Favorite Reads on Motherhood

I wanted to finish out our series this month on motherhood by sharing a few of my favorite resources on the topic. These are excellent books to help inspire you further!

Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity by Sally Clarkson – my all time favorite book on motherhood drawing our hearts to the beautiful purpose in it all of loving and guiding their little souls to know Christ. Gives such vision for your role as a woman and mother through Scripture with fresh inspiration for every aspect of life.

Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children by Sally Clarkson – I love the counsel in this book towards viewing our children as our disciples and learning from Jesus’ training methods. Powerful!

The Mom Walk: Keeping in Step with God’s Heart for Motherhood by Sally Clarkson – Making sure our hearts are in tune, focused, and in line with the purpose of God. Encouragement for the weary mother.

Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman – Fresh courage and wisdom for disciplining while getting to the heart of the matter peacefully and with joy.

Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic – Are your arms full with the challenges and joys of mothering little ones? Find sweet laughter and honest wisdom from this mother of 5 little ones under 5.

Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry by Katrina Kenison – A sweet reminder to slow down and enjoy the precious moments of life with lots of creative ideas towards investing fully in a holistic life.

A Mother’s Heart: A Look at Values, Vision, and Character of the Christian Mother by Jean Fleming – Encouragement to moms of all ages and backgrounds by showing women how to distinguish between their role and God’s role in raising children, explaining how to take a spiritual inventory of a child’s life, and discussing how to pray effectively for children.

Every Child Needs a Praying Mom by Fern Nichols – Learn the value and art of praying for your children.

Womanly Dominion: More Than a Gentle and Quiet Spirit by Mark Chanski – While this book is written about godly womanhood as a whole, it has a powerful chapter on motherhood. If you are seeking to understand God’s heart for women, this book is my top pick!

Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney – Carolyn addresses the various aspects of the Titus 2 woman and includes excellent discussion on women in their role in the home. Beautiful book!

Be strong in the Lord, dear sisters! Your role as mothers is beautiful in God’s sight!

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What are your favorite reads on the topic?

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

14 Responses to Favorite Reads on Motherhood

  1. melissa November 2, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Anything by Susan Hunt, but particularly Your Home, a Place of Grace.

  2. Kyndall August 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Hi, I am a first time mom with a precious three week old. I was just recently thinking I’d like to read a book to gain God’s perspective and vision for motherhood. I had been thinking about reading Mission of Motherhood but am now thinking more about The Mom Talk. Which of these would you recommend more for a first time mom?

  3. Julie July 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    Thank you for your book suggestions and reviews! I have been encouraged by “Real Moms…Real Jesus” by Jill Savage.

  4. Kristen in NH June 9, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    “Mitten Strings” is available in audio, too, making for refreshing listening in the car or while doing things around the house. I have all big kids now, and appreciated the encouragement, wisdom and parenting direction quantified in many of the Clarkson’s books that we read in the formative years. More gentle Clarkson favorites are “Educating the Wholehearted Child”(homeschooling) along with “Seasons of a Mother’s Heart”. Great list!

  5. Julie June 7, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    Thanks so much for the great list, Lindsay. I’ve bought both books by Sally Clarkson and it’s just what I needed to read right now. I just had baby #4 and am always struck by the great responsibility of raising children for Christ right after I have a baby. It can be quite overwhelming to think of all that we have to teach them! But I’m so loving The Ministry of Motherhood and am feeling very encouraged already.

    Thanks again for your sweet encouragement for moms seeking to raise godly children!

  6. Kami June 1, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Thank you for this list! I’ve been researching this topic lately. Do you have a similar list for Fathers?

    • Lindsay June 2, 2011 at 12:53 am #

      That’s a good idea…maybe I’ll share a list as father’s day is coming up here.

  7. Brianne May 31, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    Thank you for the recommended reading! I don’t ever think I’d pick up any of these (or other Christian books, for that matter) without recommendations. And I could really use some education. :) Wondering if you’d ever loan some of your library out to local readers, or set up some kind of book sharing thing? Only two on that list are available at the library. Just a thought! Keep up the great work!

    • Lindsay June 1, 2011 at 5:33 am #

      I am happy to loan out whatever I have. I don’t own all of them personally but happy to let you borrow if desired.

  8. Ruth Hill May 30, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    Thank you for your recommendations. I am always looking for godly reading, and this sounds good. I added almost everyone to my list!

  9. stephanie May 28, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    Thanks for this month’s posts on motherhood and childbirth! It has come at perfect timing for my husband and I as we are 6 months pregnant with our first child!

  10. Lauren May 28, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    Thanks for the reading list – I’ve read several of these, and heard several others mentioned. I am almost always reading at least one book on parenting (in some capacity) at a time, so it’s great to have some recs from a trusted source! ;)

  11. Kait Palmer May 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Wow, what a great list! Thanks!

  12. Mariposa May 27, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    These look excellent! Thanks for sharing… I will be needing to read quite a few of these as a (soon-to-be) new mom.