Books to Read for International Women’s Day

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International Women's Day

It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how: with books.

Specifically, with books written by some amazing female authors who are determined to inspire through print and leave their mark on future generations. Whether they’re talking about the importance of friendship, how we can be better together, truths that will empower us, or how women can support the growth of the church, these new books are on everyone’s lips. Curl up with these weekend reads and support these female authors!


International Women's Day

Lies Girls Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free by Dannah Gresh

Today’s preteen and adolescent Christian women have more noise than ever to sift through: from online bullying, differing opinions of teachers, parents, and peers, to pressure on social media to be picture-perfect at all times, the struggle is real. “Prepare your daughter for the difficult challenges she’ll face in the world today with sections addressing: lies about God, lies about friendship, lies about the future, lies about herself, lies about boys, and more! This fun, easy-to-read book engages your daughter in the twenty most important truths she needs. She’ll help solve problems using fun sidebars and it’s packed with wisdom, quizzes, games, exploded quotes, and graphics to help her absorb the message.”

International Women's Day

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis is at it again! The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Wash Your Face released her new book on March 5th. Her books and crazy-popular Rise Podcast have made Hollis a household name. Hollis is the “self-taught on Google” founder of a multi-million dollar media company, and a role model for women both young and old. “With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.”

International Women's DayDeveloping Female Leaders: Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church by Kadi Cole

“What would your church look like in the future if it were to maximize the dormant gifts of the women God has brought there? In Developing Female Leaders, Kadi Cole, twenty-year veteran in leadership and people development, offers a practical strategy to help church and organizational leaders craft cultures that facilitate the development of women as volunteer and staff leaders.”

International Women's Day


Girls’ Club Experience: A Guided Journey into Friendship by Sally, Sarah, and Joy Clarkson

Who doesn’t want richer female friendships with other awesome women? A go-to guide for developing deeper, more meaningful relationships with other like-minded females. “Whether you work through the book with a current friend, a new friend, or a group of friends, the chapters, discussion questions, and exercises are intended to draw you into deeper knowledge and trust of one another.”

International Women's Day


The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey

“In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book’s ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life’s detours are there to teach us.” Comes out on March 26th!

International Women's Day

Girl, Arise!: A Catholic Feminist’s Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World by Claire Swinarski

Claire Swinarski, writer and creator of The Catholic Feminist podcast tackles a difficult question: is it possible to be both a Catholic and a feminist? “Swinarski reconciles the two identities by demonstrating the strength and abilities women have to share with the Body of Christ, the importance of women throughout the history of the faith, and how the love you experience through Christ and the Church can change you and the world around you.”



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Brittnee Newman, Marketing & Communications Strategist for Xulon Press, has been a blogger, freelance journalist and editor for just over half a decade. She joined Xulon Press as an editor in 2012, and now supports the company within the Marketing Department. Follow her on Twitter at @XulonBrittnee.

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