5 Christian Authors Inspiring Women

Books for Christian Women

We have to admit, it was hard to put together this list without going on forever. There are just so many incredible Christian women out there right now writing inspiring books for other women. The authors listed below have tackled a variety of themes pertinent to Christian women today – from feeling left out to misconceptions about motherhood.

Prepare to be inspired by these female authors who will guide, encourage and accompany you on your journey.

Lysa TerKeurst

Writing in a casual, conversational style, Lysa openly and honestly shares her own experiences, struggles, and processes of transformation. Lysa talks about experiences such as feeling left out and less than, people-pleasing, food cravings, coping with emotions, the ups and downs of living – and the ways she triumphed and continues to triumph with God’s help.

Top 5 Books by Lysa TerKeurst

  1. Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely
  2. Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire With God, Not Food
  3. Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
  4. The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
  5. Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God’s Love Right Where You Are – Coming Soon! 

Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp delights in finding the beauty in life even when things aren’t perfect. She invites you to walk with her through the intimate sharings of One Thousand Gifts, and to discover that while your enormous heart may be broken wide open in the process of caring for others, abundance is found when you have the courage to continue along The Broken Way. This year, Ann offers two new books. The first is Be the Gift, which includes with her own lovely photographic work, and the Advent keepsake and devotional The Wonder of the Greatest Gift.

Top 5 Reads by Ann Voskamp

  1. The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life
  2. The Greatest Gift: An Advent Devotional
  3. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
  4. Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas
  5. The Way of Abundance – Coming Soon! 

Karen Ehman

You can learn much about Karen’s mode of communicating from the titles of her books. She tackles issues that others might find embarrassing, such as, when to keep quiet, misconceptions about motherhood, how to stop running the show and more. With her natural, characteristic humor and goodwill, Karen has a gift for making the helpful information she offers easier to hear. There are plenty of gems of wisdom amid the laughs, and Karen readily admits that the lessons she empathetically shares were often learned through experience.

Top 5 Books by Karen Ehman

  1. Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All
  2. Everyday Confetti: Your Year-Round Guide to Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions
  3. Let It Go: How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith
  4. Listen, Love, Repeat
  5. Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe & Why We All Need to Knock it Off


Priscilla Shirer

In her straight-forward, direct style, Priscilla Shirer followed up her debut in the movie War Room with her award-winning book Fervent, addressed specifically to women, demonstrating how to defeat the enemy by inaugurating a battle plan for serious prayer. With her latest, Awaken, a 90 day devotional, she continues in her no-nonsense way to encourage women to get in touch with the Lord and rely on Him for all their needs.

Top 5 Books by Priscilla Shirer 

  1. Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer
  2. God is Able
  3. The Resolution for Women
  4. One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land
  5. Awaken: 90 Days with the God who Speaks


Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Throughout her writing career, Nancy has been committed to helping women grow. In her earlier works, she led women through her instructional, interactive leadership style to transform their lives in the Lord and be set free. In her recent writings, she encourages older women to mentor younger women and younger women to include more experienced women in their circle of friends, working together to bring the Gospel to life in their lives, homes, and churches.

Top 5 Books by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

  1. Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together
  2. Lies Young Women Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free
  3. Lies Women Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free
  4. Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy
  5. Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival


Books for Christian Women

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