Top Books about Raising Daughters

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Best Books on Parenting Girls

In a time when girls and their parents receive so many conflicting messages about what it is to be a girl, let alone a Christian girl, it’s hard to know how to guide them to becoming confident, capable women of God. From the sexualization of increasingly younger girls to the new world of social media to old problems like bullying in the school yard, there are many challenges to growing up, and parenting, in today’s world. Read all my single mom posts HERE and parenting posts HERE.

This list of best books to parent girls is a collection of mine and my friends favorites for raising daughters. Below you’ll find my list, Amazon descriptions and Amazon links of the best parenting books.

Top Books about Raising Daughters


“How can I hope to be an effective parent today, when attacks on the family are stronger than ever before?”

The answer, says Farley, is the gospel.

Parents who claim the gospel as their own have an enormous affect on their marriage, their integrity, and their love for their children. Internalizing the gospel helps parents fear God, sensitizes them to sin, motivates them to enter their children’s world, and causes them to preach the beauty of the gospel to their children through their marriage.


Those years forming the transition period between childhood and womanhood are filled with wonderful interest and attractiveness, for there is nothing of more beauty and grace than the budding and blossoming of girlhood. But the young feet that travel this way are often fearful and uncertain, or willful and bold. Each and all have need of guidance; they need a helping hand along the way. This book is sent forth with a sincere desire to be a blessing.


Of course you can not leave out the Bible!! The HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible combines two hot trends: Bible journaling and adult coloring. Each two-page Bible spread features wide margins with line-drawn illustrations ready to be filled in and adorned with color, including (1) filigree, (2) Scripture quotes, and (3) drawings that illustrate the topic of the corresponding Bible text. The distinctive designs offer a unique balance for everyone from seasoned artists to beginners, allowing for guided creativity and a personalized Bible reading experience.


From the cradle to college, tell your daughters the truth about life before they believe the culture’s lies.

For mothers with girls newborn to eighteen, Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter is simply a must-have book. Youth culture commentator Vicki Courtney helps moms pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in their daughters’ formative years.
To fully address the dynamic social and spiritual issues and influencers at hand, several chapters are written for each of the conversations, which are:
1. Don’t let the culture define you
2. Guard your heart
3. Have a little sex respect
4. Childhood is only for a season
5. You are who you’ve been becoming
The book also includes questions at the end of each conversation to help facilitate individual or group study.


Do you remember when you first held your newborn daughter and sensed the awesome responsibility and immense privilege of parenthood? God gave you this precious gift to care for and to love, and He may have even whispered to your heart, “She is yours.”

Now comes the hard part—raising her up from a baby to a happy, healthy adult—and remembering that everything you have is God’s, including your daughter.

Wynter and Jonathan Pitts want you to know you are not alone. The proud parents of four young daughters, they’ve gained a wealth of valuable insights on the unique challenge of raising girls. They’ve been right where you are and now they want to share what they’ve learned with you.

With this practical advice and encouragement, you can help your daughter develop awesome relationships with God, with you, and with the world around her.

Start this journey by making this commitment to God:
Lord, she is Yours and I trust You with her.


Empower yourself and the latest generation of girls with this collection of inspiring reflections from notable, highly accomplished women in politics, academia, athletics, the arts, and business, including Madeleine Albright, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and more.

In What I Told My Daughter, a powerful, diverse group of women reflect on the best advice and counsel they have given their daughters either by example, throughout their lives, or in character-building, teachable moments between parent and child.

A college president teachers her daughter, by example, the importance of being a leader who connects with everyone—from the ground up, literally—in an organization.

One of the country’s only female police chiefs teaches her daughter the meaning of courage, how to respond to danger but more importantly how not to let fear stop her from experiencing all that life has to offer.

A bestselling writer, who has deliberated for years on empowering girls, wonders if we’re unintentionally leading them to believe they can never make mistakes, when “resiliency is more important than perfection.”

In a time when childhood seems at once more fraught and more precious than ever, What I Told My Daughter is a book anyone who wishes to connect with a young girl cannot afford to miss.


Shepherding a Child’s Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flow from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way: “…out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child’s heart into the paths of life.

In this revised edition of Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Dr. Tedd Tripp not only draws on his thirty years experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, and father, but he also shares insights gained in many years of teaching this material in conferences worldwide, providing more valuable help for parents.


In this unique and groundbreaking book, business consultant and New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni turns his sights on the most important organization in our lives—the family. As a husband and the father of four young boys, Lencioni realized the discrepancy between the time and energy his clients put into running their organizations and the reactive way most people run their personal lives. Having experienced the stress of a frantic family firsthand, he and his wife began applying some of the tools he uses with Fortune 500 companies at home, and with surprising results.


Stormie Omartian’s bestselling The Power of a Praying® series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. After 20 years of raising her son and daughter alongside her husband, Michael, Stormie looks back at the trials and joys of parenting and the power in praying for her children. In these easy-to-read chapters, Stormie shares from personal experience as to how parents can pray for their kids’ safety; character development; adolescence; peer pressure; school experiences; friends; and relationship with God. This resource will help you to be an amazing praying parent whether your kids are three or thirty-three.


If you’re like many Christian moms today, you’ve been reading the headlines and watching the rapid-fire changes in our culture with frustration and fear. Let’s face it: Moms today are facing questions that previous generations didn’t even see coming, and even our right to determine what is best for our own children is under fire. Popular speaker and blogger Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom) believes that today’s mothers need a special kind of strength. We need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We dare not rely on human strength for the battles we’re facing right now. In Becoming MomStrong, Heidi has a powerful message just for you—the mom in the midst of it all. Through encouragement, practical prayer points, and authentic “me-too” moments, Heidi equips you for a job that only you can do: to train your children to hear God’s voice and to walk in truth no matter where our culture is heading. God wants to use this generation of mothers to do something extraordinary:

  • To be strong in the Lord
  • To know who you are in Christ, and
  • To impart that strength to your kids.

In other words, He wants you to be MomStrong! So if you’re feeling tired or inadequate today, get ready to find new strength as you join Heidi St. John in Becoming MomStrong.


That’s our list on Top Books about Raising Daughters, now it’s your turn… What books have helped you parent your little girls (or big girls)?


Parenting can be a difficult task, but Beth Moore shares a personal story about when she wasn’t afraid of praying for God to get her daughter’s attention.

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