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Christian Books for Girls

Girls who read books such as the following become women of valor, honor, and influence. No matter how many toys, games or devices your little child has, surprising her with the best Christian books for girls will surely remind her of your love as a parent.Little girl reading Christian book

This article features the top reads for Christian girls and most would agree that it’s a pretty superb collection.

Now, this isn’t because the books are meant solely for girls, but because the themes in each book carefully address the struggles of females from childhood to adulthood.

In a world where women are exposed to all forms of abuse, diluted truths, and corrupt views of womanhood, you need to prepare your child to stand out and stand strong.

I hope you find this list enriching.


Top 9 List For Christian Girls


1. What Every Child Should Know About Prayer (Nancy Guthrie)

Prayer is communication with God. Nancy Guthrie makes it easy for kids to understand this in her book about prayer.

By teaching children how to pray, she demonstrates the value of prayer and how we can always tell God everything.

Children need to know that God understands them even when their parents or friends don’t. I love this book especially because of the illustrations and child-friendly language used in explaining prayer. This is a highly recommended christian book for kids.


2. Girl Defined: God’s Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity, and Identity (Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird)

As girls become women, the question of their identity becomes more obvious. The world is filled with compromise and distorted versions of our humanity. But the authors present God’s design for womanhood.

Every girl who reads this book will have a better understanding of her beauty and purpose. Girls need to become women who can confidently trust God to order their steps and achieve success.


3. Guys Like Girls Who… (Chad Eastham)

Chad Eastham hits the nail on the head when he highlights the secrets to getting a guy’s attention.

Girls often have their own ideas for making friends with the opposite sex. But in this book, the author defines the need for girls to have their own hobbies, love themselves, and be willing to stand firm in the face of things they’re not comfortable with.


4. Beautiful Girlhood (Karen Andreola)

Biblical truths such as modesty, humility, and honesty are best explained through Christian books. This classic remains an authority on how girls should grow and why they need to stand out in the society.

Even though this book has existed for many years, I still consider it an excellent choice on this list.


5. Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence (Sharon Jaynes)

Today, many women go around feeling like they aren’t good enough. Voices in their heads make them feel insecure and inadequate.

However, when you read Sharon Jaynes’ book on confidence at an early age, you’d quickly discover the power of believing God’s word in contrast to worldly lies.

Girls need to know that they aren’t too thin or too fat. They need to know that God loves them just as they are and He wouldn’t trade them for anything else.

They are enough in God’s eyes and His grace is enough for them to feel secure and redeemed.


6. You Are Not Alone (Jennifer Carty-Leotaud)

This is a rather exceptional book for girls. It echoes the reality that every girl (and boy) needs to hear. As kids become adults, they experience challenges that tend to shake their faith in God.

But with the insight from this book, you’d discover that you’re never really alone even if it feels like no one understands or there’s no help in sight.

God is a present help in time of need. He is ever willing to get you out of trouble and help you establish a lasting relationship with him. Parents can also learn from this Christian book for kids because its message is strong and meant for everyone who at one point or the other feels dejected.


7. The Story of My Life (Helen Keller) 

Very few books are powerfully inspiring and strong when discussing love and hope. Helen Keller’s story of her blindness and deafness couldn’t have been well told in a different way and this is one of the fantastic books which every Christian girl should read.

Apart from the fact that Helen has victory, we find in the pages the narration of her struggles and how God stepped into her situation and held her hands. Daughters of God need to always know that God is in control irrespective of how bad a situation may be.


8. A Young Woman’s Guide to Prayer: Talking to God About Everything (Elizabeth George)

Reading this book (formerly known as A Young Woman’s Guide to Prayer) helps Christians to appreciate the beauty of prayer not just as a way to communicate with God but as a perfect opportunity to discuss all of life’s issues.

Girls need guidance on friendship, career, relationship, finance, marriage, womanhood, parenthood, and a host of others. Prayer opens doors for a young woman that no human being could ever open.

So, apparently George emphasizes that prayer is the secret to success. And every girl must cultivate a devotional life that includes spending quality time with God.


9. Stepping Heavenward (Elizabeth Prentiss)

Elizabeth Prentiss uses a journaling style to describe her growing up experiences through teen years up until death. Growing up is one thing but growing in Christ is another, and is definitely the sweetest.

Young girls need to understand the importance of chasing God and trusting him to guide their path whether they are girls, adults or old women.

Bonus Recommendation

Are we forgetting something? Sure. The Bible!

God’s Word surpasses the knowledge in even the best Christian books for girls. And a remarkable choice for girls between 8 and 12 is the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls Pink, Imitation Leather.

It provides reading as well as activities that your daughter would love.

Final Thoughts

All in all, providing spiritual books is one of the basic ways to train your child in the way of the Lord. You can help her find God and see herself the way He sees her by enlightening her with edifying novels.

I hope these books touch you and your family in a special way and I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments section below.

  1. I have a niece (11 years old) and would love to get her a good Christian book to read for her birthday.  Her mother is always nagging her to get off the phone (social media) and do something more constructive.  I think a book will be a good start, but I want her to find it interesting enough to keep going.

    She is kinda shy, but very intellectual and mature for her age.

    Which of the books you recommend will be a good start for her age?


    • Hi Rika,

      I would definitely recommend No. 9: Stepping Heavenward. Not only is Elizabeth’s journey fascinating, but the book is written in a first person style which is a surefire way to hold a girl’s interest.

  2. Dear James,

    Thanks for the very thorough and comprehensive post.

    You have given a list of superb collections. Among that… The Story of My Life (Helen Keller) was my favorite on the list.

    As Christmas is approaching your recommended books will be of greater help to me for the Youth group in our church. I noticed you also had a nice post for boys as well: Top 10 Christian Books For Boys

    I couldn’t agree with you more, by making our children good readers today, we can make them good leaders in the future.

    All the best! GOD Bless!

    Your Friend,


    • Hey Paul,

      It’s nice to know my post was able to help you out. I also have book reviews for teenagers in case you may want to look over it for your youth group: Christian Books For Teenagers

      I appreciate your support and I hope my recommendations can be a real blessing for you and your ministry.

      God Bless,

  3. James, You have put together a very impressive list of christian books.  I strongly believe that spirituality and the joy of reading are two important parts of our lives that are being lost with today’s youth.  And I also think that a gifted book is more likely to be read than any other, wouldn’t you agree? 

    Anyway, I look forward to reading the other reviews you have posted on your website.  Thank you again for this much needed information.  

    • Hey Glenn,

      I feel the same way, this digital age has really taken over for the younger generation. As far as a gifted book likely being read, I would more so say it’s the right type of gifted book that’s likely to be read. If you know what your recipient likes, than yes, I agree that your gifted book would work out quite well for them.

      And you’re very welcome, I’ll keep putting out more content periodically.

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