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.
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 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.
2. The 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 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. 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 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.
6. A 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 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.
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8. The 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 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. 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.
11. The 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.