Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Top Books for Moms

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There’s one thing that never changes in parenting: we constantly search for how to do it better.

Thankfully, we have a God who cares for our kids more than we ever could, as well as amazing resources from fellow parents who speak directly to the heart of what we deal with as parents day in and day out.

That’s why we wanted to compile a list of our top book ideas for moms who love to read. Amidst these books are topics for every mom in every possible stage of life and while not all will apply directly to you, we bet you know someone who could use the encouragement they provide!

Top Books for Moms

God’s Tender Promises for Mothers

God’s Tender Promises for Mothers is the perfect tribute to Mom—to encourage and inspire and provide wisdom, guidance, and support. This lovely book is filled with words of gratitude and blessing for all that Mom is and does, followed by key scripture passages for moms. This meaningful book is full of poignant reminders that mothers are not alone in raising their children—God is with them every step of the way.

You’re the Best Mom

You’re the Best Mom! is a great keepsake with fun activities for kids to enjoy and Mom to treasure at any point in the year. This memory book has kid-friendly prompts such as quizzes, short answer questions, and fill-in-the-blank questions that children can use to engage with their mother and then present as a gift that Mom will cherish for a lifetime.

Memories from Mom

Memories from Mom will quickly become a cherished family memoir! This fill-in-the-blank journal has prompts to help mom remember those special moments she wants to share, and questions sprinkled throughout help trigger thoughts on family history, childhood memories, humorous incidents, cherished traditions, how God blessed the family, and the dreams and spiritual adventures encountered through a lifetime of living. The completed journal provides a priceless, beloved gift that will be cherished for generation after generation.

Hands Free Mama

In this wake-up call to moms everywhere, popular blogger and writer Rachel Macy Stafford reminds us ever-so poignantly that in our smartphone, ‘get it done’ era, we all need to stop the hustle and bustle so that we recognize opportunities to turn everyday moments into extraordinary opportunities with our kids. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart-and your hands-to the possibilities of each God-given moment.

Praying Circles Around the Lives of Your Children

Based on his New York Times bestseller, The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson reminds us that, “You’ll never be a perfect parent, but you can be a praying parent!” Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids.

Brave Mom

In Brave Mom, Sherry Surratt, president and CEO of MOPS International, shares honestly and openly about the fears every mom struggles with. Filled with advice and insight from Sherry and the hope and grace found in God’s wisdom, Brave Mom gives moms everything they need to leave fear behind and live the admittedly messy life of parenting with confidence and joy.

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet

In Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet, Sara Hagerty masterfully draws from the narrative of her life to craft a mosaic of a God who leans into broken stories. Whatever lost expectations readers are facing – in family, career, singleness, or marriage – Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet will bring them closer to a God who longs for them to know Him more.

Forever Mom

Mary Ostyn, a beloved adoption writer and blogger, shares – alongside stories from other adoptive families – the practical tools and resources she uses to thrive as an adoptive mom. Whether you’re the parent of an adopted child or interested in pursuing adoption, Ostyn’s warm advice and fresh perspective will inspire, inform, and affirm.

Your Turn

What books do you love to give and receive at Mother’s Day?

Sami Cone

Sami Cone is the best-selling author of "Raising Uncommon Kids: 12 Biblical Traits to Raise Selfless Kids". Known as the “Frugal Mom” on Nashville's top-rated talk show, "Talk of the Town" and as the "Savings Expert" on on the nationally syndicated "Family Friendly Morning Show" with Doug & Jaci Velasquez, she is also a blogger, radio host & TV correspondent mentoring others to live their dream life on less and pursue their passions. A published author and seminar speaker, she draws on her experiences as a writer, editor, university professor, performer, professional athlete, and pageant winner to help women realize their full potential in life. Sami is proud to call Nashville home with her husband, Rick, and their two children (a daughter & son) who are 19 months apart. Follow Sami and her fabulously frugal family adventures on her blog.

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