Book Recommendations: Books for Women

Because I am a husband, I try to read at least the occasional book that is meant to encourage or equip my wife. Here are some of the best of the books I’ve read for women.

  • Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman – The big question Furman explores is simply this: How does the gospel change the way a woman lives out her calling as a homemaker?
  • Fierce Women by Kimberly Wagner. Wagner’s concern is for women to embrace their “fierce” qualities and to use them for God’s glory instead of for destructive ends.
  • Desperate by Sally Clarkson & Sarah Mae – This one is written especially for the mother of young children.
  • Women’s Ministry in the Local Church by Ligon Duncan & Susan Hunt – Duncan and Hunt focus specifically on the unique opportunities women have to serve in the life of the local church.
  • Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin – Jen writes to women and encourages them to be women of the Word.
  • True Woman 101 by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss – A helpful workbook-style introduction to biblical womanhood.
  • True Beauty by Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre – Looks at the always-difficult subject of beauty.
  • Purity Is Possible by Helen Thorne – Written for women, this book addresses the issues of pornography, fantasy and erotica from a female perspective.

One popular book for women I do not recommend is Created To Be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl.