*Disclaimer: Not all books use the KJV. In fact, most probably do not, it is sad but many publishing companies are choosing not to use the KJV at this time. I also do not endorse all of the information found in these books but have chosen to include them based on their merit and the author’s reputation. I do ask you to exercise discernment when reading and allow the Holy Spirit to guide your devotional time with the Lord (See: Reading with Discernment).
Here I am compiling a list of books will help in our own personal spiritual growth. Spiritual growth is necessary in the life of every Christian woman. From singleness to marriage to raising children to widowhood, it seems our lives are constantly changing. Are we growing in our spiritual lives to match those life changes? I hope these books will be an encouragement to you as you study the Bible and learn to seek the Lord with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind in the days ahead.
I have worked to link the books to author websites where applicable. Some may link to outside sources (such as Amazon, etc.). Click on the title of the book to read more about it and find out where you can get a copy of it.
Books for Spiritual Growth
Lies Women Believe – Nancy Leigh DeMoss – I know a church who used this book as a Ladies’ Sunday school class discussion. I have read parts of it and sat in on some of the classes so I know that this would be a good study for all of us to use.
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World– Joanna Weaver – I have not read this, this is another book on my “to read” list, but it did come recommended. I’ve always loved the story of Mary and Martha and the great truths that Christ gave us in this passage. I think this book would be a great help to any woman struggling in our fast-paced society. I don’t know anything about her other books but if I get the chance to review them I will add them here.
Your Heart’s Desire – Sheri Rose Shepherd – This book has some great, practical advice for women on learning to love your husband without strings attached (ie. If he does…I’ll love him). She does refer to Promise Keepers (not a group we associate with) and there may be another vague reference to another group. But it’s not enough to scare me off this book. Very well written and great for any wife (young or old)
Love and Respect – Emerson Eggerichs – I have not read this one but I have read the companion book (see below). Definitely worth reading if you have any interest in strengthening your marriage in the Lord.
The Language of Love and Respect – Emerson Eggerichs – This book was a wedding present my husband and I received and it has been a great encouragement to us both. Definitely recommend.
I’m Royalty – Susanna Homan – Now here’s something we all need to remember. My favorite verse in Psalms says, “The King’s daughter is all glorious within…” I am blessed to have spent time with this author years ago and highly recommend this book. And not even for married women, but for single and teen girls as well.
Beyond Bath Time – Erin Davis – A great book on embracing the call of Motherhood. A short book and easy read, it will be sure to be a blessing.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Paul David Tripp – This book focuses on training a child’s heart. My husband has read this one and it is on my shelf ready for me next. I’m excited as I have heard a lot of great reviews on this book. There is no tried and true way to raise children but there are things we can do to mold our children’s spiritual lives and I definitely want to see my children grow spiritually.
Filling the Empty Places – Beneth Jones – My sister sent me this book a few years ago and it really spoke to me in a time (before I was married) when I struggled with a lot of different ministry scars. Beneth Jones has such a heart for women and shows through in this book as she seeks to show how to fill those empty places in your life with Christ and Him alone. This book was a huge blessing and encouragement to me.
Overcoming Being Overcome – Debbie Lavender – (this links to the Kindle edition, just search for the regular book if you are interested in hardcover). Here is a book full of encouragement for women who just feel overwhelmed in our day-to-day responsibilities.
A Woman of Prayer – Betty Henderson – We all know prayer is important in the Christian life. Betty Henderson shows Christian women how to practically add prayer in and make it an essential part of our day.
The Faces of Grief – Marian Talley-Cunningham – A good read for those experiencing grief or those trying to understand someone else’s.
Powerful Promises for Every Woman – Elisabeth George – Elisabeth George has written numerous books on various Biblical subjects. For the most part they are good. The books all use several versions of Scripture they are not KJV only. If you click the title of the book it will take you to Amazon where you can find more titles that she has written. I’m not going to take the space to write them all out here.
BJU Press also has a great selection of Bible study materials and I am pretty confident in their list. You can check them out for more ideas.
Grieving With Hope – Kathy Leonard and Samuel Hodges A great book looking at grief and the many misconceptions surrounding it. This book is put out by Grief Share, an organization dedicated to helping those in the grieving process to navigate it while keeping their focus on the Lord. I have not personally used this website but it came highly recommended with the caveat that you look for the good you can use. There may be things you disagree with, but since this subject is not one widely written about this is a good resource to turn to.