Resources

A collection of devotionals and great books hand-picked by the Greystone staff and certain to edify you or a special girl in your life. Have something you would like us to read and consider sharing with the Greystone community? Tell us about it and we’ll take a look!

Elementary School

Devotionals

Looking to keep yourself or a young girl you know in the Word of God on a regular basis? The following books are a great place to start, presenting exciting and uplifting stories from the Bible to engage and encourage.

Jesus Storybook Bible

The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible and invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures — to discover that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation.

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids

Devotions written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child’s heart.

For Such a Time as This

From bestselling author Angie Smith comes her second children’s book, a Bible storybook for girls that features 40 biblical retellings from prominent women in both the Old and New Testament.

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift

Each day, families can read the provided Scripture passage, engage with a specially written devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme.

For Girls Like You

Wynter Pitts, founder of For Girls Like You magazine, gives girls a new devotional showing them a correct definition of themselves, opening their eyes to God’s truth and the difference it makes in their lives.

Books

Whether a girl’s looking for a bedtime story or a longer tale to get lost in, the selections that follow are guaranteed to be real page-turners. Readers will come away stronger for having experienced them as well.

The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt

Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children’s book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view.

You are Special by Max Lucado

In this heartwarming children’s tale, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is — no matter what other Wemmicks may think.

The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson

Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness presents a world of wonder and a tale children of all ages will cherish.

Sidney and Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs by Phil Vischer

Sidney & Norman uses the simple context of two pigs living next door to each other to communicate a profound truth about how we judge each other and often judge ourselves.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

These classic stories from C.S. Lewis are beloved by all ages, and great to read together as a family!

Middle & High School

Devotionals

Life can be challenging in Middle and High School! The Greystone staff loves the follow devotionals, which help older girls stay close to Jesus and apply His words to their lives.

Lifeway Girls Resources

A big list of bible studies curated by Lifeway Christian Ministries.

A Daughter’s Worth: A Bible Study for Teenaged Girls by Ava H. Sturgeon

Ava H. Sturgeon, a longtime teacher, understands the unique challenges that young ladies face and gently guides them to Biblical truth through personal examples, humor, and journaling.

A Daughter’s Heart by Ava H. Sturgeon

Written in a comfortable, conversational style, A Daughter’s Heart uses Scripture, relevant examples, and personal responses to encourage an authentic faith.

Smart Girls Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy by Susie Shellenberger

You’ll be encouraged and challenged with sound, biblically-based advice equipping you to stand up for your faith and live the Christian walk every day.

New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp

Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough.

The Blue Book: A Devotional Guide for Every Season of Your Life by Jim Branch

This Young Life favorite gets rave reviews. It’s designed to offer space and structure, Scripture and prayers, as well as readings and reflections for your daily time with God.

All in All Journaling Devotional: Loving God Wherever You Are

As you dig in to Sophie’s words and wit, you’ll better understand the wholeness and freedom that come from a life filled with Jesus. Each of the 100 devotions is followed by journaling prompts that will get you writing, keep you thinking, and help you grab all the goodness He has waiting for you.

Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence

Each day offers encouragement and hope from a Savior who is closer than you can imagine and who will never leave you. Grow in a deep personal faith while reading a message that everyone needs to hear and embrace deep within the soul.

100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self

You were always meant to be brave. With honesty and relatable humor, this compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie will help you embrace the path and the plan God has for you.

Books

Take your or your daughter’s Christian walk further during the pivotal years before college. Read the following recommendations from the Greystone staff.

10 Things for Teen Girls by Kate Conner

Chances are if you’re reading this, there is a young woman in your life for whom you desire the very best, and this book can help with that.

Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman

Popular (in)courage blogger writes candidly to “good girls” and helps women see that a relationship with God is not another performance-based role, but a safe place to be yourself.

Graceful: Letting Go of your Try Hard Life by Emily P. Freeman

Popular (in)courage blogger encourages teen girls to transform faith from a list of things to do to a personal relationship with Jesus.

Perfectly Unique by Anna F. Downs

From head to foot, the way you view your body is directly connected to how you serve God.

Speak Love by Anna F. Downs

You could be part of the first generation who uses their words to build up and not tear down, and even kill the mean girl mentality.

Redefining Beautiful by Jenna Lucado

Not feeling very beautiful? Learn what beauty is from God’s perspective.

Live Original by Sadie Robertson

Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson — star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson — shares her outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is.

You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth

Read the Wall Street Journal bestselling book that has helped close to 100,000 women embrace who they are and become all they’re created to be.

What Women Fear by Angie Smith

Join Angie and discover how to let Jesus redeem this struggle as only He can, that He will be glorified, and you will be transformed!

Love Idol by Jennifer Dukes Lee

To be loved. Yet this natural yearning too often turns into an idol of one of God’s most precious gifts: love itself.

Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong

In this hope-filled book, Strong shows women how when we follow God’s will, we receive blessings of contentment, purpose, and renewed strength.

Love Does by Bob Goff

In this whimsical, fun read, Bob Goff explains that love is an action that can change the world. Love doesn’t stop at thoughts and feelings - Love Does.

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by John Eldredge

The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. God offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive woman.

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst

The enemy wants us to feel rejected, left out, lonely, and less than. Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken–a love that does not reject or uninvite.

Guarded by Christ: Knowing the God Who Rescues and Keeps Us by Heather Holleman

Greystone alum Heather leads you through a series of mental shifts to help you live strong in the Lord who rescues, keeps, and holds you with His love.

She Reads Truth: Holding Tight to Permenant in a World That’s Passing Away by Amanda Bible Williams

She Reads Truth tells the stories of two women who discovered, through very different lives and circumstances, that only God and His Word remain unchanged as the world around them shifted and slipped away. Infused with biblical application and Scripture, this book is not just about two characters in two stories, but about one Hero and one Story. Every image points to the bigger picture—that God and His Word are true. Not because of anything we do, but because of who He is. Not once, not occasionally, but right now and all the time.

Finding I Am: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart by Lysa TerKeurst

This interactive, in depth study will guide you through Jesus’ I Am statements. It guides you through trading feelings of emptiness for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is.

You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are

Freedom is for everyone who wants it—the lost, the wounded, and those weary from all of the striving. It’s for those who gave up trying years ago. It’s for those angry and hurt, brilliant and burnt by the Christian song and dance. You are the church, the people of God. You were meant to be free.

Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough

Wild and Free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan is a liberty hymn for the modern Christian woman, who is held captive by the belief that she is too much, that she is not enough, and sometimes both.

Online Resources

Websites

While we love going technology-free at camp, there are so many great websites and apps out there to feed your faith outside of the camp bubble.

She Reads Truth

She Reads Truth is an online community of women in the Word of God every day. With daily devotions, study plans, downloadable backgrounds, and more, we love their mission and content!

Desiring God

Pastor John Piper’s website is a great resource for daily devotions, articles, and sermons.

YouVersion Bible App

Pr This is the best Bible app we’ve found. You can bookmark passages, add notes, and select different reading plans.

Proverbs 31 Ministries

Proverbs 31 is another online community seeking to lead women to a personal relationship with Christ. They offer devotions, daily radio messages, online studies, and lots of resources.

Thou Art Exalted App

This incredible new app wants to help teen and tween girls get to know Christ through the study of God’s word. It has Bible reading plans, daily devotions, and even art projects!

Echo Prayer App

Echo exists to help you pray.

If you’re anything like us, the biggest obstacles that keep you from praying are difficulty organizing or keeping a list of your prayers, then actually remembering to pray for those things when life gets busy. Echo was created to solve these problems, and to give you space to engage with your Creator.

Resources for Parents

Books

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of parenting books out there, we’ve felt it too! So we’ve rounded up a few gospel-centered books for when you need some encouragement and inspiration.

Becoming a Peaceful Mom: Through Every Season of Raising Your Child

Incredible Greystone mom Teresa Glenn wrote this encouraging, practical guide to partnering with God to be a peaceful mom. Whether you have teenagers or toddlers, being a mom is a daunting and amazing responsibility. And it’s a part of God’s design for you. You are deeply loved by God. Draw from the well of a relationship with him to sift through all that the world plops in your path.

Stong and Kind: And Other Important Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed

Korie Robertson believes that it’s never been more important to teach your children well. In this straightforward, practical approach to parenting, she helps you identify and encourage the traits you want to see in your children, and most of all, hand them over to God in prayer.

Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!

Discover the power, joy and love of living “hands free.” Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart―and your hands―to the possibilities of each God-given moment.

Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms

Motherhood is tough, and it often feels like the to-do list just gets longer and longer every day—making it hard to experience true joy in God, our children, and the gospel. In this encouraging book for frazzled moms, Gloria Furman helps us reorient our vision of motherhood around what the Bible teaches.

Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load

Following Jesus shouldn’t just be another thing on your to-do list. Motherhood sometimes feels like a list of expectations. You may be busy or even overwhelmed. But you are also strong and brilliant. And here’s a secret: a lot of those things on your list of expectations are things Jesus never expected you to do on your own. In Out of the Spin Cycle, author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom’s life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement.

The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children

Using biblical wisdom and practical teachings, Sally Clarkson shows how you can make a lasting difference in your child’s life by following the pattern Christ set with his own disciples–a model that will inspire and equip you to intentionally embrace the rewarding, desperately needed, and immeasurably valuable Ministry of Motherhood.

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

We all know it’s important to study God’s word, but it’s hard to know where to start. Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.

Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed

Every heart longs to be seen and understood. Yet most of our lives is unwitnessed. We spend our days working, driving, parenting. We sometimes spend whole seasons feeling unnoticed and unappreciated. So how do we find contentment when we feel so hidden?

Mom Set Free: Find Relief from the Pressure to Get It All Right

Combining modern research, personal stories, professional experience, and real-life examples, Jeannie Cunnion shows parents how to embrace God’s grace and let go of the pressures, external and internal, that come with raising children.