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10 Books That Will Change Every Girl’s Life

By: Bethany Baird

When I turned thirteen years old I had some major life questions. I wanted to understand how to deal with big areas in my life like guys, purity, morals, the future, femininity, and my worth and value as a girl.

I had (still have) awesome parents who gave me great advice and provided me with incredible resources to learn from. One of the most challenging and helpful resources I had as a teen were books. The authors of these books were some of my best mentors and counselors.

I want to give you the inside scoop on my top ten favorites of all time.

These are the ten books (outside of the Bible) that have had the biggest impact on my life and have helped shaped me into the woman that I am today.

I guarantee that If you read these ten books with a willing heart to learn, you will not be the same girl by the time you finish. Through these books you will be equipped with the skills and understanding that can help you thrive as a young woman.

Here we go! The ten books that completely changed my life : 

1. When God Writes Your Love Story by: Eric and Leslie Ludy 

In a culture where purity and respect are a thing of the past, this book on relationships gave me a vision of something greater. I love the idea of trusting God with this intimate detail of my life. I love knowing that God truly cares about my future and will provide the very best for me in His timing. This book challenged me to leave the pen in God’s hands. It’s a must read!

2. When Dreams Come True by: Eric and Leslie Ludy

This book had the biggest influence on my thinking about guys, relationships and marriage. Reading through Eric and Leslie’s love story gave me a picture of something that I wanted in my own life. I didn’t want the broken, failing, miserable relationship lifestyle that so many of the young people my age were going through. I desired something different and this book showed me what that different was. It’s a book that will inspire and motivate you to strive for something greater.

3. Set Apart Femininity by: Leslie Ludy 

Understanding how to practically live life as a young woman is very difficult. This book taught me how to live out a God honoring lifestyle in an anti-God culture. If you desire a pure, holy and God glorifying lifestyle, this book will show you how to achieve that. It changed my thinking and changed the way that I lived. I am so grateful for its sound biblical advice and the many heartaches and headaches that I have been spared because of the wisdom it offers.

4. The Secret Keeper by: Dannah Gresh

“What’s the big deal about modesty?!?” As I entered my early teen years I had serious questions about modesty. Why did I need to cover certain parts of my body? Thanks to this easy little book, I was able to develop convictions of my own in this area. My eyes were opened to view modesty as a beautiful and powerful gift from God. I learned to love and treasure modesty in a personal way.

5. And The Bride Wore White by: Dannah Gresh

I have always been a fan of saving sex for marriage. Thanks to the wisdom inside this book I learned how to make that possible. I learned about God’s vision for creating the male and female and the value of saving myself for my future husband. This book also gave me a beautiful picture of the grace that God has on those who have already given themselves away sexually. The openness and honesty by the author was refreshing.

6. Sex Isn’t The Problem (Lust Is) by: Josh Harris 

This book opened my eyes to that fact that God is a lot more concerned about my heart than a simple statement to “save sex for marriage.” This book does not shy away from tough topics, but, tackles them (gracefully) head on. Josh Harris gets real about his own struggles and challenged me to do the same. If you want to get serious about tackling your secret lusts and sexual struggles, this is the best book. I can’t recommend it enough.

7. Worldliness by: CJ Mahaney 

I wanted to be set-apart from the culture as a young woman. I wanted to honor God with my life. I wanted to make decisions that pleased Him. I genuinely wanted to do the right thing. This book made all of that a reality. I am so grateful that this book exists. I have never seen another like it. It will take you through topics like: movies, music, TV, Books, fashion, materialism and will challenge you to a high biblical standard. It will show the cause and effect of your daily decisions and will teach you how to live a holy lifestyle in the 21st century.

8. Answering the Guy Questions by: Leslie Ludy

Guys! That was the number one thought on my mind throughout my teen years. My girlfriends and I talked about them, dreamt about them and tried to talk to them (we were a little scared/shy around them). I was SO excited to find a book that answered all of my questions about the big topic of guys. This book is must read for any young woman who has questions concerning guys. It helped me deal with my “boy craziness” and taught me how to treat guys with purity and respect.

9. Preparing to be a Helpmeet by: Debi Pearl

Growing up I dreamt of getting married and having a family. As I entered my teen years I realized that my dreams of a beautiful marriage would not be a reality unless I was prepared for it. I’m not going to instantly turn into “princess perfect” when I say I do. Preparing for marriage is a wise thing for us as young women to do. This book gives dozens of ideas on how to start that preparation now.

10. True Woman 101 by: Nancy Leigh Demoss & Mary Kassian

I wish this book would have existed when I was a teen. Sadly, it’s only been around for the past couple of years. I read it, loved it and can’t get enough of it. It’s changed my perspective on gender and femininity in ways I didn’t even know were possible. If I could only pick one book on this list for you to read, this is it. It is my highest and best recommendation. If I were in charge, I would require every girl to read it by the time she turns 18. It’s just that good.

That’s a wrap! 

There you go. The ten books that had the biggest impact on my teen years. I can’t encourage you enough to grab a solid Christian book and start reading. Your mind will be transformed and you will know what it takes to live life as a godly woman. For a complete list and clickable links to all of our recommended resources, click HERE 

What are you reading?

I would love to hear about the books you girls are currently reading. Leave your comments in the section below and let me know what books have had the biggest impact on your life.

Let’s talk about it…

  • Have you read any of the books on my list?
  • Which books have had the greatest impact on your own life?
  • Will you pick a book from my top ten and start reading it? I would love to know your thoughts on my ten personal favorites.

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  • Andrea Jones Richardson

    Thank you for sharing. I want to pick up some of these and read with my daughter. Sure wish there was a boy defined website. 🙂

    • We wish there was a BoyDefined website as well 🙂 Maybe one day!

  • Karen

    I’m reading “When God writes your love story”. Thanks for sharing the other books. I recommend you “The discipline of the grace”.Jerry Bridges

    • That sounds like a great book Karen. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  • Blue buddy

    At what age do you suggest reading some of these books? I’m 14….. Just wondering if that’s a good age or not! Thank you!

    • Anne

      I’m 14 too, and had the same question. 🙂

    • Melea

      I’m 14 too and was wondering if these books are appropriate for my age… 🙂

    • Hey! Really great question. I read most of these books in-between the ages of 14-16 and found them to be very relevant and helpful to my age at that time. I would recommend having a youth leader or mom look through it before you just to be on the safe side 🙂

      • Melea

        Ok! thanks so much! 🙂

  • Lauren Purser

    Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper. 🙂

    • Lauren, That sounds like a really good book. I’ve never read it. A great one to stick on the reading list! 🙂

  • grace

    Oh, I read the #1. When God Writes Your Love Story. that’s really a beautiful book. I would like to recommend to read Captivating by John and Stasi eldredge 😉

    • Grace! Thanks so much for the recommendation 🙂

  • Elizabeth Williams

    I have read Sacred Singleness by Leslie Ludy and it’s actually the only book I’ve read by her. It was an awesome book and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books! I will be asking for Set-Apart Femininity for Christmas and also Lies Young Women Believe.

    • I agree! Sacred Singleness was an awesome book 🙂 I was so challenged and encouraged by it. I think you are going to love Set-Apart Femininity and Lies Young Women Believe. They are both amazing books 🙂

  • Dug down Deep by, Josh Harris.
    Do Not Say I am Too Young by, Dominic Russo.
    Holy Fire by, R.T. Kendall and
    Wrestling Prayer by Eric Ludy.

  • Jacey Faith

    Do Hard Things – Alex and Brett Harris
    Before You Meet Prince Charming – Sarah Mally.

    These are two books that have greatly influenced me.

  • jayne190

    The books that had the greatest impact on my life were:
    • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
    • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    • This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

  • Sammy J.

    totally gonna read some of these!!!!

  • Jesusfreak17

    Wow, this post was just like God shouting, “I love you and I have a way out!” with book 6. I struggle so much there…
    As for books I’ve read, there’s this kids series I really like called “Epic Order of the Seven”. It’s a juvenile reading level but the author really digs deep into the Bible with it, including exploring the prophecies behind Jesus’ birth and walking through Jesus’ life. It’s really engaging and creative and I really learned a lot about Jesus from reading it.
    Another good one is “Enemies of the Heart” by Andy Stanley.

    • @jesusfreak17:disqus Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read. If you haven’t read book #6 I would highly recommend taking the time to do that.

      • Jesusfreak17

        Yes, I am defiantly hoping/planning to!

  • How about Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris and their brother’s I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl? 🙂

    • Elizabeth Williams

      I saw your comment and just wanted to let you know that the Duggar girls highly recommend both “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” and “Boy Meets Girl”. I would read anything they recommend because I know they wouldn’t recommend anything unless it was really good.

    • Those books are all really really good 🙂 I definitely recommend them as well!

  • Elizabeth

    Have you ever read “It’s (not that) Complicated” ? It was a great help to me. (:

    • I haven’t read that book yet, but I’ve heard it’s very very good. I talked to the Botkin sisters for a few hours over dinner the other night and I love their heart for God. I’m sure their book has some great stuff to offer! Thanks for the recommendation.

      • Elizabeth

        That’s great that you got to talk to them. Their book is full of great tips and Biblical advice…just like your website! I just came across your website, and I find it very encouraging! Thanks for all the work you do to bless others. (:

  • Elizabeth Williams

    I do have one question. I have a lot of books that I’m wanting and the ones you recommended all sound good. However, there are a lot of books that, even though I know they are really good, they are kinda….how do I describe it….basic. Like, modesty 101 or relationships 101 or purity 101. Now I’m definitely not saying I know everything, but I am 22 and have been a Christian for several years. Some of the books I’ve read about seem like they would be more appropriate for young teen girls or maybe girls who are new Christians. Maybe this question will make sense…….

    • Elizabeth,

      I absolutely understand what you are saying. Many of the books that I was recommending are geared to teenage girls and cover topics that may seem basic to an older Christian girl.

      Some of my current favorite books as an older (26 years old) Christian girl are:

      1. True Woman 101 by: Nancy Leigh Demoss and Mary Kassian.
      2. Radical Womanhood by: Carolyn McCulley
      3. The Measure of Success by: Carolyn McCulley
      4. Choosing Gratitude by: Nancy Leigh Demoss
      5. Holiness, Brokeness and Surrender are all AMAZING. By: Nancy Leigh Demoss.
      6. Divine Design by: John MacArthur
      7. The Cross Centered Life by: CJ Mahaney
      8. Idols of the Heart by: Elyse Fitzpatrick

      Hope that helps 🙂

      • Elizabeth Williams

        Thanks so much for helping me out on this one! I will definitely check out the books you’ve recommended!

  • Rebeca

    I’ve finish of reading “Preparing to be a Help meet” and I’m really deceived with the book. Some of the teachings are good but 90% of the book is rubbish. Fortunately i didnt spend 20 euros in amazon for buying it. I found a pdf and i downloaded it. I said fortunately because is the worst book for spend your money. Debbi’s Pearls’ teachings are harmful to women (and as i read in other commentaries “Created to be his help meet” is even a worst book, but i have had enough reading “Preparing to be his help meet) Their teachings about how to be a Biblical woman and Biblical wife are regressive and oppressive, devoid of the love, compassion, and mutual respect the Bible commends in marriage. But worse, their teachings are harmful to children (i read many comentaries about “To train a child ” book that she wrote) . In fact, harmful isn’t a strong enough word. They are flat-out dangerous.

    She advocates using “switches” to spank children as young as six months old. They encourage parents to use belts or even plumbing tubes to beat children into submission. Their teachings have been linked to the physical abuse of many children and multiple deaths, including one seven-year-old who was beaten to death by her parents with plastic tubing for apparently mispronouncing a word.

    This kind of behavior is deplorable. It is vile. And I’m embarrassed that any who bear the name of Jesus Christ have put a single dollar into their bank accounts. People like the Pearls give others who follow Jesus a bad name.

    • Rebecca

      About “Created to be his help meet” i read this:

      “Pearl advocates a system in which godly wives live as complete subordinates to their husbands, with no “equal rights.”

      At one point, Pearl encourages a young mother whose husband routinely beat her and threatened to kill her with a kitchen knife to stop “blabbing about his sins” and win him back by showing him more respect

      Sudden aggressive outbursts are part of what it means to be a man, according to Pearl. “The wisest way to handle the aggressive husband is by not taking personal offense,” she advises. “Avoid provoking him.”

      In an appendix at the end of the book, Michael Pearl weighs in and writes:

      “Has your husband reviled you and threatened you? You are exhorted to respond as Jesus did. When he was reviled and threatened, he suffered by committing himself to a higher judge who is righteous. You must commit yourself to the one who placed you under your husband’s command. Your husband will answer to God, and you must answer to God for how you respond to your husband, even when he causes you to suffer.Just as we are to obey government in every ordinance, and servants are to obey their masters, even the ones who are abusive and surly, ‘likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands’…You can freely call your husband ‘lord’ when you know that you are addressing the one who put him in charge and asked you to suffer at your husband’s hands just as our Lord suffered at the hands of unjust authorities…When you endure evil and railing without returning it, you receive a blessing, not just as a martyr, but as one who worships God.”

      It seems the Pearls believe that a wife should submit to her husband, even if it means her death…

      As i said before Pearls teachings are deplorable. I would like that you remove “Preparing to be his help meet” as a recomended book in this list. There are good books as “Finding the love of your life” from Neil Clark Warren that are 10000% better.

      • RedFox3

        I know this is 3 years too late, but what a sick twisted teaching….0-0
        Promoting wife abuse.

    • Rebecca,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and share your concerns with me. I appreciate your concern about the book “Preparing to be a Helpmeet.” Although I understand where you are coming from I must say that I disagree with a lot of it. I realize that the Pearls writings and teachings have become a big controversial issue. I’ve personally read and own at least four of the Pearls books and honestly enjoyed them very much. I don’t agree with every single thing that they say but I found a lot of truth in them.

      As far as “Preparing to be a Helpmeet” goes, I’ve personally read it twice and have had both my younger sisters read it. They both read it and loved it.

      In no way am I for or would ever promote or accept a book that teaches “regressive and oppressive, devoid of the love, compassion” view of marriage and being a wife. I personally did not see that in the book and would be very curious to read specific quotes from that book that made you think they are for that.

      This blog post is not geared towards child training so I don’t think it’s necessary that we go into “To Train up a Child” although I have read it.

      I would appreciate you giving me any quotations or page numbers from the book “Preparing to be a Helpmeet” that you found unbiblical and concerning. I am absolutely interested in learning about these issues with their book because I seemed to have missed them.

      Bethany

      • Rebecca

        Hi Bethany,

        First of all, thanks for answering
        me. Maybe I have been a little bit critic with the book. Of course you can get
        some good teachings but as i said before, i have found a lot of teachings that
        i’m not agree, or i dont see are agree with the Bible.

        I’m Spanish and i have read the
        book in its Spanish version so for saying you specific pages maybe is a little
        bit difficult, because probably will be different ones in the English book, so
        i’m going to share you my conclussions about different topics the book speaks,
        and you can search it in your english version.

        I see that the role of the
        woman being presented in the book is entirely to please your husband. Yes, as
        wifes (or future wifes) we have to please our husbands, but the way she talks
        about this, seems to say that no matter
        what our husband does we have to please them. In the other Debbie’s Pearl book,
        (Created to be his help meet) at one point, Pearl encourages a young mother
        whose husband routinely beat her and threatened to kill her with a kitchen
        knife to stop “blabbing about his sins” and win him back by showing him more
        respect.

        Sudden aggressive outbursts
        are part of what it means to be a man, according to Pearl. “The wisest way to
        handle the aggressive husband is by not taking personal offense,” she advises.
        “Avoid provoking him.” It seems Debbie
        Pearl believes that a wife should submit to her husband, even if it means her
        death…

        Seems that by Pearl’s all kind
        of marriage problems are provoked because women doesn’t practice enough submission
        to his husbands. And thats is unrealistic and sexist and unchristian, because
        is well known that not all the problems in marriage are caused by women. If a
        man drinks, or treat bad the childrens or kicks his wife, i dont believe is
        wife fault but seems that Debbi Pearl believes that men are saints always and
        his behaviour cant never be questioned.

        While it is biblical to
        respect the authority of your husband, relationships between husband and wives
        are represented in the book as then man dominating the woman, doing whatever he
        wants and expecting the wife to just handle all of his choices.

        I remember particularly the
        story in Chapter 16. John and his girl getting married, and soon after that,
        John decided to left his job to go to the Bible school…. 6000 km away. She
        wanted to stay in her city and getting pregnant and start a family soon and
        John wanted to wait 5 years to having children.

        As i can see, the goals of this couple were clearly different
        and they should have spoken about his future life to avoid future problems.
        They should have spoken vital things as having
        children
        soon or not, but before the wedding. And as i read they didnt do it. So in my opinion, i see the problem here: lack
        of communication about future plans in marriage.

        Instead of recognizing this
        big problem, the woman of the story beggins to say that she is the only guilty because
        is not enough submissive to his husband desires.

        Finally his husband lefts her,
        and she thinks is always her’s fault for not approving her husband plans. Of
        course going to a Bible School is a nice plan, but when you are getting married,
        you have to think in the other person as well , and responsabilities are bigger
        than when you are a single one.

        For that reason is important
        to talk about the future married life in courtship, to avoid this kind of
        problems in marriage. Instead of that, in this story, John wants to realize his
        dreams or being a Bible worker, and his wife wants to realize his dream of
        being a mother soon. Probably if they had spoken before they could have found a
        solution (like waiting a couple of years to marry to study theology, or save
        enough money to do the Bible courses being married, or even not getting married
        if both saw that her goals have nothing in common).

        But instead of that, John and
        his girl arrive to the wedding day without knowing each other desires for
        future life. And John wants to left his job to go to study theology… and his
        wife feels dissapointed because she thoughts in starting a family soon and see how
        his husband left a job to study very far away. So obviously dissapointment
        appears in both of them and problems begin to appear.

        But instead of recognizing
        this problem of lack of communication before marriage, the book only says that
        SHE is the only guilty in this story for not fulfill her husband desires.
        Totally unfair and sexist in my opinion. The Bible says: “ Do two walk together
        unless they have agreed to do so? (Amos 3:3)

        Immagine that you get married
        and suddenly your husband says you that he wants to work in a circus with
        elephants and travel during 30 years around the world. Maybe your husband is a
        little bit inmature and thinks he can establish a family, being a circus artist
        today , a backpacker tomorrow, and a sailer in a few weeks…

        Come on, as women God has
        given us common sense to choose someone as a life partner with common goals or
        interests and of course choose someone with enough emotional stability and
        maturity to start a family. But in Debbie’s Pearl eyes, if your man want to be
        an artist circus today and a backpacker tomorrow, you have to be like a sheep
        and please him wherever he wants, even if his ideas are crazy. And that concept
        of being a sheep without questioning anything is repeated across the book.

        At one point in the book, she
        speaks also about unmarried women (especially older ones) and portraits them as
        EMPTY, OLD MAIDS… Society also does the same with women who pasts her 30’s
        and are not married. Portrays
        them as empty, as exigent, as maybe unmarried because have an horrible
        character that anybody wants for coexistence… and is not true in some cases.
        A woman can be perfectly 30 years old and be happy and have a good character,
        but didnt find her life partner yet for different reasons. Debbi Pearls does
        the same as society does : judge and criticize “older” single ladies. But she
        didnt say nothing about single men in his 35… sexism again. However, according to 1 Corinthians 7, Bible
        holds a high view of God-focused singles.

        Many courtship stories presented are strange in my
        opinion. Couples getting married just a few months after courtship. I’m not
        agree with 7 years courtship but obviously married after 4 or 5 months for me
        is premature. (She married 8 days later Michael Pearl’s proposed her, and in
        that time they were only friends)

        At some point i think she saids
        that women are made only in the image of man, so they have to please man
        because they were created after man. I always though that women were created in
        the image of GOD (and also men of course).

        She also saids that God only
        works when we ask and can’t work without our prayers… I know cases where a
        couple have met in God’s time for them, even if they aren’t praying in this
        moment specifically for getting married soon. Maybe you are not thinking in
        marriage, and are not praying for it, but God considers that the time has came
        to introduce your help meet, and he can do the things happen. I’m not saying
        prayer is not neccesary, of course is always neccesary, but i’m saying that God
        can also introduce a couple for getting married in the future even if they are
        not thinking on marriage right now and are not praying desesperately for that.

        While it is biblical to respect
        the authority of your husband, relationships between husband and wives are
        represented in the book as then man dominating the woman, doing whatever he
        wants and expecting the wife to just handle all of his choices.

        Mrs. Pearl’s belief that a
        woman’s primary duty in life is to honor and serve her husband. Can we all agree that a believer’s
        primary duty is to honor and glorify God?

        Throughout the book, the author questions why couples take so
        long (4 months from the beginning of their relationship! ) to get married.
        Summing up, she encourages premature marriages and that is so dangerous in my
        opinion, specially if the couple are young as some 20 year old cases mentioned
        in the book.

        This book assumes that you have good parents & family
        which can help you pick out a husband. So much could’ve been added. Of course a
        good family can advise you if they see potential dangerous things in your
        future husband. But they never can push you to pick out a concrete person. That
        is called arranged marriage.

        Fear and shame tactics frequently abound in this book
        including various inferences that women who do not see her point of view are
        bitter, unforgiving, and (in her words) will end up as crazy lunatics, old and
        alone later in their lives (no joke!).

        So much can be added about
        Debbies Pearl teachings but i didnt do for not making it so long.

        In my opinion Marriage is a
        two-way Street. Both parties MUST be committed and willing for a marriage to
        work. The premise of this book argues that regardless of how a husband lives it
        is up to the woman to make the marriage work, at any cost.

        Definetely, if we want to be
        prepared to be a help meet in our future marriages, they are other christian
        authors that have handled the subject matter better but Debbie Pearl is not one
        of them.

  • CT

    Is there a reason why Authentic Beauty is not on this list?

  • Annika Smith

    The book that has most shaped my life, apart from the Bible, obviously, is a devotional book I’m now reading through for the third time. It is called “The One Year Devotional for Students” by Rick Christian. God used that book to bring me to Him when I called myself a Christian but had no idea what truly being a Christian meant. I didn’t have a relationship with Him, didn’t trust Him – it was nothing but words and a basic knowledge of do’s and don’ts and doctrine. It was so dry. Then I started using that devotional, gradually started actually looking up the verses it told me too, gradually not allowing myself to skip days anymore, and now I have a faith beyond anything I could have imagined three years ago.

  • Rachel

    I read the book ‘And The Bride Wore White’. It is the best book, I think, has ever been written. It was such an inspiration and I could not put it down! I can’t wait to try the other books in this post!

  • Anna Hanson

    Hello, I really do love your website and your articles included. I would like to add a book to your list.. Kisses For Katie by Katie Davis. It’s about a young christian girl who is a missionary to Africa and her story was truly inspiring and wonderful. Please add it to your list.

  • Musical Ragamuffin

    I read The Highlander’s Last Song by George MacDonald last summer, and it was the best book I’ve ever read. It describes how a soul “wakes up” to the world, how nature is God’s cathedral, and the difference between innocence and pretending. Anyway, it’s hard to describe. Please read it! It is a very thoughtful book.

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  • FaithHope

    Some of the boys that have had the greatest impact on my life are:
    Putting Feet to Your Faith – Peter Hammond
    Evidence not seen – Darlene Rose
    Hard to Believe – John MacArthur
    Pilgrims Progress – John Bunyan

    It’s (Not that) Complicated (- A & E Botkin) is good too…
    I haven’t read any on the books on your list.

    • Daniela Hammond

      Peter Hammond is my Dad! 🙂
      I am so pleased his book has impacted your life. I have also read ‘It’s not that Complicated’. Great book!

  • Nikole, God’s child

    “gods at war” by Kyle Idleman a really great book about finding and destroying idols in my life. I highly recommend it.

  • Zágoni-Szabó Tünde

    +Passion and purity by Elisabeth Elliot:)

  • Wolfsmädchen

    I haven’t read a book from your list, but I’m waiting for “When Dreams Come True” to arrive in the mail 🙂 Looking forward to reading it!

  • Sydney

    “Before you Meet Prince Charming,” by Sarah Mally is also an awesome book.It talks about remaining pure for your future husband. It’s mostly aimed towards 12-18 year-olds(or so).

    • Brooke M.

      Yes! Sarah is a friend of mine and this book is wonderful! Another one is written by her sister Grace and it’s about witnessing. It is called Will Our Generation Speak? Thank you for this wonderful book list!

  • Adjeley

    Unshamed by Jessie Minassian and Backwards Beauty by Jessie
    These books are amazing

  • Margaret

    I just finished a study on true womanhood 101

  • Daniela Hammond

    Hi Kristen and Bethany!
    I wanted your opinion on this matter… What do you guys think about dancing? Is it alright to dance with boys? (Like in ballroom or swing dancing).
    Thank you so much. I appreciate your comment 🙂

  • Hannah B

    So excited to read True Woman 101 as soon as I can! ❤️

  • Pearl Mathias

    Hey Bethany! Thank you for sharing this list.
    I’ve read When God Writes Your Love Story and absolutely loved it. It’s so honest and challenging, and it’s really helping me view this season of singleness in my life as a beautiful blessing.
    I’m really excited to read True Woman 101 and Set Apart Feminity.

  • Kate

    Thanks for this! I’ve already read True Womanhood 101, I’m looking forward to reading the others! My current to read list is: Chasing the Dragon (reading) , Set-Apart Femininity, I kissed Dating good-bye (I’m reading this for the second time) and then a few history books…. the list goes on forever, but those are up front right now.


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