10 Must Read Books for the Overwhelmed Christian Woman

I don’t know when it happened, but suddenly, I don’t have as much time to read as I used to. Between juggling chores and keeping up with the kids, my free time (and energy!)  seems to have disappeared. My lack of reading over the last few years has truly been disappointing since I’m a reader at heart.

While I’m learning to savor this season of life, I needed some books for busy Christian women to focus my heart on truth and point me to Jesus.  May these bless your life as much as they’ve blessed mine!

10 Must-Read Books for the Overwhelmed Christian Woman

Don't your to-do list dictate your feelings.  When you're frazzled, these books for the overwhelmed Christian woman will point your heart to God's truth. These Christian resources are exactly what every worn out woman needs to practice self-care and soak in God's promises.

Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington

Do you struggle to find your worth and you’re wondering about your God-given purpose?  Using solid biblical principles, Worthington encourages you to seek God for His calm in the chaos and to pursue the dream He’s placed on your heart.

Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of CrazyBreaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy

Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts by Sarah Frankyl and Mary Carter

Do you need a dose of hope?  This book reminds you live with boldness and passion for the Lord, regardless of how hard your circumstances may be.  Even through her death, Sarah Frankyl’s inspiring testimony encourages all to live with passion and purpose.

Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life HurtsChoose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts

Steadfast Love: The Response of God to the Cries of our Heart by Lauren Chandler

There are days when it’s easy to praise God and worship Him with our whole being.  Yet there are seasons where it’s a struggle praise God through our pain and to thank Him through sorrow.  This book guides women to praise God through seasons of weariness and strife, and to seek God’s steadfast love in the storm.

Steadfast Love: The Response of God to the Cries of Our HeartSteadfast Love: The Response of God to the Cries of Our Heart

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst

Finally, there’s a cure to the disease of people pleasing!  Using biblical concepts, Terkeurst helps you say yes to God while overcoming the guilt and incessant need to “do it all!” And you’ll love the freedom in knowing that God never meant you to be superwoman! Whew!

 

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless DemandsThe Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption by Matt Chandler

In the midst of a fallen and broken world, God clearly outlines His designs for marriage, love, and intimacy, Chandler reminds us of God’s promises and that we need to stay away from following the ways of the world.  Even overwhelmed women need the reminder of what God intends for marriage.

 

The Mingling of Souls: God's Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and RedemptionThe Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin

This powerful book helps women keep their hearts and minds focused on Christ through Bible study.  She offers practical solutions and a clear plan to help busy women go deeper in their relationship with God.  This should be on every Christian woman’s bookshelf!

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our MindsWomen of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You Through Life’s Transitions by Kristen Strong

No matter what you face (job change, anxiety, moving, etc..), change can be a little scary.  In this book, Strong shows you how to connect with God in seasons of change.  She reminds us all that our hope, security, peace are found in His presence alone.  If you’ve ever feared transitions or change, this is a must read for you!

Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life's TransitionsGirl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life’s Transitions

Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love by Sally Clarkson

Do you long for days full of meaning and intention? In this book, Clarkson helps you explore how to live with meaning, follow God truly, and bring much-needed order to your chaos. She offers authentic experience and practical guidance to help you find freedom and hope in Christ.

Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous LoveOwn Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

How can you experience God in the everyday struggles and mundane resposibilities?  Voskamp invites you to experience God in the daily grind by embracing an “attitude of gratitude”.  You’ll learn how to thank God for the tiniest blessing and revive your spirit by giving thanks to God.

 

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You AreOne Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

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This week’s feature, LaToya Edwards, encourages us to dig into God’s word each day and establish a quiet time habit. And even as a beginner, you can trust that God will guide your way as you grow closer to Him each day.

Every season is different, so figure out what is going to work for you right now and stick to it. That’s how to be consistent; not in trying to copy what you see around you. If all you have is 5 minutes in the morning while you’re hiding in the bathroom from your kids to pray and talk to God, then go for it. He will honor that. He will meet you there. – LaToya Edwards, What’s the Right Way to Do Quiet Time?

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About Sarah Ann

Welcome to Faith Along the Way! I am a redeemed child of God and perfectly imperfect in every area of my life. Wife to Hubs, we've battled the storms of Cancer, infertility, adoption & Autism together the past 10 years and praise God for his continued guidance. I hope you'll join us on this journey through life as we trust God with faith along the way.

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    Brittany August 18, 2017 (2:26 pm)

    I’m reading Breaking Busy right now – so good! Mingling of souls is next up. And The Best Yes was awesome too (read it a couple years ago and the concept has stuck to this day)

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      Sarah Ann August 18, 2017 (4:40 pm)

      They are so very helpful and encouraging, aren’t they? i’m glad you’re enjoying them and are still applying them years later. Those are my favorite kind!

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    Maree Dee August 19, 2017 (6:08 am)

    I loved the list of books. My all time favorite is “The Best Yes.” It was a life-changing book for me.

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      Sarah Ann August 20, 2017 (3:02 am)

      Oh wonderful! I am so glad you found the books encouraging and inspiring. It’s such a blessing when we find resources that point us to God’s truth! Happy reading!

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    Marva | SunSparkleShine August 31, 2017 (2:05 pm)

    I read through your list and felt a bit “overwhelmed” knowing that I didn’t own not even one of them…until I came to One Thousand Gifts — I absolutely love it. From one overwhelmed Christian, I can say that one has been a ray of hope. I’m sharing this on Pinterest to my Books to Read list right now!
    Wishing you blessings Sarah Ann. 🙂