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

Christian Books To Read In 2023 Stack
  • When Strivings Cease: Replacing the Gospel of Self Improvement with the Gospel of Life Transforming Grace
  • Blessed Are the Misfits by Brant Hansen
  • Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I by Timothy Keller
Christian Books To Read 2023
  • What Grieving People Wish You Knew About What Really Helps and What Really Hurts by Nancy Guthrie
  • The Characters of Creation: The Men, Women, Creatures, and Serpent Present at the Beginning of the World by Daniel Darling
  • Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss the and Comfort of God by Tim Challies
  • Heaven Rules: Take Courage, Take Comfort, Our God Is In Control
  • Dream Small: The Secret Power of the Ordinary Christian Life by Seth Lewis
Christian Books To Read Stack In 2023
  • The God of the Garden: Thoughts on Creation, Culture, and the Kingdom by Andrew Peterson
  • The Loveliest Place: The Beauty and the Glory of the Church
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
  • Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen by Scott Sauls
  • Find Your People by Jennie Allen
  • A Still and Quiet Mind by Esther Smith
  • Deeper by Dane Ortlund

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

4 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.


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