Encouraging Books for Challenging Times

Posted on May 21, 2020

Recently we asked our Reader Rewards members what books have helped them through trials or difficult times, and we received a lot of great answers! If you’re looking for inspiration and hope, learn what these readers had to say about encouraging books for challenging times.

Overcomer by Chris Fabry and Kendrick Bros. LLC

This book helped me to realize what it means to be a Christian. It challenged me in what that means to me and what that looks like to the world. How [I can] reflect Christ in everything I do and say. – Kelly L.

Try Softer by Aundi Kolber

Try Softer taught me how to be compassionate with myself - even when it is hard. – Ellie D.

Your Story Matters by Leslie Leyland Fields

Reading it during the pandemic reminded me of the importance of paying attention to my own story during this season, and of recording my memories. – Michele M.

Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow

It really helped me reading through this, and I even went through it twice - the devotions were so timely for me, and they were spot on to give me peace & encouragement. The studies helped me to find strength & contentment with my life as I live for the Lord each day. – Melba W.

Just. You. Wait. by Tricia Lott Williford

This book was just what I needed in a painful season of waiting, when my dreams were crushed and I felt lost and hopeless about the future. The author shared from her own story how difficult these seasons are and helped me see how God meets us in these hard places with hope, beauty, and his loving presence. – Christine M.

Other books our readers recommend:

The Holy Bible

Heaven by Randy Alcorn

Walking with Henry by Rachel Anne Ridge

Beginnings by Steve Wiens

Looking for more inspiration and encouragement? Check out these books for finding hope in hard times!