Best of 2021 – Christian Books, Posts, & More

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2021 had its share of good and not-so-good in many areas of life. Shall we revel in and hang with the good–the best of 2021 concerning Christian books, blog posts, Christian products, and more? Check out these suggestions from readers and me, Kristi.

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Best Books of 2021

Ever find a book you can’t put down? That’s what this list is comprised of–books we’ve lapped up like water to a starving soul who has stepped foot out of the desert. Some were published in 2021. Others? Well, they made their entrance in prior years but were read this year, staking their claim in our list of favorites.

(A huge thanks to the readers who responded with their favorites!)

Christian Fiction

Kristi’s Favorite Christian Novels

(There are soooo many, but here are three Christian fiction books that really stuck out to me this year. If you’d like to keep up with what I’m reading or have read, connect with me on Goodreads. Forwarning: Most titles as of late are fiction reads, but there are a few nonfiction Christian books swimming in that list, too.)

235910: Love and the Silver Lining, #2 Love and the Silver Lining, #2
By Tammy L. Gray
234965: All That Really Matters All That Really Matters
  • Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert (This one’s a wee bit older, but SUCH a good read.)

Reader Favorites

87485: Summer, Sunrise Series #2 Summer, Sunrise Series #2
656251: The Story People The Story People
By Heather Kaufman
156967: Someone Like You: A Novel Someone Like You: A Novel
By Karen Kingsbury
525132: Redeeming Love Redeeming Love
By Francine Rivers

Christian Nonfiction

There’s nothing like a good read. With so many of my friends being writers, I can tell you, there are many solid Christian nonfiction books available on the market. Here are a couple of suggestions for your nightstand.

Kristi’s 2021 Christian Nonfiction Suggestion

2021 offered some great Christian nonfiction reads, but because I’m trying to strengthen my own fiction-writing muscle, I stuck with novels. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this devotional and even purchased it for a friend who was battling cancer. For a little more than the cost of a card, recipients can enjoy daily encouragement for days, not moments. 🙂

573280: Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness Health, Healing, and Wholeness: Devotions of Hope in the Midst of Illness

A Reader Christian Nonfiction Favorite

013496: Habits of a Godly Woman Habits of a Godly Woman
By Joyce Meyer

Best Blog Posts

Here are five reader favorites from, ones you consider the best blog posts of all time. Enjoy–and feel free to share these with others, pin them, or repost them on your social media to spread the net of faith far and wide. Others may need what God will use these words to say.

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Picture of the ocean's edge with Christian blog post title overhead: 9 Verses to Take with You to the Beach this Summer
Pink flowers with Christian blog post title over top. A Prayer for My Mother
Christian Blog post title
Picture of Christian fiction books with blog post title 10 Not-to-Miss Female Christian Fiction Authors

Your Favorite Free Christian Resources

These (+ many other not-to-miss downloads & ministry resources) free Christian resources are available in the Subscriber Library. (Password is in your welcome email & monthly Insider newsletters.)

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Embracing Gratitude Free Printables
Grab your free Gratitude Journal + Bible Reading Plan
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(2) 30-Day Psalms Bible Reading Plans
Free Christian Planner Pages
Free Christian Planner / Daily Task Page
2 Options – Each w/ Spiritual & Practical Focus.

Your Favorite YouTube Video

Did you know my YouTube channel offers several helpful videos for free?

(Like praying God’s Word.)

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Here’s the most popular prayer video from a bit back in time. 😉

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Best Christian Products

Here are four of your favorites from the Kristi Woods Etsy Studio. (Check out the new Scripture coloring book addition + new printable scripture cards coming in January!)

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Downloadable Bible Study
Bible study title page: Fear What? Debunking the Power of Fear
Downloadable Bible Study
Digital Bible Study cover picturing sand grains for Shake Off Discouragement
Downloadable Bible Study w/Videos Access
(Coloring pages, Scripture Cards, & Bookmarks also available. Study-only option’s available, too.)

Thumbnail of 12 Scripture Cards, verses from Psalms, printable and available in the Kristi Woods Etsy Studio
NEW in 2021!
Perfect for memorizing, framing, or giving.
12 Inspirational Psalms on a beautiful watercolor background.

Best of 2021 – That’s a Wrap!

Subscribers will receive this post link during the final week of the year. You might be reading this later. Whatever the case, the resources are still applicable all year through. But for this recap of the best of 2021? That’s a wrap! God’s best to you in 2022.

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