The 10 Best Christian Books For Teenage Boys

Everyone has struggles and trials to overcome–even teenage boys, which is why sources of faith, inspiration and guidance are so important at this crucial stage in their lives.

Christian Teen Boys

One of the best ways to inspire young men is through the power of reading faith-based books. Providing inspirational Christian books for teenagers can help them find their way as they grow into young men.

There are a lot of Christian books out there, and it’s understandably hard to sort through them to find the best of the best. Thankfully, I’ve already done the work!

I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Christian books for teenage boys that I think will truly stand out from the crowd. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at some of the best Christian books for young adults out there today.

 

Top 10 Christian Books Teen Boys

 

1. The Sugar Creek Gang Series by Paul HutchensThe Sugar Creek Gang Series by Paul Hutchens

This 36-book series aimed at young teens follows the adventures of a group of Christian boys who, through a range of mysteries and exciting situations they find themselves confronting, forge a bond of friendship and faith.

The series excels at including faith-based morals and exercises in an organic way that feels engaging and exciting for young and old readers alike.

 

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2. The Cooper Kids Series by Frank E. PerettiThe Cooper Kids Series by Frank E. Peretti

This unique series combines the mystery of the Hardy Boys with the adventure of Indiana Jones. The series follows a group of teenagers who go on adventures to find artifacts related to Biblical stories.

Each book is filled with faith-based lessons about morality, the concept of good vs. evil, the importance of faith, as well as information about Biblical stories told through the artifact mysteries that the teens must confront while on their adventure.

 

3. Practical Happiness: A Young Man’s Guide to a Contented Life by Bob SchultzPractical Happiness: A Young Man's Guide to a Contented Life by Bob Schultz

 

This insightful book will help teenage boys explore and confront common issues they face as they grow from teenagers into young men.

The book is told through various short stories that are designed to help the reader become closer with God, explore their faith, and establish a firm grip on the need to be content with one’s self–and with the Lord.

 

4. The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. LewisThe Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis

 

This iconic fantasy series is full of Christian allegories that provide strong moral lessons and teach readers about the importance of goodness, compassion and adherence to faith.

While they are not explicitly religious, the writer of the books intended them to be a Christian allegory, and the Christian imagery shines through in every page.

 

5. Growing up Christian by Karl GrausteinGrowing up Christian by Karl Graustein

This unique book tackles common dilemmas faced by teenagers who are raised in the Christian faith; these dilemmas include problems such as questions of faith, peer pressure, and other practical issues that Christian teenagers face today.

This book is ideal for teenagers who need guidance and advice during this time in their life, when it’s all too common to forget the many blessings that faith can bring.

 

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6. A Young Man’s Guide to Making Right Choices by Jim GeorgeA Young Man’s Guide to Making Right Choices by Jim George

It can be tough out there for teenagers today, especially when it comes to navigating complex issues such as peer pressure, temptation, and living in a way that is faithful, respectful and loving in the eyes of God.

This book is a no-frills guide to helping teenage boys make the right decisions regarding issues such as: the importance of regular prayer and Bible study, tips for choosing the right kind of friends, guides to developing social skills and ethics, and advice on dating and purity in the context of faith.

 

7. Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress by Oliver HunkinDangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim's Progress by Oliver Hunkin

This abridged version of the famous Pilgrim’s Progress story is retold for teenagers using sections of the original text by John Bunyan.

This book will be especially appealing to teenagers because it does not gloss over the more mature themes in the story, including the confrontation of the pilgrim with various monsters that stand in his way of reaching the end of his journey.

The story itself has great messages regarding the power of faith, the love of God, and the triumph over evil.

Hope you’re enjoying the list so far, as you mature in your faith, you may consider some of the books mentioned in this video:


8. The Holiness of God
by R.C. SproulThe Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

This is one of the most essential books for Christians of all ages, but is especially recommended for teenagers. Sproul’s book will help teens understand the concept of God’s holiness and the need to avoid unholiness in their own lives.

It covers practical temptations and struggles that many Christians, teens and otherwise, face in their everyday lives, while guiding them towards the right path that God has intended for them.

It is definitely not a “light read” and it may be best read along with an adult so that discussion regarding the book’s messages and truths can take place.

 

9. The New Recruit (“Mission League Series”) by Jill WilliamsonThe New Recruit (“Mission League Series”) by Jill Williamson

This fiction novel has a premise that seems strange at first: a faithless teenager in trouble is told he can choose between heading off to military school or joining a Christian organization tasked with going on secret international missions.

He chooses the Christian organization, thinking he will sit in Bible study with some “Bible geeks” and be done with his time.

What he uncovers is that they are really a secret spy organization that is tasked with solving crimes around the world, something they do using their faith, morality and their inner strength. As the mystery unfolds, the protagonist, originally a skeptic, finds himself confronting the concept of faith in the Lord head-on.

This unique tale will be especially appealing to teenagers who struggle with their faith from time to time. Readers who enjoy this first book will want to hop onto the sequels, which are published under the title “The Mission League Series.”

 

10. Teen to Teen: 365 Daily Devotions by Teen Guys for Teen Guys by Patti M. HummelTeen to Teen: 365 Daily Devotions by Teen Guys for Teen Guys by Patti M. Hummel

Teen readers will enjoy making time in their daily schedule for this compelling devotional book, which includes a different devotion written by another teen for each day of the year.

The devotions in the book are personal, heartfelt, and will help readers develop a better relationship with Christ and their faith as a whole.

The book makes it easy to see how God is a part of everyday life, even in ways that readers might not expect.

 

Bonus Recommendation

11. The Power of a Praying Teen by Stormie OmartianThe Power of a Praying Teen by Stormie Omartian

This book is a guide to teenage life through the lens of faith, prayer, and love for God.

Each chapter addresses common issues that Christian teens face today, including struggles with faith, managing friendships, facing peer pressure, feelings of self-doubt and insecurity, dating and purity, and more.

Also, every chapter includes a special prayer written by the author, along with tips to help teens incorporate prayer into their daily lives.

 

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Final Thoughts

There are a lot of Christian books for teenage boys out there on the market today, and I know it can be hard for parents or teen readers to find Christian books for teenagers that are designed to help teens develop a closer relationship with their Christian faith. I hope that the above list of the best Christian books for young adults will help you find books to guide you or your teen on their way through life.


Did you like this post? Sharing your thoughts below in the comment section would be greatly appreciated!

  1. Your article is very helpful for teens today. Keep up the good work in spreading useful books and information that will surely help a lot of people.

    Now, I have some recommendations for my peers who are still in the adolescence stage.

  2. I love the idea of encouraging teen boys to read inspirational christian books. It’s the best way to help them develop better social skills and morals. Indeed, it is crucial in their lives so they can learn to find their way as they grow.

    Your article is very well presented with a nice selection of books. I really enjoyed reading your post.

    Thank you
    Jacqueline

    • Thank you Jacqueline,

      I believe these books can have an effect on their social skills and morals as well because of the underlying messages conveyed in each book. I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

      God Bless,

      James

    • Probably A Young Man’s Guide to Making Right Choices by Jim George. It reminds me of the opening of Psalm 119:9 “How can a young man keep his way pure?”

  3. A few of the books on this list have been a great source of inspiration for my teen boys. I love how they discovered who God is by simply reading encouraging novels.

  4. James, I wonder if I could send you a review copy of a Christian parody of Dr. Seuss’s Oh the Places You’ll Go. It’s called Oh, the Treasures You’ll Know! The intended audience for the book is Christian youth at a point of transition — whether completing kindergarten, junior high, high school, college, or a confirmation or baptism class. The goal was a whimsical Seuss-meets-Bunyan tale of the journey of salvation that is inclusive of diverse cultural expression.

    Let me know if we can send you a review copy!

    Sincerely in Christ,

    Dan & Lucy Olson

    More info below:

    Oh, the Treasures You’ll Know! is a Christian parody of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Published in 1991, Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was his “swan song” that became an immediate bestseller. Today, the book has sold more than 12 million copies, and is a perennial graduation gift.

    However, the moral of Seuss’s whimsical tale is the antithesis of Christian self-denial. New York Times columnist David Brooks has written that Seuss’s Places tells us that “life is about fulfilling [one’s] own desires” and “the ultimate goal in this life is success.”

    Oh, the Treasures You’ll Know, on the other hand, is a whimsical parody with a serious question at its heart: “Will you follow the shepherd, or will goats catch your stare?” (See Matthew 25:31–46).

    The book is full of whimsy and wisdom. Goats take the Wide Path — marked by the Glumpy Lagoon, Whocaresville, and more — while sheep persevere through trials, stumbles, and storms. We’ve been encouraged that it is perfect gift to encourage graduates that the graduation that matters most is to glory.

    ENDORSEMENTS
    “Oh, the Treasures You’ll Know is a witty, wonderful and beautifully illustrated book about following God’s narrow path and storing up treasures in Heaven that will never be lost. I’m glad to recommend this delightful book.”
    — Randy Alcorn, author of The Treasure Principle and Money, Possessions and Eternity

    “Here are core truths distilled in an engaging and entertaining way. I love that I can sit and read it as a storybook to young kids, but also give it as an excellent and truly edifying gift to High school graduates.”
    — Scott James, elder at The Church at Brooks Hills, author of The Littlest Watchman, Mission Accomplished, and The Expected One.

    • Hi there Dan & Lucy,

      I really appreciate you considering me for the review copy, I’m very flattered, it’s just that I slowed down with making reviews because I currently have to focus on graduate school. It’s been getting quite demanding lately so I have to prioritize and manage my time well.

      That sounds like a great book though! I love how the storyline sounds and I hope you’re able to find more christian blogs so it can get more exposure. Thank you for engaging on my site and I wish you guys well! 🙂

      God Bless,
      James

  5. When searching for a book for my neighbor who turns 13 in October, I found that these books were exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for sharing much needed information needed for a goid selection. God Bless

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