Looking for something to read this summer? Check out this Summer Reading List for Christian Women!

2018 Summer Reading List for Christian Women

I can’t believe I’ve never made a summer reading list for Christian women! As much as I talk about books on this site, it’s never occurred to me to put together a reading guide for the summer.

Looking for something to read this summer? Check out this Summer Reading List for Christian Women!

Making a summer reading list is one of the ways I prepare for an intentional summer in my home. There are so many books out there, and it’s sometimes hard to know what to read.

So, if you’re making your summer reading list, below are some of my all time favorite books for you to add to your summer reading list (plus some books I plan on reading this summer)!

Looking for something to read this summer? Check out this Summer Reading List for Christian Women!

Summer Reading List for Christian Women

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Spiritual Disciplines

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with
Both Our Hearts and Minds by Jen Wilkin

The Fruitful Life by Jerry Bridges

Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community
by Brett McCracken

Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot

10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Donald S. Whitney

Intentional Living

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decision in the Midst of Endless Demands
by Lysa TerKeurst

Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine
by Kat Lee

The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radical Ordinary Hospitality in our Post-Christian World by Rosaria Butterfield

Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning by Leigh Ann Dutton

Family & Motherhood

The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching
the Hearts of Our Children by Sally Clarkson

The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with your Kids
by Sarah MacKenzie

Together Growing Appetites for God by Carrie Ward

The Reading Promise: 3,218 Nights of Reading with My Father
by Alice Ozma

Knights in Training: 10 Principles for Raising Honorable,
Courageous, and Compassionate Boys by Heather Haupt

Thought-Provoking Stories & Biographies

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss

Elizabeth Prentiss: More Love to Thee by Sharon James

At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe
by Tsh Oxenreider

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Digging Ditches by Helen Roseveare

Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked my God and my Soul by Jennie Allen

Fiction (Beach Reads)

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton

Mom’s Night Out by Tricia Goyer

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Jack and Jill by Louisa Alcott

What about you? What are you planning to read this summer?

Check out the 2019 Intentional By Grace Summer Reading Guide here!

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  1. Thank you for this excellent list, Leigh Ann. I’ve read the majority of these and found them excellent, so I’ve printed out your list and will attempt to finish it off. I finished “Just Open the Door” by Jen Schmidt today, and I highly recommend it.
    Your blog is a blessing and encouragement to me. Thank you for your work.

  2. Leigh Ann, thank you so much for including The Hideaway on your fiction list! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the story! And also, I just finished reading Anne of Green Gables for the first time (I know, I know). Needless to say, I loved it so much.