These faith-based books for girls are some of my favorites to encourage their spiritual, emotional, and mental health. In honor of Read Across America Day, I’m excited to share these recommendations with you.
Faith-based Books for Girls
So often, girls and women give in to the lies that how they look and how popular they are determines their worth. But as children of God, we can have the confidence that we are loved, protected, secure, whole, and valuable because God is our heavenly father.
Loved and Cherished equips girls ages 8–12 to:
- Discover perfect, unconditional love in God, and that she doesn’t have to perform or be perfect to receive that love.
- Know she has God’s protection, despite living in an often-scary world.
- Let go of heartaches, fears, and failures, because she has the love she needs to face it.
- Build a strong foundation of faith on the love who will never leave her so she can face the challenges of growing up.
The perfect gift for any girl who deserves to know she is cherished, treasured, valuable, and worthy.
These 100 motivating moments guide tween girls to reflect on Scripture and find confidence in God, rather than in someone, some place, or some thing, as pop culture is already telling them.
Throughout these pages—Lynn prepares tween girls to:
- Overcome confidence-defeating thoughts and stand on who Jesus says she is.
- Build a strong foundation to face the fickle, sometimes hurtful opinions of others.
- Find approval of herself even when she lacks the acceptance of others.
- Walk confidently through the exciting, yet scary world of growing up by turning to Christ step by step.
Lynn’s relatable, conversational tone makes it easy for girls to feel like they’re in a safe place spending time with a close friend.
Author Nancy Alcorn says yes, you can find hope and freedom from self-harm if you apply the principles in this book. Nancy combines deep compassion with practical knowledge, insight, and guidance from God’s Word. The principles of Mercy Ministries (founded by Nancy) work. The lives of more than two thousand young women who have experienced the life-change are proof.
This guide–created for girls ages 13 to 18–will help your daughter understand anxiety’s roots and why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry. With teen-friendly information, stories, and self-discovery exercises, including journaling and drawing prompts, she will learn practical ways to fight back when worries come up. She will find more of her voice and her confidence. In essence, she will find more of herself and the brave, strong, deeply loved girl God made her to be.
Tracy Davis Steel, former ballerina, and youth ministry worker has struggled with self-defeating thoughts and eating disorders. This powerful 10-week Bible study will challenge and inspire, enabling girls to find ultimate hope and healing through Jesus Christ. Join her as she examines what the Bible says about girls’ true identity, ability to overcome, source of healing, and unique God-given beauty.
Girls will enjoy the journal pages provided and will find encouragement as they memorize and personalize the Bible passages. Many of the ones that brought hope and healing to Tracy’s own heart and mind. Includes a facilitator’s guide with everything needed for youth workers, pastors, and lay counselors to facilitate a support group.
Girl Perfect: An Imperfect Girl’s Journey to True Perfection (Confessions of a Former Runway Model) by Jennifer Strictland
Girl Perfect is the haunting story of Jennifer Strickland’s journey from fashion to faith. Get an inside look at the modeling industry and find a girl who struggled just as you do. The principles of true beauty she shares will shatter the illusion that beauty and success satisfy. Girl Perfect will lead you to the powerful, lasting knowledge of who you are in God’s sight; you’re his beloved daughter, handcrafted to reflect His glory to the world.
Faith-based Books for Girls
Do you know a girl who would be blessed by a copy of Loved and Cherished? I’m giving away a copy this week. To enter to win simply visit me on Instagram and comment on this post and tag a friend or two. The winner will be announced Friday and I’ll notify them via Direct Message. Good Luck!