Pregnancy/Parenting Book Recommendations

I’ve been gathering a number of books over the years on the subjects of “Pregnancy” and “Parenting”. From conception to moving out of the house, I think I have all the ages covered. If you don’t see your favorite book in this list just let me know. I would love to check it out and add it to my collection!!! (Note: We have not read all these books. Some of them have been recommended to me by other parents. We are slowly making our way through the list.)

* I have read this book.



1> “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” By Toni Weschler*

2> “Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition” By Marilyn Shannon*

3> “Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way” By Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg*

4> “Husband-Coached Childbirth” By Robert Bradley*

5> “The Birth Partner” By Penny Simkin*

“The Bradley Method” By Marjie Hathaway*

“Trust Your Body! Trust Your Baby!” By Andrea Henkart*

“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” By Heidi Murkoff*

“The Birth Book” By William Sears*




1> “Happiest Baby on the Block” By Harvey Karp* (DVD Also)

2> “The No-Cry Sleep Solution” By Elizabeth Pantley*

3> “On Becoming Baby Wise” By Gary Ezzo* (DVD Also)

“Secrets of the Baby Whisperer” By Tracy Hogg*

“What to Expect the First Year” By Heidi Murkoff*

“Nighttime Parenting” By William Sears*

“The Baby Book” By William Sears*


1> “Preparation for the Toddler Years” By Gary Ezzo* (DVD Also)

“What to Expect the Toddler Years” By Heidi Murkoff*


“Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman’s Battle” By Shannon Ethridge

“For Young Women Only” By Shaunti Feldhahn


1> “Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father’s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood” By Robert Lewis

“Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle” By Stephen Arterburn

“Bringing Up Boys” By James Dobson

“For Young Men Only” By Jeff Feldhahn

“Real Boys : Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood” By William Pollack


1> “Gift from the Sea” By Anne Morrow Lindbergh*

2> “The Bathtub Is Overflowing but I Feel Drained” By Lysa TerKeurst*

“The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity” By Sally Clarkson

“A Mom After God’s Own Heart” By Elizabeth George

“Disciplines of a Godly Woman” By Kent Hughes

“Mothers Who Think” By Camille Peri

“Don’t Make Me Count to Three” By Ginger Plowman

“Twenty-Five Things Every New Mother Should Know” By William Sears


1> “Becoming A Dad” By Stephen James*

“Daughters & Dads: Building a Lasting Relationship” By Chap Clark

“What a Difference a Daddy Makes” By Kevin Leman

“Dad’s Everything Book for Daughters” By John Trent

“Disciplines of a Godly Man” By Kent Hughes


1> “Parenting With Love and Logic” By Foster Cline*

2> “Growing Kids God’s Way” By Gary Ezzo* (DVD Also)

3> “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” By Tedd Tripp*

4> “Grace-Based Parenting” By Tim Kimmel*

5> “The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon” By David Elkind*

6> “Potty Training in One Day” By Narmin Parpia*

“Parenting Teens With Love And Logic” By Foster Cline

“Boundaries with Kids” By Henry Cloud

“Logged On and Tuned Out” By Vicki Courtney*

“Dare to Discipline” By James Dobson

“The Strong-Willed Child” By James Dobson

“How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” By Adele Faber*

“Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting” By William Farley

“How to Discipline Kids Without Losing Their Love and Respect” By Jim Fay

“For Parents Only: Getting Inside the Head of Your Kid” By Shaunti Feldhahn

“Give Them Grace” By Elyse Fitzpatrick

“Disciplines of a Godly Family” By Kent Hughes

“A Chicken’s Guide to Talking Turkey with Your Kids About Sex” By Kevin Leman

“Getting the Best Out of Your Kids: Before They Get the Best Out of You” By Kevin Leman

“Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours” By Kevin Leman

“The Birth Order Book” By Kevin Leman

“What The Bible Says About Parenting Biblical Principle For Raising Godly Children” By John MacArthur

“Go the Fuck to Sleep” By Adam Mansbach (Audiobook Read By Samuel Jackson)*

“Belly Laughs” By Jenny McCarthy

“Baby Laughs” By Jenny McCarthy

“Life Laughs” By Jenny McCarthy

“The Parent You Want to Be” By Les Parrott

“The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide to Raising a Family” By Martha Peace

“Financial Peace Jr.” By Dave Ramsey*

“Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World ” By Jill Rigby

“The Discipline Book” By William Sears

“The Family Nutrition Book” By William Sears

“The Successful Child” By William Sears

“The Everything Toddler Book” By Linda Sonna 

“Sacred Parenting” By Gary Thomas

“Instructing a Child’s Heart” By Tedd Tripp

“Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking” By Jerry Wyckoff