100+ Books, Blogs and Resources for Christian Moms

By September 26, 2010General

Library booksHear that big rush of air? That would be me sighing because I’ve finally finished (mostly) compiling this post. Actually, I still have a lot of organizing to do and a few more items to add, but here is the initial list of resources you wonderful folks shared.

I am so excited to really dive in and read some of the blogs, order a few books and watch some of the videos.

If you’re joining us for Mom-iversity I hope you’ll find this list to be a wonderful resource for you. (I’ll post the syllabus form tomorrow.)

Of course, I need to say that not all of the items are 100% endorsed. I haven’t read all of these books and several seemed to have both lovers and haters, so be sure to read the Amazon reviews and remember to “chew the meat and spit out the bones.” This is post is a must read before you dive in to this list: A Very Important Word On Parenting Books etc.

(Also, please note that I had to rush a bit to get this resource up in time for you to review it for Mom-iversity. I most certainly have missed a few suggestions. Be assured, they’ll be added as soon as I have time to review all the comments again. Thanks for your patience!)

Enjoy! (And feel free to add more in the comments.)






  • ScreamFree Parenting
  • <li><a href="http://www.raisinggodlytomatoes.com/">Raising Godly Tomatoes</a></li>

    <li><a href="http://www.parentingontrack.com/blog/">Parenting on Track</a></li>

    <li><a href="http://www.doorposts.com/">DoorPosts</a></li>

    <li><a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/">Ask Dr. Sears</a></li>

    <li><a href="http://Familylife.com</a>Family Life</a></li>

    <li><a href="http://www.mops.org/">MOPS.org</a></li>

    <li><a href="http://www.loveandlogic.com/">Love and Logic</a></li>

    <li><a href="http://www.donnaotto.org/index.htm">Donna Otto Ministries</a></li>

    <li><a href="http://www.heritagebuilders.com/Resources.html">Heritage Builders Resources</a></li>

    <li><a href="http://www.focusonthefamily.org/">Focus on the Family</a></li>



    Focus on the Family Podcast

    Right From The Start Video Series – Family Life

    The World’s Strictest Parents – TV Show



    “Love through Mistakes
    Teach through Accidents
    Discipline through Rebellion”

    “The days are long, but the years are short.” – unknown

    This post is part of Works For Me Wednesday.

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    • Avatar Donna S says:

      Wow! You must be exhausted! What a great list. It will take me a while just to look through it! Looks like a great list of ideas for Christmas Gifts for those moms we know!

      • Avatar Kat says:

        Christmas – That’s actually what I thought! Although, I was thinking more for me…. 🙂 I’m making my wishlist for all the relatives who don’t quite know what to get.

        Um, yeah, great idea to get books for OTHERS too. That’s what I was gonna say next…. 😉

    • Avatar eelin says:

      GREAT work! Fantastic list! It’s a great resource and hopefully one day I’ll actually read through the entire list in detail.

      Btw, just a minor correction, the Raising Great Kids book I listed is this one (not the workbook):


      Thank you for doing this. You’re quite amazing.

    • Avatar Caroline Klassen says:

      I enjoy http://www.reviveourhearts.com Not only podcasts on parenting, but on biblical womanhood, marriage etc.

      • Avatar Sarah Chia says:

        That’s exactly what I was going to suggest. I have been listening to the Proverbs 31 series, and it is amazing, challenging, and encouaraging. I love Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ tone… very understanding, not condemning, but never just suggesting her listeners simply stay where they are.

    • Avatar Kristi says:

      Love this list!!! So wonderful!!! One thing we’ve liked (and we’ve used in conjunction with Love & Logic) is 123 Magic.

      These resources are wonderful!!! Thanks for compiling it!!!

    • Avatar Lori says:

      Kat, THANK YOU SO MUCH for compiling this list. I was going to do this myself but just haven’t had the time with an infant and recent international move. Appreciate your blog and ministry so much!

    • Avatar Jamie says:

      WOW! Thank you SO MUCH for this! What a wonderful list and resource!!!! Love, love it!!! Huge blessings to you for doing this!!! I really appreciate this and know it will help me and so many others. God bless you!

    • Avatar Kristin says:

      Oh my goodness, you are awesome! I’m bookmarking this single post. Thanks so much! ~K

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    • Avatar Amy says:

      Uff dah! What a post! Awesome, awesome Kat!


    • Avatar Cara says:

      What an amazing list! I’m browsing through some of the titles I haven’t heard of and adding quite a few new books to my Amazon wishlist. Thanks for taking the time to compile this list.

    • Avatar Misty says:

      This is great. Love to see Parenting Beyond Your Capacity in there by Reggie Joiner/ Carey Nieuwhof which came out last year. Timely for ALL parents in all stages of faith about the power when we partner with the church and what happens.. Two combined influences are more powerful than just two influences. Great read for all parents.

    • Avatar Niki Smith says:

      Ok, so I have been stalking for quite some time, and I absolutely love your site! I guess it’s time I get involved, and let you know you are accomplishing your goal of inspiring me to act!
      So, here are a couple of things that I have used (still use) with my four kids.
      http://www.accountablekids.com-wonderful book and tool to use to get kids to do the things we normally nag them about, and helps them to learn to “earn” privileges such as tv, computer, etc, all in a very positive way. LOVE IT
      Also, my favorite books are by Dr. William Sears The Discipline Book,and The Baby Book.
      I am looking forward to the momiversity, what a great idea!

    • Avatar Niki Smith says:

      Sorry I’m new at this! 😉

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    • Avatar Jill says:

      I’m disappointed that I took the time to write down important resources that have encouraged me, and they were not mentioned here. Maybe you could just explain why??

      • Avatar Kat says:

        So sorry about that. I rushed a bit getting the list up because I wanted everyone to be able to review at least some of the entries before Mom-iversity starts.

        I do see that the Ezzo’s and Noel Piper’s books are both listed, but you’re right that I missed the John Rosemond site, though. I’ll look into it and add it. I also haven’t finished the quote section, but I’ll be sure to add it as soon as I have a chance.

        This entry will eventually be a page on the blog that will be often referenced, so don’t worry that your recommendations will be missed just because I missed them on this first draft. I’ll be continually refining this page and will be often referencing it, so I’m sure your recommendations will be very valuable to many readers.

        I certainly should have mentioned in the post that I didn’t get all recommendations in this entry and that I rushed it a bit to make sure everyone got a chance to at least review it before Mom-iversity starts. I’ll add an update with that note now.

        Thanks so much for letting me know.


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    • Avatar Leah says:

      Funny, I just pulled all my parenting books off the shelves and lined them up on my little desk (actually, it is a dressing table) to read through one by one and glean wisdom. I’m parenting teens now and periodically feel completely inept. Perfect timing!

      By the way, I originally read “the days are long and the years are short” as a quote from Barbara Bush. I just did a quick google search and it seems to confirm that…

      From: http://www.history.com/topics/barbara-bush

      Barbara spent most of the next two decades parenting. Because her husband’s oil business frequently took him away from home, responsibility for raising George W. and Jeb, as well as three other children born between 1955 and 1959, fell to her. “This was a period for me,” she later said, “of long days and short years, of diapers, runny noses, earaches.”

    • Avatar Jenna says:

      I noticed in the newer post where we’re giving introductions that some moms are working on sleep training… this is a good website with lots of information on this very subject.


      hope that helps! 🙂

    • Thanks for doing all the work- I am reserving LOTS of these books at my local library- and I can’t wait to look at the blogs you posted- I personally only go to blogs that are recommended- only so much time in the day

    • Avatar Jeana says:

      This looks like a great list! I have a few parenting favorites but I’m always looking for more “study material”.

      Can anybody recommend a really good book for dads? Something short and simple and to the point? My husband is pretty busy and to get him to sit and read some of these longer books, well it just won’t happen. It’s not that he’s not interested it’s more of a time issue.


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