Recommended Reading: Women 17 & Up

reading in bed

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…reading just really changes this girl. With every story I read of humble, serving, beautiful, Christ-like women, I can’t help but reflect on my own character. Who I am, who I will be, and most importantly, who will I serve? The following reads offer help to young women asking these questions. To those who are seeking to be who God made us to be since before time began….this is just a start*…

Recommended Reading List: Young Women 17 & Up

On singleness and marriage…

Quest For Love by Elisabeth Elliot

Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot

Let Me Be A Woman by Elisabeth Elliot

This Momentary Marriage by John Piper

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy & Kathy Keller


The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

On-the-side reading…

Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Discipline by Elisabeth Elliot

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Cold Tangerines & Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

Faithful Woman and Their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper (Dense, but really good. You can flip through and learn a ton)

Find more at…

Recommended Reading: Girls 13-18 and

Lives of Faith Reading List

*I started this blog for the purpose of encouraging young women to read. Of course, I don’t have an unlimited knowledge of every book out there, but between all of us, we’ve read many life-changing books. What have been those books for you. I really would love to know and be able to add them to these lists along the way. 

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7 responses to “Recommended Reading: Women 17 & Up

  1. I’ve heard of a few books on your list but have yet to find the time to read them 😛
    Anyways, I have found Joshua Harris’s book Boy Meets Girl really helpful right before I went into courtship with my husband. We both read it separately and we would talk about it afterwards. I think it has put us on the same track and helped us be purposeful in finding out if each other was who God had chosen for us. 🙂

  2. I love your reading list! Thanks for sharing! Can I also add Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge & Lies Women Believe by Nance Leigh DeMoss.

  3. I was looking for new blogs to follow, and came across your blog and found that we have common interests (I think); then I saw this post. Seem’s like we’re like-minded with our Christian authors! Would love to chat or send emails sometime (:

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