Motherhood is full of twists & turns, highs & lows, joy & sadness, and companionship & loneliness. The mix of emotions and never-ending tasks can become overwhelming at times. Every now and again it is nice to have an encouraging message from other women who have been in your shoes, especially if those women have faith in Christ. These books, with the exception of #11, are faith-based and filled with practical tips and inspirational word that will lift you up in your daily walk as a mother. Each of the encouraging books for moms that I have listed here are either currently in my bookcase or ones that I have read and passed on to other mamas. I hope that you are able to find hope & encouragement through the reads just as I have.
Inspirational & Encouraging Books for Moms
“Don’t wait for a season of normal—look for peace today.” God’s peace can be found in the difficult, the weird, and the mundane days of our lives. This book is one that encourages mothers to live one day at a time and to make the most of every circumstance that we may face.
Ever feel like you are striving for perfection in your motherhood or at least the illusion of perfection? This book will allow you to take a breather from that struggle. It will help to adjust your expectations in order to give yourself grace and to embrace & love your perfectly imperfect motherhood.
“Hope Unfolding” is a book that not only focuses on lifting us up as mamas, but it reminds us that before we were mamas, we were wives. Our husbands need love, encouragement, a friend, and a help mate just as badly as we do, but they often take the backseat to motherhood. This book has encouraged me to remember my husband in the midst of the mess. You can see my full review of this book here.
The commandment to “love your neighbor” can seem a little overwhelming for introverts like myself and the author of this book, Kendra Broekhuis. Kendra wrote this book to share her personal journey to love on the people she comes into contact with daily despite her introverted disposition. Her story is highly encouraging and motivating for mamas who just aren’t sure how to step out of their comfort zone.
Chocolate makes everything better… especially when coupled with encouragement and inspiration from Scripture. This book is packed full of chocolatey recipes and wisdom encouragement from Scripture and from the author’s personal life.
Sometimes it feels like our lives are being sabotaged. As soon as things start flowing well for us, something negative pops us and “interrupts” the good things that were going. This book is a great reminder that those annoying interruptions might actually be God moving us toward something greater than we could have found on our own.
Raising children with intention is a difficult task in the busy lifestyles that many of us lead today. There are influences coming in from every direction and it sometimes seems impossible to steer our kiddos in the right direction. This book gives practical and actionable ways that you can intentionally lead your children to love God as well as principles that will make your parenting more enjoyable and effective.
This book was given to me by my Mother-In-Law at just the right time in my life. I felt like my motherhood was out of control and like I was spinning on a hamster wheel that was created to destroy my spirit. This book is a gentle reminder that we can find rest! We can have clarity, hope, passion, and purpose in our daily lives despite our circumstances.
Motherhood is a ministry. That fact is incredibly fulfilling, but it can also be a little bit terrifying. This book encourages moms to “lean on God’s strength to prepare your children for whole, fulfilling, and Christ-centered lives”.
This book isn’t written by a mother, in fact, it is written by a man. However, I found the message of this book to be extremely in my motherhood journey. It is so important to give ourselves grace and to remember that our Father loves us desperately despite our short-comings.
Wonder is the only fictional book on this list of encouraging books for moms, but it’s spot is well deserved. The story is one of a family who faces very realistic family-life struggles, plus some extra hardships. Reading about this fictional family’s dynamic from the point of view of each family member is very eye-opening to how our words and actions affect our spouses and children.
What other encouraging books for moms would you add to this list?
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