The right book with the right message read at the right time can mean a world of difference to someone. Here are a few books written especially to encourage women—to remind them just how precious they are, how strong they can be, and that they are never alone.
More Precious than Diamonds by Darlene Sala (P215)
Have you ever wondered how God really sees you? He looks at you with love. He cherishes and treasures you forever. God’s daughters are “more precious than diamonds” in His eyes, and this is what popular author Darlene Sala wants women to view themselves, too. With affirming, encouraging, and even challenging devotions, this book will help you see yourself as the beloved gem that you are. You are worth far more than you realize—something that we all need to remember from time to time.
Found: Letters on Love, Life, and God by Isa Garcia (P550)
Everybody deserves a love letter, and these letters were written for you: The girl who has been feeling a bit lost; the girl who likes to run from pain; the girl who is ready to leave; the girl who is a lot of things at one time or another. There will be days when you would need to reminded that you matter, you are not alone, and the world is a far better place with you in it.
Good News for Weary Women by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick (P325)
This book is for women who often describe themselves as “tired,” “busy,” and “stressed out.” God doesn’t judge us by how successful we are with our to-do lists. He calls us to faith instead. Come and free yourself from the endless stream of bad advice and get to know the true rest that God freely offers to His weary children.
I Was Blind (Dating) But Now I See by Stephanie Rische (P350)
Adorably awkward and charmingly vulnerable, Stephanie Rische’s debut novel recounts the true story of the eight setups and eight blind dates she went to, and the eight lessons God taught her along the way (some of which she’s still trying to figure out). The book is all at once funny and relatable to single ladies who are still trying to figure out their part in the romance story God is writing for them.
The Set-Apart Woman by Leslie Ludy (P275)
What does it mean to be set apart? The Set-Apart Woman encourages women of all ages to stay grounded in Jesus and the Word in the midst of the many, many distractions and temptations in the world today. Principles rooted in the Bible help readers understand what it really means to live a consecrated life, set apart for God’s purposes.
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist (P800)
Author Shauna Niequist’s motto, “present over perfect,” is all about living a rich, engaged and loving life, even when life is messy and imperfect. Sharing vulnerable and honest stories in beautifully written short essays, Shauna offers a new way of living, a one that is full of grace, space, and connection.
All books are available at all OMF Literature bookshops nationwide or online at www.passagesbooks.com.
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