Recommended Reading for Moms

Here is a book list that was compiled by some mothers in our church that we hope will be a blessing to you. There are three recommended books listed under each category, along with a brief review for each one. We consider these books to be helpful and they have borne fruit in the parenting of each of these mothers. However, this recommendation list should not be interpreted as agreement with everything found within each book or from each author.


Why Children Matter by Douglas Wilson

“Complete with great overall principles to implement and a very helpful and applicable Q&A section with Doug and Nancy, this book gave my husband and I a great foundation for raising children in a God-centered, joy-filled home.”

– Meg Webbon

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

“This book provides great perspective on why we discipline as Christians and how this can look practically.”

– Lauren Spicer

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp

“This is a profound book on gospel centered parenting that reminds parents to live in light of the grace and hope we have in Christ; it is one of the most meaningful books I have read.”

– Danielle Renfrow


Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Hubbard

“This book has wonderful examples from Scripture to back up the author’s stance and provides Scripture to use for specific areas of disobedience.”

– Danielle Renfrow

I Can’t Believe You Just Said That! Biblical Wisdom for Taming Your Child’s Tongue by Ginger Hubbard

“This book provides practical examples of how to probe a toddler heart.”

– Sarah Lamb

Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson

“This book is about gospel centered parenting and gives practical advice on how to apply the gospel to just about any parenting situation, as well as how to remind yourself of God’s grace for you as a parent.”

– Jackie Darrah


Praise Her in the Gates: The Calling of Christian Motherhood by Nancy Wilson

“Reading this book gave me a newfound excitement and sense of responsibility for my role as wife and mother in my home.”

– Meg Webbon

Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God by Gloria Furman

“This book is great for understanding our role as parents in the whole redemptive story and the Great Commission as it relates to parenting.”

– Sarah Lamb

Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope by Rachel Jankovic, Gloria Furman, Rachel Pieh Jones, Christine Hoover, Carolyn McCulley, Trillia Newbell, and Christina Fox

“The authors in this book helped deepen my perspective on what it means to be a mother in light of who God is and challenged me to greater dependence on Christ in my weaknesses.”

– Ally Merkey

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