Below are staff-picked recommendations for books, ministries, movies, and more. Click on a topic to jump to the material.
Here are just a few of the MANY books that we could recommend to you, our readers. You can choose to print this out and turn it into a reading “checklist”, or you can simply scroll through it when you’re looking for a new book to read.
Devotionals and Study Books
His Princess: Girl Talk With God by Sheri Rose Shepherd
Girlz 4 Christ 90-Day Devotional E-mail Girlz4Christ@yahoo.com to get a copy!
The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy
Made to Crave for Young Women by Lysa TerKeust and Shaunti Feldhahn
Pure Love Pure Life by Lysa Kok Colopy
The Whole Guy Thing by Nancy Rue
Get Lost by Dannah Gresh
General Christian Fiction
The Jerk Magnet by Melody Carlson
Never Been Kissed by Melody Carlson
Carter House Girls Series by Melody Carlson
Dating Games Series by Melody Carlson
Global Warning Series by Heather G. Wilson
The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt Series by Stephanie Morrill
Sweet Seasons Series by Debbie Viguie
Universally Misunderstood Series by Kristen Billerbeck
Words from the Rock Series by Melody Carlson
Hot Chocolate With God: Just Me & Who God Created Me to Be by Camryn Kelly with Jill and Erin Kelly
Hot Chocolate With God 2: Just Me & My Friends and Family by Camryn Kelly with Jill and Erin Kelly
Interrupted by Rachel Coker
Live to Give by Austin Gutwein
Noble Imposter by Amanda L. Davis
Precisely Terminated by Amanda L. Davis
God’s gift of grace and forgiveness were meant to change your life. The Bible has plenty of verses that describe God’s call to His followers. Here are just a few:
-Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit -Matthew 28:19
-Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. -James 1:27
One of the best ways to get going with your call is to join an organization that has a similar mission as you. That way, you can find out about the mission needs, learn the ropes of the ministry, and confirm your calling. Then, you can choose to get involved deeper with this organization, or go and start your own project! Here are some of the ministries that we believe are working effectively for God’s kingdom.
Amazima Ministries has feeding, vocational, medical, and educational programs in addition to orphan care. You can sign up to be a child sponsor, buy jewelry from the vocational program, support the feeding program, or read Kisses from Katie, written by the girl who founded Amazima! http://www.amazima.org
Answers in Genesis proves the validity of the Bible in a variety of ways, including their Creation Museum and upcoming Ark Encounter. You can help them while witnessing to your friends and solidifying your faith by visiting their attractions or using their educational materials. http://www.answersingenesis.org/
Cry of the Orphan informs us of the startling statistics and needs of orphans and foster children worldwide. They offer interested people like you the opportunity to join their prayer vigil or using their wealth of resources to impact the lives of orphaned children. http://cryoftheorphan.org/
Ellie’s Run for Africa is a fundraiser to help impoverished children in Africa break the cycle of poverty by obtaining education, food, and a roof above their head. If you live in the Nashville area, you can participate in the annual run, but if you don’t live near Nashville, you can still help by promoting the event or becoming a “Hero”. https://elliesrun.org/
Every Orphan’s Hope wants every child to be able to experience family. Their work in Zambia, Africa has allowed dozens of orphans to live in homes headed by a widow now known as “Mama”. If you sponsor a child for $27 a month, 100% of your money will go toward you child’s care and you will be connected with your child and a community of other sponsors. http://everyorphan.org/
Girlz 4 Christ Magazine obviously wants to get girls involved in ministry, that’s why we publish this blog, social media, and a magazine full of devotionals, lifestyle advice, and inspiration for following your call in ministry. You can help Girlz 4 Christ by donating, gifting subscriptions to friends, or using your talents to write, photograph, or edit for us! http://www.girlz4christmagazine.org/
Gospel for Asia utilizes native missionaries to reach their Asian neighbors in the name of Christ. You can fund missionaries’ training and projects, volunteer with GFA, or learn more about the need for native missionaries through their free resources. http://www.gfa.org/
Gracie Schram is a teenage girl who ministers through her music, and then donates her proceeds to help orphaned and needy children around the world. You can join Gracie’s ministry by buying her music, scheduling her for a performance, or donating directly to her current goal of building an orphan home. http://www.gracieschram.com/
I Am Second demonstrates that God is First through testimonies of famous Christians and witnessing outreaches. You can get involved by volunteering at an event near you, using their Street Team tools, buying and using their gear, or going global on one of their Expeditions. http://www.iamsecond.com/
Set Apart Girl is a great place to grow in Christ and learn practical ways to take action and live your life for God. Author Leslie Ludy gives some great advice on how to make a difference in your day-to-day life as well as how to follow your calling to care for global needs like orphans, poverty, and human trafficking. http://setapartgirl.com
Voice of the Martyrs realizes the fact that so many countries in today’s world still make Christianity illegal and unbearable. They provide relief to persecuted Christians around the world, and you can help by donating money to their various projects, writing to imprisoned Christians, or pray for the needs outlined in their monthly newsletters. http://www.persecution.com
World Vision has the goal to build a better world for children in need by providing basic life necessities like food, clothing, and education. You can choose to sponsor a child on a monthly basis, or give one of the many life-changing gifts in their gift catalog. http://www.worldvision.org/
Here are a few of our favorite films. They’re perfect for sleepovers, family movie nights, or just to watch on a relaxing day.
Courageous– These policemen put forth maximum effort in their jobs, but what about when it comes to their family? When a tragedy strikes, these men must step up and make a commitment to God and to their families.
Grace Unplugged- Grace Trey feels like her former-rock-star father is keeping her from being the singer she’s meant to be. When she receives an opportunity to run away and record in Hollywood, Grace faces sacrifices and decisions that help her realize who she truly is.
Mom’s Night Out- In attempt to get away from the daily stressors of motherhood, a few friends go out one evening for a relaxing evening… or so they think. Comedy ensues as the craziest things that could possibly happen occur to these families!
When the Game Stands Tall- When a record-breaking football team actually loses a game, things seem to take a turn for the worse in each of the players’ lives. The coach endures his own struggles too, but his dedication helps get the team back on track, no matter what the score is.