Calvary Chapel Old Bridge Women's Ministry

Book List - Our Favorite Books for the Christian Woman

Listed below are our favorite books, split into six categories:

Those marked with an asterisk (*) are Karen's top picks, especially for those in ministry. A document listing these books is available for download: Download the Top Picks Document

*A Passion for Souls: The Life of D. L. Moody, Lyle Dorsett
Amy Carmichael of Dohnavor, Frank L. Houghton
The Committed Life: Dwight L. Moody, W.R. Moody
Evidence Not Seen: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II, Darlene Deibler Rose
Footprints of a Pilgrim: The Life and Loves of Ruth Bell Graham, Ruth Bell Graham
George Muller: Delighted in God (History Maker), Roger Steer
*Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, John Bunyan
The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret, Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
Living with the Giants: The Lives of Great Men of Faith, Warren W. Wiersbe
*Mrs. Spurgeon, Charles Ray
The Narrow Road: Stories of Those Who Walk This Road Together (International Adventures), Brother Andrew
Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God, David McCasland
*Out of the Depths, John Newton
Profiles in Faith: Inspirational Readings Based on Lives of People Who Changed the World, Harold Sala
Redeemed & Restored: The Stories of Twelve Ordinary Women Transformed by God’s Extraordinary Power, Calvary Chapel Pastors’ Wives, June Hesterly and Sandy Macintosh
*Ruth and Billy Graham: Legacy of a Couple, Hanspeter Nuesch
*They Found the Secret, V. Raymond Edman
Through Gates of Splendor, Elisabeth Elliot
*Tramp for the Lord, Corrie Ten Boom

A Day's Journey, Jon Courson
A Passion for Jesus: Daily Devotions, Calvary Chapel Pastor's Wives
A Pillar by Day, Jon Courson
*All of Grace (Moody Classics), Charles Spurgeon
*Born Crucified, L.E. Maxwell
*The Christians Daily Challenge, E. Harvey
Come Away My Beloved, Francis J. Roberts
Daily Light Devotional, Anne Graham Lotz
Daily Light From the Bible, Samual Bagster
Daily with the King: A Devotional for Self-Discipleship, W. Glyn Evans
I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Norman L. Geisler
*Kneeling We Triumph Volume 1 & 2, Edwin & Lillian Harvey
*Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, C.H. Spurgeon
*My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
One Day at a Time, William MacDonald
*The One Year Book of Christian History, E. Michael & Sharon Rusten
Royal Insignia, Edwin & Lillian Harvey
Streams in the Desert, L.B. Cowman
*Springs in the Valley, L.B. Cowman
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
Wisdom for Today, Chuck Smith

A Place of Quiet Rest: Finding Intimacy with God Through a Daily Devotional Life, Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Abiding in Christ, Andrew Murray
Attributes of a Godly Woman (Audio CD), Kay Smith
*By Searching: My Journey Through Doubt into Faith, Isobel Kuhn
Calm My Anxious Heart, Linda Dillow
*The Calvary Road, Roy Hession
*Christ Indwelling & Enthroned, J. Oswald Sanders
*The Crucified Life, A.W. Tozer
Dwelling in the Holy of Holies (MP3), Kay Smith
Effective Prayer Life, Chuck Smith
Embraced by the Cross, L.E. Maxwell
Filled with the Spirit… Then What? R. Mabel Francis
Fit for the Master's Use, F.B. Meyer
*Hinds Feet in High Places, Hannah Hurnard
How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit, A.W. Tozer
*If, Amy Carmichael
*The Incomparable Christ, J. Oswald Sanders
*Living Water, Chuck Smith
*The Making of a Man of God, Alan Redpath
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
*On Being a Servant of God, Warren W. Wiersbe
Patient Evangelism, Lloyd Pulley
The New Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan with Judith E. Markham
*The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan
*Pleasing God, Kay Smith
Praying the Names of God, Anne Spangler
*The Privilege, Kay Smith
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
Shepherding a Child's Heart, Tedd Tripp
Spiritual Warfare, Brian Brodersen
Strategies of Satan, Warren W. Wiersbe
*Taming the Giants, Cathy Dickinson
True Discipleship, William MacDonald
Under His Influence: Yielding to the Work of the Holy Spirit, Lloyd Pulley
*Victorious Christian Living, Alan Redpath
*We Would See Jesus, Roy and Revel Hession
When the Enemy Strikes: The Keys to Winning Your Spiritual Battles, Charles Stanely
Why Grace Changes Everything, Chuck Smith

*50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith, Warren W. Weirsbe
*A Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing the Way God Heals You, Joni Eareckson Tada
*A Little Pot of Oil, Jill Briscoe
*A Mother’s Heart: A Look at Values, Vision, and Character for the Christian Mother (Pilgrimage Growth Guide), Jean Fleming
*A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, W. Phillip Keller
A Woman After God's Own Heart, Elizabeth George
A Woman's Journey to the Heart of God, Cynthia Heald
Beloved Unbeliever: Loving Your Husband into the Faith, Jo Berry
Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation Worth Considering, David Gregory
*Healed Without Scars, David Evans
Intimate Issues, Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus
Just Give Me Jesus, Anne Graham Lotz
Lies Women Believe, Nancy Leigh Demoss
Love that Lasts, Jill Briscoe
Loving Your Husband, Cynthia Heald
*My Heart, My Life, My All, William MacDonald
Only God Can Heal a Wounded Heart, Ed Bulkley
Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others Feel Welcome and Wanted, Karen Burton Mains
*Our God is Wonderful, William MacDonald
*The Overcoming Life, D. L. Moody
Overcoming Temptation, Damian Kyle
Passion & Purity, Elisabeth Elliot
The Place of Brokenness: In the Life of the Believer, Damian Kyle
*The Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas
Walking Together: Building a Marriage in a Fallen World, Jack & Cynthia Heald
When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances, Carol Kent
Whom God has Joined, Isobel Kuhn

Resource & Study Helps
*A Lineage of Grace, Francine Rivers
All the Women of the Bible, Herbert Lockyer
*The Be Series, Warren W. Wiersbe
The Bible Exposition Commentary, Warren W. Weirsbe
The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Lee Strobel
*Christian History Made Easy, Timothy Paul Jones
Courson's Application Commentary, Jon Courson
*Far Above Rubies, Brenda Leavenworth
*Gods and Kings, Lynn Austin
*Great Women in Christian History, Curtis and Graves
It Couldn't Just Happen: Knowing the Truth About God’s Awesome Creation, Laurence O. Richards
*Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias
Know What You Believe, Paul E. Little
*The Names of God, Nathan Stone
*The Names of God, George Knight
Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Youngblood, Bruce and Harrison
Our Nearest Kinsman, Roy Hession
*The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power, Reuben A. Torrey
Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling, John G. Kruis
Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers
*Revelation, Cathy Dickinson
*What the Bible is all About, Dr. Henrietta C. Mears
*Wonders of God, William MacDonald

*I Am, Diane Stortz
*The Sower Series, published by Mott Media
*Heroes of the Faith, published by Barbour
*I Am, Diane Stortz
*Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, Sally Lloyd-Jones
*40 Reasons to Trust God, Diane Stortz
*Prodigals and Those Who Love Them, Ruth Graham Bell