig Groeschel
Just a heads up… Some of these prayers are extremely difficult to pray.
Verified Purchase Review: “This book is a MUST read if you are a follower of Christ, hungry for more of HIM and want to live on purpose. While the book is an ‘easy’ read, it challenges every believer to surrender to the breaking of our will, so that we can walk in the destiny HE has called us to. Praying courageous and dangerous prayers that lead to a more intentional and fulfilling life that God intends for us to live. IT’S NOT ABOUT ME, IT’S ABOUT HIM!!”
Sometimes analyzing problems and possibilities from all angles is a very bad thing.
Verified Purchase Review: “As a perfectionist who always agonizes over making decisions out of fear of being “wrong”, Don’t Overthink It asks some tough questions but also gave me answers to help me be kinder to myself. Every little decision should not be life altering! You can make smart, practical decisions quickly and not beat yourself up over them for days afterwards…who knew?”
With over 200,000 copies sold, this book helps clarify what it means to rest your mind on God and encourages you to move forward with an understanding of His purpose for your life.
Verified Purchase Review: “I can’t praise this book enough. It changed my life 10 years ago, and reading it again 10 years later just reminded me of its brilliance. I had never thought about what it means to love God with your mind, but George does an excellent job of analyzing this Scripture with wisdom, other Scripture, and common sense. I highly recommend this to anyone who desires to grow spiritually and to find tools for emotional and mental peace.”
How many times have you pondered a dream that you believed was gifted to you by God… only to push it away because of insecurities? It’s time to embrace your flaws and rely on God’s strength to get you where He calls you to be.
Verified Purchase Review: “I struggle to believe that God can use me in any capacity because I’m always hung up on what I lack. And all these self-help books today? They don’t help. They hype up my pride but don’t speak truth into my identity in Christ and His capacity to do a work in me and through me because He is GOD & He is ABLE. In this book Jess pulls no punches in speaking truth about how we are women after God’s heart (not our own) & how He equips us in our calling to step up to the plate and be confident that we, the broken daughters of God, can be USED for His Kingdom & His glory wherever He has called us. If you’re tired of the world’s POV on this topic of tackling the world but you want to be a woman with a fire in her belly living life for God in abundance THIS is your book.”
I used to be an avid journalizer but when my children were young, I lost my groove to a list of to-dos. I love that this gives daily prompts to meditate and record my thoughts on Scripture.
Verified Purchase Review: “I have been wanting a Devotional Journal that would provide prompts and scriptures for me to reflect on and write about. This is it! I LOVE IT! It’s even bigger than I thought it would be and provides great instruction on how to use it. The price point can’t be beat. I’m so grateful for this little gem!”
Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts by Jenny Allen
Ever had a fight with an imaginary person while you were in the shower? I have! And it is a downward spiral that has the power to change my entire day if I don’t get my thoughts in check.
Verified Purchase Review: “I call this a resource because it uses scripture, truth and facts – actually real neuroscience, to help us in a practical way, get unstuck, think more positively, remember the truth and choose it over darkness and lies, find mental clarity by recognizing and dismissing the things our enemy uses to trip us up, and more. Jennie wrote this from a season of experience of struggle — it’s practical, useful to adults and TEENS and will be a resource for me and for me to give away to those I know are struggling in any way with distraction, anxiety, negativity, complacency, numbness, hurt and even doubt and darkness and fear. We can break free of these thoughts and gain freedom in Jesus.”