The 10 Best Fun Women’s Devotionals: Christian Fiction Style

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First, have you ever considered the purpose of your devotional? {then we can talk about what I think make the best fun women’s devotional for women who love Christian fiction ???}

Definition of Devotional: of or used in religious worship

We all know that Jesus is supposed to get our best. He absolutely deserves our worship and devotion. Yet as busy 21st-century women, we often get distracted by the urgent, the visible, whatever is screaming loudest: after all, if we don’t change the baby’s diaper, who will?

And if you have 5 minutes, reading the latest Christian fiction or scrolling social media is way more fun and relaxing, right? If you have 5 minutes, do you think ‘Oh, hey, here’s a few minutes, let me read my Bible and pray!’ ??

Back to the definition above. Used in religious worship. A Devotional is not meant to replace your reading of the Holy Bible by any means. Instead, it should whet your appetite for reading Scripture, making you examine yourself and worship God.

The books I’m listing below do just that. They may not have been designed as a “Devotional” but they worked very well for me, and I believe that they will for you too! And here are a few similar suggestions for kids. Here are my top picks of the best fun women’s devotional books!

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Woman stepping in to a Bible. The best Devotionals for women who love Christian fiction

First: How To Set Yourself Up For Success

Finding Quiet Time: Practical Strategies for Moms Seeking Time with God By Anna Travis

Anna has written a fantastic book with 5 different strategies for setting up Time with God. Before you pick up one of the best fun women’s devotionals for women like us, it helps if you have a plan.

Anna talks about the different seasons of motherhood, and how as the seasons change, your strategy should also. I highly recommend this book if you are struggling with guilt from not having the best devotional time. With grace and simplicity, Finding Quiet Time could be exactly what you need to make the changes you want and need! And then of course you can read more of Anna’s books here!

Second: The Best Fun Women’s Devotional for “Bad Girls”

“No.” She shook her head, certain on this one. “I’m not good enough.”

“That’s true, you’re not. Neither are they. But I am.”

He held his arms out, as if to cradle something. “Are you ready?”

I read Liz Curtis Higgs’ Bad Girls of the Bible as a teen. The setup, with a modern retelling of a Bible story followed by a study of the Bible passage in question was fascinating. The modern version of Ananias and Sapphira is still stuck in my head. Apparently, I liked it so much that when ? I recently received a review copy of Really Bad Girls of the Bible I was more than happy to share my thoughts with you.

The format of this book is really neat. There is a fictional modern retelling of a Bible passage first. I would read that, and stop to think about it for several hours or even a day or 2. Then the second half of the chapter is a Bible study Q/A. Liz unpacks the verses so that you can have a good understanding of the passage. This simple and fun approach makes it one of the best fun women’s devotional, especially if you love fiction!

I learned a bit about human nature and forgiveness in reading this. And it was fun! The insider look at these girls’ lives and choices made me think. For example:

The teachers of the law and the Pharisees… In their time these were supposed to be the Good Boys, the “custodians of public morality.” In our time , though, we think of them as the Bad Guys, the men who made life miserable for Jesus and his followers…. What they hadn’t counted on was a man more concerned with people than with practices. After all, the Bible doesn’t say “law one another”— it says “love one another.”

Liz has made this into a very affordable Bible study, by offering a link in the book to free videos, the study guide, and a leader guide! I think this series is definitely one of the best fun women’s devotional. A Bible study that incorporates fiction!

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Third: The Best Fun Women’s Devotional for Getting a Grip!

Sometimes grasping the truth is difficult. but these books are amazing for helping you ‘get a grip’ on God’s Amazing Truths!

In the Grip of Grace

Max Lucado’s In the Grip of Grace is definitely one of the best fun women’s devotional for seeking more of HIM. It makes Grace easier to understand. Through stories like an imaginary letter from an insurance company to the story of some princes whose disobedience got them into quite a predicament and their different methods of trying to get out of it, each chapter serves as an opportunity to grow and worship.

Roadtrip: Sidecar Adventure with God

The Road Trip: Sidecar Adventures with God by Joe Lynn Crozier is one that will stick with you for a long time! I first read this several years ago and the mental images have stuck with me.

This book is definitely listed as Fiction. However, each chapter is a portion of the adventure followed by a few verses and recap in “regular church terms” in case you need it.

The idea of getting into the sidecar of God’s old motorcycle (not at all new and shiny) and exploring life is so exciting and scary, but isn’t that how it is supposed to be?

  • The fancy 4 lane free highway VS the pot-hole riddled toll-road that costs everything.
  • The “slum-like” comfort zone VS the beauty of the area just beyond the city limits of Comfort Zone…
  • Then there are conjoined twins of Wisdom and Virtue
  • The–no, I can’t list the rest, I’d spoil it for you!!

Definitely don’t miss this one! My mom and I both thought it was one of the most fun women’s devotional we had read.

The Way Home: The Best Devotional On RUTH!!

The Way Home, God’s Invitation to New Beginnings is AWESOME! This Bible study is SO POWERFUL! Tessa Afshar’s gift of writing fiction that draws you in, makes this Bible study stand out. Weaving the story of Ruth into its place in the whole counsel of Scripture, diving deep into the heart of the story and teaching me some cool stuff.

I thought I knew a lot about the book of Ruth before, but now, it’s become real in a whole new way. My Kinsman Redeemer is one who will act, and it’s okay to ask for more than we have a “right’ to expect because He delights in blessing those who demonstrate love and loyalty and faith!

The 5 days a week format is very helpful because life is busy. I think days 1-4 took me about 15 minutes each, and day 5 took maybe 7 minutes.

I received a copy of this book from #NetGalley, and chose to review it here. All thoughts are my own.

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Fun Women's Devotional books that Read More Like Christian Fiction

More Fun Books that Might As Well Be Devotionals

Some of the most fun women’s devotional books aren’t even listed as devotionals. They can be nonfiction like this next one by Patsy Clairmont. OR, if you’re anything like me, the ability to turn any book you read into one of the best devotionals for women you’ve ever read is only one printable away from you! Just click here for more info!

Normal is Just a Setting on your Dryer by Patsy Clairmont
Is all about not hiding from ‘Normal’ in life.

God uses Cracked Pots by Patsy Clairmont
Is a funny look are reality.

Friends of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury
Is another eye-opener and peek behind the Biblical scenes

Busy mom devotional  by Lisa T Bergen. 10 minute devotions.

Lisa T. Bergen, who writes some of my favorite Time Travel books has also written the Busy Moms Devotional Which is so cool. Very practical mom moments and a glimpse of her research travels, to boot!

Then there is 21 Days of Joy, a short story Devotional celebrating Mom.

Ok, go on, have fun, and read books!

Until Next Time, Love God, Love Books, Shine The Light!!

18 Comments on “The 10 Best Fun Women’s Devotionals: Christian Fiction Style”

  1. What wonderful resources you have picked to share! The Bad Girls collection has always been a favorite of mine. I love how it is laid out. I will be adding a few of these to my reading list. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I really like how you differ what a devotional is. I never thought of it that way. That it should not replace our bible time but instead add to our desire to reading our word. Great recommendations!

    1. Thank you, Carmen. I believe most who write Devotionals would be horrified, or at least very disappointed if they found that we were replacing our Bible time with their words.

  3. These recommendations sound like so much fun! I am always for whatever will get someone thinking about the Bible, asking questions and engaging with it. I would just encourage us ladies to make sure to read the Scripture itself and not just someone’s commentary or paraphrase of it (so easy to do…). 🙂

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