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6 Christian Body Image Books I Recommend

There has been a major increase in women and teens struggling with body image within the past few years. Believers are not exempt from the same struggles that many others face. Studies show that about 90% of women are struggling with their body image. It seems like a scarce topic discussed within Christian circles, so I compiled a short list of books I recommend to help Christian women struggling with body image and self-esteem, some I have read. By clicking the images, you will be taken to Amazon to purchase these books and I will earn a commission that supports our ministry.

Girls Gone Wise In a World Gone Wild by Mary A. Kassian

Girls Gone Wise in a world gone wild by Mary Kassian

I read this book in 2017 and I loved it! Mary Kassian expounds on different topics and areas of life and contrasts them with the corrupt nature of the world. The chapters range from beauty and fashion to relationships, media consumption, and personal success. Every girl should have this book on her shelf if she desires to seek godly wisdom for her decisions in a culture that is eager to silence God's truths.

Modesty Playbook: A Practical Guide to Modesty by Jasmine C. Garner

Modesty Playbook: How to Dress Modestly

If you're struggling with your outfits and feel convicted about them, I created a short and free ebook about biblical and practical modesty. This ebook will teach you basic concepts of modesty in the Bible, how modesty relates to body positivity, and provide a visual blueprint of how to dress modestly.

Pink Lips and Empty Hearts by Heather Lindsey

Pink Lips & Empty Hearts by Heather Lindsey

I read this book probably in 2019 and I also sent a copy to my little cousin who was struggling with self-esteem. Heather Lindsey delivers the truth with a lot of love in this book. She is like a big sister teaching her little sister that being dressed up and good-looking won't make her feel better about herself. Many women walk around with a mask of flawless beauty but are deeply wounded in their souls. You need this book if you can relate to always looking good but never feeling as good as you look.

Breaking Free From Body Shame by Jess Connolly

Jess Connolly Breaking Free from Body Shame Christian Body Image books

I haven't read this book but I've seen it show up many times. The reviews on Amazon are inspiring and I love that she says, "Dare to reclaim what God has named good." That is true! In Genesis 1 and 2, God looked at everything He had made and said that it was good. The word good translates to excellent in this context. So if you're struggling daily with eating habits and obsessive comparison, this is a great study for you.

Compared to Who? by Heather Creekmore

Compared to Who? by Heather Creekmore

Here's another book that directly relates to your daily struggle with eating habits, comparison, and just not liking what you see. Compared to Who? is also a ministry and podcast similar to ours and she has great reviews for helping Christian women take practical steps to improve their body image for the young and the elderly.

Raising a Body-Confident Daughter by Dannah Gresh

Raising A Body-Confident Daughter by Dannah Gresh

Lastly, if you're a mom of a young woman, then you also have a responsibility for raising your daughter's self-esteem and body image. You're not alone mommy! Grab this companion book from a mother's perspective as she shares eight godly truths with you to teach your baby girl.

There are a few other Christian body image books available but these are my top picks from Amazon. The first two cover other areas and touch on self-esteem and body image. The last three are specific for the daily habits you may have in your body image struggles like weight loss, dieting, and body confidence.

Hope you get the healing you need! ❤️

Are you also looking for body image courses? Check out our full list of resources.

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