Candid Bookshop: Books for Christian Women

On this page you’ll find some of the books written by our authors. We’ve separated them into genres to make them easier to find. Please note that many of our authors also write fiction. You can visit their author pages on Amazon to find more books by them.

Please note that our authors are supported by their book sales and this ministry is supported primarily through their efforts and affiliate commissions. Thus, many of the links on this page are affiliate links.

Christian Living | Bible Studies & Workbooks | Devotional & Prayer

Christian Living Books

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Candid Conversations

Candid Conversations

Written by Heather Hart & Contributing Authors

Life isn’t always sunshine and chocolate. It’s hard. In Candid Conversations you’ll hear real life struggles that real Christian women have faced head on, and how God has either used those struggles to refine their faith, or used their faith to help them weather the storm. From struggling with doubts to dealing with the loss of a loved one, these women lay it all out. They aren’t afraid to get real, because they know God can use their struggles to inspire, encourage, and reach others all for His glory.

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Quiet Conversations by Stephanie Carter

Quiet Conversations

Written by Stephanie M. Carter, M. Th.

Does your prayer life feel forced? Do you ever wished you had a more personal relationship with Jesus? Quiet Conversations will inspire you to trust that God can and does talk to you.  You will hear the intimacy of His voice and a sense of His presence. Stephanie Carter, ordained minister and teacher, takes you into the heart of her secret place. She shows you what it is like to have very natural conversations with a very real God, that reveal some very important truths He has for His children. The truths shared in this book will help you desire and develop a hearing ear to His voice alone.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul - Life Lessons from the Cat

Life Lessons from the Cat

Compiled by Amy Newmark
With Candid Gal, Laura Rath & Other Contributing Authors

You can’t help but be changed when you have a cat. They teach us about devotion, loyalty, and the value of living in the moment. They show us how to appreciate every day, and somehow, in those deep eyes, we learn about ourselves as well, becoming better humans.

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Mirror Mirror... Am I Beautiful?

Mirror Mirror… Am I Beautiful?

Written by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart

Does the mirror define who you are? Are you desperately striving to reach the world’s “perfect image” of outer beauty? Or have you given up trying, realizing you’ll never be “good enough?” It’s time to look deeper, past the surface. It’s time to find your true beauty! In this book, Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart speak to today’s teen girls about real issues. They dig deep exploring how our choices can have long-lasting impacts.

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Christian Living

Tomorrow is Not Promised

Written by Stephanie M. Carter, M. Th.

Tomorrow Is Not Promised shares the heart and soul of a woman determined to not let the pain and hurt of a broken marriage destroy the promises of God in her life, her children and her family. Standing in the midst of pain and rejection she was determined to love unconditionally her covenant partner, heal, and learn that God truly is her husband and Father. If you are tired, weary, and just plain need a miracle bigger than you could imagine this is the book for you. If you need to know love that will keep you forever fulfilled this is for you. If want to be His bride, this book is for you.

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Malnourished by Jaime Hampton


Written by Jaime Hampton

There is an epidemic of spiritual poverty among today’s children. While some are starving to death, others are actually overfed yet malnourished, due to an abundance of ‘spiritual junk food’ in our western culture.  Using a solid Biblical foundation, Malnourished is a call to action, urging parents to take back their rightful place as the family’s primary provider of spiritual food. If you are tired of the status quo and ready to embark on a life-changing journey, put on your battle armor! You will come away from this book with a renewed passion to wage war on spiritual poverty, and will be blessed as you see God at work in you and in your family.

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The MANual by Stephanie Carter

The MANual

Written by Stephanie M. Carter, M. Th.

Boys are growing up today in a world where having a father in the home is the exception. If you are looking for skills to counter the culture of fatherlessness while raising your son by yourself, this is the book for you. Find wisdom to navigate the rough patches with a son who is brokenhearted. You will feel encouraged and inspired to teach and live your convictions daily with your children. You are not alone. You can hear God, our Father, guiding you in what you will need to do in this book and create a manual you can live by with them.

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Body Image Lies Women Believe by Shelley Hitz, Heather Hart, and Other Contributing Authors

Body Image Lies Women Believe

Compiled by Shelley Hitz
With Candid Gal, Heather Hart & Other Contributing Authors

Throughout this book, Christian women share their stories of how they have struggled with body image lies and a distorted view of themselves. However, each of their stories also contains hope – the hope of replacing these lies with God’s truth. Our prayer for you is that you find encouragement within these pages and allow Christ to transform you with His truth. 

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Bible Studies and Workbooks

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My Story by Sarah Callen

My Story

Written by Sarah J Callen

“Tell me a little about yourself” is often one of the most uncomfortable questions for us to answer. Yet, when we know who we are, we’re less likely stray. When we know we are loved, we won’t seek love elsewhere. When we know we are safe, we won’t chase security. When we know we are chosen, we won’t have to strive. When we know we’re victorious, we can choose to rest. This study is your precious reminder that your identity is found in Him and not in your performance.

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Blessings from Above by Heather Hart

Blessings from Above

Written by Heather Hart

In His sermon on the mount, Jesus suggested that true blessings go much deeper than that–He taught that true blessings come from above. Go deeper into the beatitudes with Heather Hart as she shares modern-day examples of biblical teachings. Each of the eight chapters is short, includes questions to ponder, and was designed to bring Christ’s message home. When you pick up a copy of this book, you’ll know without a shadow of a doubt just how blessed you are.

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Letters from Christ by Heather Hart

Letters from Christ

Written by Heather Hart

Exiled to the island of Patmos, John was confronted with a vision of the glorified Christ, and called to write down seven letters from Christ to seven of the churches in Asia minor. 

What could be so important?

I invite you to find out as we dive in to this study of the letters from Christ. 

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Grace to Live Coaching Program

Written by Stephanie M. Carter, Th. D.

Grace to Live Coaching Workbook

Is the pain of your past knocking on your present and preventing you from having the future you want? Is your soul broken? Are you stuck in circumstances you created?

Join hundreds of other women who are taking a look at their lives through this self-coaching program while changing their destinies into what God created them to be. Allow this workbook to give you hope and become your best friend from the first page to the last. Personal growth through Grace to Live Coaching is guaranteed. The reward is true peace and joy in Christ.

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Devotional & Prayer Books

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A Proverb a Day

A Proverb A Day

Written by Sarah J Callen

The book of Proverbs has been a source of knowledge and revelation for years and has helped millions better navigate life. In this 40-day study, each reader is challenged to go beyond just seeking wisdom for their lives and connect with God on a deeper level. Reminded that we come to Him not to get anything, but simply because of who He is.

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His Story by Sarah Callen

His Story

Written by Sarah Callen

His Story is a devotional that dives into exactly who God is according to the Bible. It’s so easy to get blown away by the storms of life, but we can be confident in the promises of God because of the character of God. The days in this devotional aren’t numbered, so you can go through this study in the order you need. Make this study your own and set aside time to intentionally connect with God each day.

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Right Angles by Sherry Chamblee

Right Angles

Written by Sherry Chamblee

Oftentimes in life, our biggest problem comes from the angle we’re looking at things. When we straighten out the perspectives, in our own minds, we might just see the solution readily available. That’s why our perspective should always be guided by the Bible. God’s Holy Word is the only straight angle that will keep us in the proper perspective. In this four-week devotional, Sherry Chamblee helps us look at things from the right angle.

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A Mom's Battle Cry for Rest by Laura J Marshall

A Mom’s Battle Cry for Rest

Written by Laura J Marshall

Tired? Stressed out? Overwhelmed? In this little book, set in an easy seven day format, join one Christian mom on her journey to enter into the rest that refreshes and find freedom from weariness. This is a Battle Cry for Rest.

“The piles don’t yell at me anymore. I don’t know where along this journey they became silent and I took back authority over my time.”

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A Mom's Battle Cry to Overcome Fear

A Mom’s Battle Cry to Overcome Fear

Written by Laura J Marshall

What are worry, anxiety, and fear stealing from your life? In this little book, set in an easy seven day format, join one Christian Mom in her battle to overcome fear. “That night who I was changed forever. What the enemy had meant for evil, in that moment, would be turned around…slowly. I couldn’t let someone else suffer as I had due to not speaking up. I had to trust that God would protect us, no matter what I had just gone through. I dialed 911. “

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My God Is... Exploring the Attributes of God by Barbara Ford

My God Is…

Written by Barbara Ford

How well do you know the God of the Universe?

Sharing multiple Scriptural attributes of our Creator, My God Is… draws readers into a closer relationship with the great I AM. Snag your copy and start exploring the attributes of God, today.

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Christmas is Coming

Written by Heather Hart

Do you ever feel like the holiday season flies by way to fast? Heather does. For several years she woke up on Christmas Eve and didn’t feel like she was even ready for Thanksgiving. The holiday season came and went, and she felt like she was grasping at straws. She was so busy that she wasn’t able to enjoy the moments.

This Christmas, Heather invites you to join her as she purposefully anticipates the coming of Christ.

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Christmas Hearts - A Holiday Collection

Christmas Hearts

Compiled by The Christian Women Writer’s Club
With Candid Gals, Heather Hart, Sherry Chamblee, & Other Contributing Authors

This anthology includes two novellas, fun short stories, and devotions that will help you refocus your heart on Jesus this December. With Christmas quotes and Scriptures sprinkled throughout, this is a book that’s just right for your holiday season.

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21 Prayers for Teen Girls by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart

21 Prayers for Teen Girls

Written by Shelley Hitz and Heather Hart

Prayer is something Christians talk about all the time, but when it comes to actually talking to God, we often don’t know what to say. Written specifically for teen girls, the prayers in this book are the prayers of our hearts. You can pray the words on the page or use them as inspiration for your own prayers.

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Teen Devotionals… for Girls!

Teen Devotional Books

Written by Heather Hart and Contributing Authors

Are you a teen girl who is struggling to find a way to apply God’s Word to your life? Maybe you’re an adult who is looking for a way of communicating God’s Word to the teens in your life. Either way, we believe these devotions can help. Read daily by teens around the world, used in Bible study groups, and at events such as See You at the Pole™, Teen Devotionals… for Girls! have been inspiring young women for years. Throughout these devotions, you will find relevant words of Biblical wisdom for today’s teen girls.

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