Do you ever wish you could just sit down, relax, and read a book that would actually benefit you?
What we read definitely affects how we think and act, which is why I’m especially careful about what I choose to put into my mind.
Over the past couple years I have come across some very good and encouraging books that have changed how I view things for the better.
We need to remember that the Bible is the only perfect book that we can fully count on. However, there are many authors who have written books that strive to point us back to what God says in His word. Even though we may not agree with every single thing that is written, there are some very good pointers that we can receive from those books.
With that being said, I want to share with you 7 Must-Read Books That Will Change a Girl’s Life.
Girl Defined: God’s Radical Design For Beauty, Femininity, and Identity By: Bethany Baird and Kristen Clark
This book is amazing! Bethany and Kristen have a ministry called Girl Defined Ministries and strive to live their lives to honor Christ in all that they do. With so many lies out there about beauty, femininity, and identity, Kristen and Bethany have put together this wonderful book to point us back to God’s design for womanhood. I highly recommend this book to any of you who have a desire to live a life of meaning for God.
Cherish By: Vicki Courtney
Wow! Who knew that relationships with the people around us could be so confusing sometimes! In her book, “Cherish”, Vicki encourages teen girls to take the time to really cherish their relationships with others. She gives tips and pointers on how we can be our best for the people around us, even when it’s hard.
Reflect By: Vicki Courtney
You’ve probably noticed that, in the culture we live in, everything seems to be telling us to judge our worth based on how we look. In “Reflect”, Vicki dives into God’s beautiful plan for us girls. She goes through numerous stories, testimonies, and Bible verses to teach girls that they really are beautiful and wonderful, just as God created them.
I’m No Angel By: Kylie Bisutti
Some of you may have heard of Kylie Biscutti. She is a former Victoria’s Secret model who switched her life around to become a role model. In her book, “I’m No Angel”, Kylie brings out the truth about the modeling industry and her journey through it all. I can’t recommend this book enough! For all you teen girls and women out there who wish that you were ‘picture perfect’, this book is for you!
Do Hard Things By: Alex and Brett Harris
Tired of being looked down upon as a teen? It’s frustrating, right? Low expectations for teens are everywhere. However, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Alex and Brett Harris wrote “Do Hard Things” to show teens that they can rebel against low expectations and become the young men and women God created us to be. This is a great book to go through as a group study or on your own!
I Kissed Dating Goodbye By: Joshua Harris
Dating and relationships can be hard and confusing. What are you supposed to do when you meet someone you like? How do you handle relationships in a God-honoring way? Joshua Harris answers these questions and more as he writes about what it means to ‘kiss dating goodbye’. I have read this book with my family and have pulled some good concepts from it. Don’t let the title scare you!
Boundaries in Dating By: Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Boundaries. When? Where? It can be hard to know where to draw the line. Especially in dating relationships. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend include real-life examples on where to set boundaries when it comes to physical involvement, financial involvement, mounting emotions, and more!
There you have it!
I hope you get as much from these books as I have. Remember to always go back to the Bible for your answers as you read and learn from other books.
Do you have any favorites?
- What are some of your favorite books that have impacted you?