Christian Books To Read In 2023

For Sunday Reading this week I am sharing my stack of Christian Books to read in 2023.

Christian Books To Read In 2023

I already shared my stacks of fiction books and nonfiction books that I hope to read in 2023. Today for Sunday Reading, I wanted to share the Christian books on my priority to be read list for 2023.

I had decision fatigue when it came to books in 2022. I have shelves full of books, but I still often can’t decide what I want to read.

When it comes to Christian books though it was more than at. I didn’t have a great year last year when it comes to Christian books. It isn’t so much that I didn’t read any, but I did not read a lot of great ones.

I also had more partially read Christian books and do not finish Christian books than normal in 2022.

Christian Books To Read In 2023 Nonfiction

A lot of Christians, and really people in general, don’t like to read books that they disagree with or that are from a different point of view. I am not like that.

I like to read all kinds of books. I don’t mind reading books that I disagree with. I like books that challenge me and make me think.

Often times a book that I don’t fully agree with still makes me think and often helps me confirm what I do believe. They also give me empathy for how other people live and think.

A lot of the Christian books that I read in 2022 were not bad books, but the writing felt lacking. In the Christian world today it seems like many authors are published simply because they have a large following, not because they are good writers or have a great story to tell.

I have read some great modern Christian books, but I have also read quite a few books that just were not for me.

Over the last few years, I have collected a lot of Christian books. I need to decide which ones are worth keeping on my bookshelves, which ones I need to clear out, and which ones I can recommend to others. I decided to put together a priority to be read list from my Christian books just like I did for my fiction and nonfiction books.

My goal with this list was to choose a wide range of books and topics. I hope it helps make 2023 a great reading year.

I tend to read Christian books more slowly than other books, so this list may be a bit ambitious. Hopefully, I will at least get through the majority of them.

Christian Books To Read

I read quite a few Christian books in 2023, but only seven were from this list. That isn’t great, but it is better than my nonfiction and fiction goals. I hope to read some of the ones that I didn’t make it to in 2024.

The titles I did read are in bold. Click on the title for the full review.

Christian Books To Read In 2023 Stack
Christian Books To Read 2023
Christian Books To Read Stack In 2023
Christian Books To Read In 2023 Two Books
  • Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture by Adam S. McHugh
  • Rejoice and Tremble: The Surprising Good News of the Fear of the Lord
A stack of four Christian books to read in 2023

Have you read any of the books on my list? What should I read first?

6 thoughts on “Christian Books To Read In 2023”

    • I will be sure to share a review of Introverts in the Church after I read it. When I saw someone else share about it I instantly bought it. I am definitely an introvert and the book sounds good.

  1. I am in the midst of reading What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Helps (and What Really Hurts). It’s a good one. I own Introverts in the Church and Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen, but I haven’t yet read them. Maybe this year! I would like to read Dream Small, Seasons of Sorrow, and A Still and Quiet Mind, so I will look forward to reading your reviews.

    • I have heard great things about What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Helps. I have read several of her other books and enjoyed them, so I am looking forward to reading it. I just finished Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen and it was good. I will probably review it for a February Sunday Reading. I think we probably have similar reading tastes when it comes to Christian books.

  2. I just found you because I finished the last book in Jan Karon‘s Mitford series! Boo Hoo! It’s actually been a very long journey and my reading taste is varied. I have read a bit at bedtime because
    Karon always brought joy or a chuckle! Even when the subject got tough.

    Although my home is overflowing with books and I taught English for 35 years, I’m glad I found your site. I also love auditory books for when I’m driving or painting. I don’t think there is a replacement for a certain author, but this will give me food for thought.

    Thank you for sharing. My daughter and I have not often read the same books, but we might in the future. She is in her 30s and on the East Coast; I am in California.

    Recently, I have enjoyed the works by Christie Purifoy! And I notice When Strivings Cease is on your list. I admit, I read about a third of it and just couldn’t get into it. I gave it away. We are all so different.

    • I am so glad that you found my site and enjoyed my reviews and book lists. The Mitford series is a series that is loved by many. You are not the only one that found our site because of the Mitford books. I have not read anything by Christie Purifoy, but will add her to my list.


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