Being a Christian woman in today’s world isn’t always easy… okay, it’s probably never easy. Below, we share some of the resources that have helped us in our own walk with God. Each book, Bible study, or other resource has a short testimony from the Candid Gal who recommended it.

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Recommended Christian Books

What Women Fear

Written by Angie Smith

“Angie Smith bares her soul and says what most women would be afraid to. However, I would guess almost every woman could relate to all or at least part of her fears. This book was such a blessing to me, and I highly recommend it.” ~ Heather Hart

You Don’t Have to Try So Hard

Written by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory 

Review coming soon…

Your Mess Matters

Written by Luke Lezon

Review coming soon…

So Long Insecurity

Written by Beth Moore

“Reading this book was like having a heart-to-heart with a close friend. It was the first Beth Moore book I had ever read, but after turning the page on the last chapter I felt like I was saying goodbye to a dear friend (and I don’t mean my insecurity – I lost most of that halfway through). While not everything in this book applied to me, the parts that did were profound. It literally changed my life.” ~ Heather Hart

The Heart That Heals

Written by Patsy Burnette

“The Heart That Heals has helped me move beyond past hurts I’ve been carrying for years. It’s very inspiring and practical. It’s also helping me learn to pray better. I love the notes sections for reflection. It was easy to read and full of Gospel truth.” ~ Valerie Riese  

Overcoming Emotions

Written by Chip Ingram & Dr. Becca Johnson

“Through prayer, I have been learning to apply the concepts from this book, and it’s changing not only my life, but the entire day-to-day relationships and dynamics in my home.” ~ Valerie Riese

Click here to read Valerie’s full review

Not A Fan

Written by Kyle Idleman

Review coming soon…


Written by Beth Moore

Audacious is woven with the love of Jesus in a way that jumps right off the pages and into your heart. I highly recommend it.” ~ Heather Hart

Accidental Pharisees

Written by Larry Osborn

Review coming soon…

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Recommended Bible Study Resources for Christian Women


Written by Angie Smith

Seamless helped me see the Bible in a way that was understandable, and as a story. The amount I learned was countless. It opened my eyes to a lot of the history and timeline of the Old Testament and the New Testament as well.” ~ Jessica Schneider

Other Bible Study Resources

Other Recommended Resources for Christian Women

Staying Strong Summit

Candid Gal, Valerie Riese joined over 20 other speakers for the virtual Staying Strong Summit. Their messages will give hope to all who struggle with parenting problems, disabilities, mental and emotional health, tragedies, loss and grief, and much more.

The Hope Planner

“I love that the Hope Planner allows me to take my morning quiet time with me into the rest of my day. Not just that, but it has a place to write out my daily to-do list and keep track of my scheduled appointments. Planners like this are virtually impossible to find.” ~ Heather Hart