5 Encouraging Books for Moms

bible reading challenge day 115

books for moms

As mom to 7, I’ve read a few encouraging books for moms in my time. 😉 I probably should be a little more focused on parenting books than I have been, but to tell you the truth, many times over the years, it seemed like I needed a little “mom” encouragement more than anything. So I feel more like an expert on encouraging moms to keep going than I do a “…and here’s how I do it…” kind of mom. Either way, a lifetime of learning exists, but I hope you’ll enjoy this ever-so-ultra-encouraging list of books for moms. Maybe you’ll find one you need or the perfect one to fit a mom you know. You can click on either the graphic or the hyperlink to see more information or order that particular book. In no particular order, here we go:

I’ve had this book for years and it sits in my living room for all the moms who need a quick breath of Scripture while their children are receiving piano lessons from me OR whenever I have a second for an afternoon breather, I’ll plop down in there and read a page or two. Written in the NIV version, the chapters are categorized by topic, such as blessings, courage, work, etc. Under each topic is a list of three or four applicable verses. Love this resource!

This book is a nightstand book for me. If you’ve been around here much, you know that my absolute favorite devotional book is Jesus Calling, however, before Jesus Calling, this book was my nighttime sanity book for many years- especially when I had a fussy baby who I was trying to nurse.


I have to admit that I’ve not read this book in totality yet. But I truly love the authors and believe in their life messages and I know their hearts are to help mothers. Plus, through 4/26, if you buy 5 paperback books, you can get the DVD for free. Just scan a copy or pic of your receipt to [email protected].

My awesome friend, Karen Ehman, is one of the contributors to Mommy Diaries, The: Finding Yourself in the Daily Adventure” and if you know Karen at all, you know she tells some GREAT mom stories. Honest, funny, and encouraging, you may not have the time to journal your mom journey, but this ebook holds some fantastic encouragement for moms of all ages and stages. I believe this book is now available only in ebook form.

I have to admit I’m old school and I own the oldest copies ever of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting…” as well as the “sequels.” However, when I was recently asked to review this WONDERFUL new resource for moms, the opportunity elated me because, well, I LOVE babies. I’m sure you’re shocked based on the picture of my tribe. 😉

This first year baby guide is unique in that it combines the medical advice of a pediatrician and obstetrician with the awesome faith values of a writer friend of mine, Jessica Wolstenholm. I know I said at the beginning of the list that this wouldn’t be a “practical how-to” kind of book list. But this book is wonderfully balanced in providing both practical knowledge for first year parenting, as well as grace-filled encouragement to get you through. I can’t recommend this book enough for new moms!


While I know this is a book list of mom books, I wanted to add that for many ladies, their heart’s desire is to be a mom, but God hasn’t fulfilled that desire for them. Mother’s Day can be really, really tough and a gift of encouragement for those precious ladies might be just the thing God uses to draw them closer to trust Him. So I wanted to give you the link to this beautiful new NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women: Insights for Everyday Lifefrom Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Isn’t it gorgeous?
That’s all for today, Friends!

I’d love to hear- what books of encouragement for moms do you love? Do tell!






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  1. Anne Snyder says:

    Hope for the Weary Mom by Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker-I borrowed it via Kindle for free & found it for free a weeks after I was done. I’ve loaned it out via Kindle & would recommend it for any mom. There are MANY verses throughout the book & a list of encouraging verses at the end.
    Another one a good friend recommended is “The Mission of Motherhood” by Sally Clarkson.

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