I wrote my first book list post, My Top 5 Favorite Books for Women, back in March and intended to write one for moms shortly after. Yikes, here we are almost six months later, and I’m finally getting to it! Oh well, better late than never, right?? So without further ado, here is my list of favorite books for moms:
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5 Awesome Books for Moms
- Power of a Praying Mom – Stormie Omartian
I love Stormie Omartian’s Power of a Praying series. There is power in prayer, and Stormie reminds us of that as she guides us and encourages us in how to pray in different circumstances. Her books are great for leading us in prayer and pointing us to appropriate Scripture to help us stand on the Word as we believe for answers.
Power of a Praying Mom is uniquely set up in 74 pairs of prayers – one to pray over your child(ren) and one to pray over yourself. Each set covers a topic that is important to a mother’s heart. Topics include your children’s safety, wise decisions, their walk with the Lord, and more! This is a wonderful resource for all moms to have and one that is sure to bring you greater peace in your mothering.
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- Set-Apart Motherhood – Leslie Ludy
I’ll be honest and tell you that some things in this book is a little extreme, and I didn’t agree with everything she said. But it inspired me more than quite possibly any other book to adopt a Heavenly perspective on motherhood and be intentional about every aspect of it.
In this book, Leslie shows us that God’s design for godly motherhood is filled with beauty, joy, dignity, honor, and strength, and she offers plenty of encouragement and advice for how to follow that design. I appreciated her “in-the-trenches” solutions for common mom struggles and loved that over and over again she reminded me that the ability to do those things doesn’t come from my own strength but from God’s abundant strength. Even if you, like me, don’t love everything she puts forth in this book, I promise you will walk away inspired and ready to embrace motherhood with renewed passion and fervor.
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- The SuperMom Myth – Becky Kopitzke
I LOVED this book. I related so much to Becky’s experiences and humor, I felt like we were friends swapping stories and advice. She is so down-to-earth, you won’t feel like she’s a mother who has it all together telling you everything you need to do differently. Rather, you’ll feel as if she’s a friend who is saying, “I get it. I’ve been where you are, felt your pain, and struggled with your struggles. Let me come alongside you and let’s work on these things together.” The eight “villains” of motherhood are ones that I think just about every mom can relate to, and by the end of the book you will feel more equipped than ever to take them on! This book was funny, relatable, and super practical, and one of my absolute favorites I’ve ever read.
I wrote an entire blog post about it after I read it. Make sure you read it for more details!
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- Hands Free Mama – Rachel Macy Stafford
I read this book just as I was really getting my act together and learning how to be a more productive person. I had just started this blog, I was getting some good routines in place, and I was disciplining myself to be less lazy and more productive. So, I kept putting off reading the book because I thought, “I need to learn how to do more, not less!“
But it turned out to be the perfect time to read it. Because as I discovered my passion for blogging and found I enjoyed being busy and fruitful, I started to swing to the opposite extreme of being too busy for my family. I now have constant reminders in my brain to keep my priorities straight when I’m tempted to prioritize my to-do list over my family. If not for this book, I know I would have lost my sense of balance months ago and lost precious time with my little boy.
This book is a must-read for every mom, whether you consider yourself overly busy or not, because she reminds us of what is really important in life and opens our eyes to distractions that you may not have even realized were stealing your focus and attention.
There are many more things I could say about this book, but you can read my full review here: Hands Free Mama: A Real Mom’s Review
- Better Together – Jill Savage
I just finished reading this one last month, and I think I put off making this list just so it could be included! As soon as I read it, I knew it had to go in here.
The fun thing about this list is how different each of these books is, and this one is unlike any I’ve ever read before! Whereas the others have more of an individual focus, Better Together is all about reaching out and finding a support network. Because as the subtitle says, “you’re not meant to mom alone.”
Jill Savage is the founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, and together with her daughter Anne, she has written a helpful guide that shows us the power of mothering as a group effort. Too often we think we need to do everything on our own, but that just leaves us burned out and lonely. Finding a community, on the other hand, helps us thrive and makes motherhood a lot more fun! This book is filled with practical advice for making friends, deepening friendships, and being the kind of friend that makes life better for others. If you’ve ever tried to do motherhood on your own, this is a book you have to read!
Read my full review of Better Together here!
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There you have it – 5 awesome books for moms! There are so many good ones out there, and I had a really difficult time choosing my five favorites. I tried to select a variety for you to keep it interesting. If you’re interested in any more recommendations, just let me know! I’d be happy to share!
Or, as always, if you have recommendations of your own, feel free to share them in the comments below!