Best New Books for Christian Women Leaders in 2020

Even if your book stack is a mile high, you are going to want these new books for Christian Women Leaders coming in 2020!Leaders are readers … right? Although my “To Be Read” stack is a mile high, there are so many great books for Christian women leaders coming out in 2020,  I’ve already started pre-ordering them.  These are the ones I’m most excited about:

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Standing Strong: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living With Confidence – Alli Worthington – Available September 29, 2020

I know from personal experience that Alli Worthington doesn’t let you wallow in fear and doubt.  She equips you to stand right where God has called you to be.  “You can’t break a woman who draws her strength from God.”  Amen.

Dream Big: What You Want, Why You Want It and What You Are Going To Do About It – Bob Goff – Available June 23, 2020

Who doesn’t love Bob Goff? He has an amazing ability to say hard things in a way that makes you believe them, about yourself, God, and others.  If Bob tells me what I’m going to do about my big dreams, I’m definitely going to do it!

Fear Is Not The Boss Of You – Jennifer Allwood – Available NOW

I’m a big fan of Jennifer Allwood’s podcast and I really admire the way she has been able to pivot her career from one successful thing to something completely different.  In this book, Jennifer promises to “coach you to move from paralyzing fear into courageous obedience.” If anyone can do that, Jenn can.

I Am A Leader: When Women Discover the Joy of Their Calling – Angie Ward – Available NOW

Kadi Cole’s book Developing Female Leaders had a huge impact on me in 2019, and this one sounds like the perfect next step to stepping up where God has called us.


Wisdom on Leadership: 102 Quotes to Unlock Your Potential To Lead – John Maxwell – NOW

You can’t go wrong on leadership with John Maxwell.  Plus this sounds like it will be a handy resource when you need a leadership quote for a social media or blog post!

Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community and Step Into Your Influence – Jo Saxton – Available NOW

I saw Jo speak at two conferences in 2020 and I was blown away (plus immediately wanted to go buy a pair of red Wonder Woman boots!) She is truly a superhero in the women’s leadership world and I can’t wait to read her new book.

Quieting the Shout of Should: How a Life of Less Can Lead to More – Crystal Stine – Available October 6, 2020

Crystal’s first book, Holy Hustle, was one of the best to address how we can overcome hustle culture by working hard and resting well. This follow-up is a practical guide to giving up the guilt and shame of trying to live up to what you think everyone else is doing. Plus Crystal is one of the most kind and generous people on the planet!

Hidden Potential: Revealing What God Can Do Through You – Wendy Pope – Available NOW

God’s ready to use us now … not when we feel like we have overcome, risen up and gotten strong.  He sees the potential in us and is just waiting for us to take those first obedient steps to show what He can do through us.

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Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant To Be Safe – Craig Groeschel – Available NOW

Craig Groeschel has become so well-known for his work in the leadership arena, it’s easy to forget he is also the senior pastor of one of the largest, most innovative churches in the US.  As a leader, I’m recognizing more and more every day how prayer must undergird everything I do. This book stepped on my toes in the very best ways and led me to a deeper, richer prayer life.

Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business and What to Do About It – Jason Dorsey – Available July 7, 2020

I heard Jason Dorsey speak on generational leadership at the Global Leadership Summit and we were all captivated.  Gen Z is coming, and they will change the world through our businesses, churches and ministries. Actually, they are already here and we better be ready for it!

What 2020 books are on your bookshelf?  And what are you reading right now?

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15 thoughts on “Best New Books for Christian Women Leaders in 2020”

  1. Christa! Thank you so much for sharing the Christian Women Leadership books that you’re looking forward to reading this year. I especially was intrigued by the Quieting the Shout of Should: How a Life of Less Can Lead to More by Crystal Stine. I’m putting that on my list!

    • I can’t wait to get that one. I love Crystal so much and was delighted to meet her in person at the Declare Conference this year.

  2. Love these!
    I am all about leadership and I can’t wait to get my hands on a few of these titles. Honestly I would love to read them all, but then I might not have much time left for leading. I’m most excited about Jennifer Allwood’s book. Coaching is my thing. It’s an incredible tool that can make doing the right thing about a million times easier.

  3. I am also looking forward to Aimee Byrd’s new book that comes out in May about discipleship in the church and how men and women should be participating in it. I think it’ll be a good read for Christian women who lead.

  4. Jennifer Allwood is a gem. I have loved watching the evolution of her over the last few years. she has been an amazing role model and I adore her real-life grit. We are better people for having gotten to know her. She has have grown from a design inspiration source into a life inspiration source too.


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