Recommended Books

Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

Brave Mom by Sherry Surratt

Just Lead by Sherry Surratt

The Artist’s Daughter by Alexandra Kuykendall

52 Devotions from Psalms by Caryn Rivadeneira

Praying The Scriptures for Your Children by Jodie Berndt

Finding Your Purpose as a Mom by Donna Otto

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
- A dare to live fully right where you are!
- A great book on finding gratitude in difficult times.

Courage to be Significant

The Unveiled Wife by Jennifer Smith

Surprised By Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker
This book is meant to assure and encourage moms that they "can do this".

Courage to Share Your Gifts

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
- $15 on Amazon, includes online assessment code.

Courage to Talk About Finances

The Latte Factor by David Bach
- Helpful to change your thinking about saving for long term goals and finding it in my budget.

Tax-Free Retirement by Patrick Kelly
The Retirement Miracle by Patrick Kelly
- These are both a little more advanced but talk about ways to save for retirement without taking on the risk of the stock market.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- "How-to" book on getting out of debt and handling money. Lots of real-life stories intermixed to show that this stuff actually can work.

Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey
- This is the "textbook" that goes along with Financial Peace University.

Money, Purpose, Joy: The Proven Path to Uncommon Financial Success by Matt Bell
- Been a while since I read this, but it remains on my shelf. I remember this being very practical and helps identify and address your attitudes towards money.

Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy
- A great book on everyday spending, budgeting, and saving for the everyday mom.

Courage to Forget Comparisons

No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage

Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst

So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore

A Jewel in His Crown by Priscilla Shirer

Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh deMoss


Give them Grace  by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Comforts from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

So Long Insecurity book & study by Beth Moore

Real Moms...Real Jesus book & study (each chapter in the book follows a few chapters in Matthew) by Jill Savage

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson

No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage

God's Inspirational Promise Book by Max Lucado

Embracing Preschool Challenges

French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon

A Different Dream for my Child: Meditations for Parents of Critically Ill or Chronically Ill Children by Jolene Philo

Held: Learning to Live in God's Grip A Bible Study for Special-Needs Parents

The Lost Art of Feeding Kids: What Italy Taught Me about Why Children Need Real Food by Jeannie Marshall

Love Languages

The Heart of the 5 Love Languages by Gary D Chapman

101 Conversation Starters for Couples (101 Conversations Starters) by Gary D Chapman

Love Talk Starters: 275 Questions to Get Your Conversations Going by Les Parrott,Leslie Parrott

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary D Chapman

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D Chapman

101 More Conversation Starters for Couples by Gary D Chapman

Love For A Lifetime by Dr. James Dobson

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller "Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God"


The Messies Manual by Sandra Feldman

My Heart-Christ's Home by Robert Boyd Munger (Referenced by Lisa during her devotional)

Personality Traits

Personality Plus for Parents: Understanding What Makes Your Child Tick  by Florence Littauer

Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself by Florence Littauer

Also try: Personality Plus For Couples: Understanding Yourself and the One You Love by Florence Littauer