Sometimes on social media, it's easy to get weighed down by tragic news headlines, negative comments, and attitudes from other people, or even just the monotony of hearing the same voices over and over again. So, here's a list of 20 Christian women to follow. They are filling social media with encouragement, hope, and important perspectives on issues in the world. Their voices will likely lift your eyes to what really matters, make you think more biblically, and gently remind you that your perspective isn't the only one.
Christian Women To Follow 1: Trillia Newbell
Trillia Newbell's joy, enthusiasm, and love for Christ is contagious. Besides being a speaker and author, she also serves as the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. She is regularly called upon to speak and give input on various issues, and she does so with much wisdom and grace from above.
She is also the author of Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts(2016), which won an Award of Merit in the CT Women category of Christianity Today's2018 Book Awards, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015), and United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity (2014).
Christian Women To Follow 2: Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros
Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros is a Tejana poet, writer, blogger, and book reviewer. She writes about a variety of issues and topics, primarily relating to "the gristle of family and faith." Her poetry and other writings have appeared in dozens of publications, both online and in print.
Carolina loves cheering for and championing others, and is a lavish spreader of grace.
Christian Women To Follow 3: Patrice Gopo
Patrice Gopo is an essayist with a keen ability to depict societal issues and bridge cultural gaps through her writing. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Christianity Today.
The daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Patrice Gopo was born and raised in a predominantly white environment in Anchorage, Alaska. She draws from her experience to thoughtfully address topics relating to race, immigration, and belonging. Her first published essay collection will release in the summer of 2018.
Christian Women To Follow 4: Vivian Mabuni
Vivian Mabuni is a dynamic Asian American speaker and author of Warrior In Pink: A Story of Cancer, Community and the God Who Comforts (Discovery House Publishers, 2014). She has spoken at a number of events, including the If:Gathering in Austin, Texas, and various Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) gatherings.
She has a passion for teaching the Bible, and shares a vision with her husband to raise up and equip the next generation of godly leaders to positively influence the world with the gospel of Christ.
Christian Women To Follow 5: Erendira Ramirez-Ortega
Erendira Ramirez-Ortega writes fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews. She and her husband founded Burning Bush Press, where they seek "to honor the message and direction that we are called to live" and "to develop and sharpen those who desire to be spiritually grounded in biblical doctrine while encouraging and educating fellow believers in the faith." Erendira's personal writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, and several other publications.
Christian Women To Follow 6: Kristie Anyabwile
Kristie Anyabwile is passionate about teaching the Bible and discipling others. She serves the Lord in many capacities, including as a pastor's wife, a speaker, a writer, and a mom to three. Kristie's writing has appeared in a number of places, including Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and Revive Our Hearts.
Christian Women To Follow 7: Grace Cho
Grace Cho is a gifted writer and managing editor for The Mudroom and for GraceTable as well as a contributor for Inheritance Magazine and A Moment to Breathe (a devotional from (in)courage). Her diligent and careful editing has often been praised and commended by the authors with whom she has worked. She also enjoys mentoring others and speaking.
Christian Women To Follow 8: Jessica Galán
Jessica Galán is a high school teacher, blogger, and member of the Redbud Writers Guild. She has written regularly for iBelieve.com among other publications, and has served as a writing facilitator for Lysa TerKeurst through COMPEL Training. Jessica calls herself an eternal optimist and strives to spread the peace, joy, and hope found in Christ.
Christian Women To Follow 9: Patricia Raybon
Patricia Raybon is an award-winning author, essayist, and speaker. She has written six books, and her writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, USA Weekend, Chicago Tribune, Christianity Today, and Today's Christian Woman.
Patricia says her mission is "to encourage believers whose faith needs fueling-including myself." The tagline on her website summarizes her work: "Leading God's people to LOVE."
Christian Women To Follow 10: Helen Lee
Helen Lee is the author of Missional Mom and director of marketing at InterVarsity Press. She is a popular speaker and enjoys speaking and writing on issues pertaining to faith and culture, parenting, missional living, and race and ethnicity. Helen's writing has appeared in several publications, including Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, and a number of compilation books.
Christian Women To Follow 11: Marlena Graves
Marlena Graves is a speaker and author of A Beautiful Disaster: Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness. She enjoys speaking to college students and churches about what it means to follow Jesus. Marlena is a member of The Redbud Writers Guild, and her writing has appeared in places like Christianity Today's Her.Meneutics blog and Our Daily Bread.
Christian Women To Follow 12: Ruth Chou Simons
Ruth Chou Simons is an artist, author, entrepreneur, speaker, wife, and mom of six boys. She owns and runs Gracelaced, where she blogs and sells hand-painted artwork, including prints, notecards, journals, and more.
Her first book, Gracelaced, released in 2017. Ruth has been interviewed on a variety of podcasts, including Front Porch with the Fitzes, At Home with Sally Clarkson and Friends, Inspired to Action, and God-Centered Mom. Her work has been featured on Ann Voskamp's website and The Gospel Coalition, among other places.
Christian Women To Follow 13: Morgan Harper Nichols
The artistic gene runs strong in the Harper family. Sister of singer and songwriter Jamie Grace, Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist, writer, and musician. She is generous with her art, regularly offering free original poetry on social media to uplift and encourage people who share their stories with her.
In early December 2017, Morgan published 100 poem letters in a collection called Storyteller. She also has a popular song by the same title.
Christian Women To Follow 14: Bonnie Gray
Bonnie Gray is the author of Whispers of Rest and Finding Spiritual Whitespace. She blogs at Faith Barista, and her writing and been featured in RELEVANT Magazine, Christianity Today, and (in)courage. She is a sought after inspirational speaker and retreat leader, guiding her listeners to peace and rest in Christ.
Christian Women To Follow 15: Quantrilla Ard
Quantrilla Ard is a wife, stay-at-home mom, writer, doctoral student, entrepreneur, and creative at heart. She enjoys encouraging women from all backgrounds and walks of life, reading, journaling, and music. Quantrilla also serves as a freelancer, offering writing, editing, reviewing, proofreading, and other services.
Christian Women To Follow 16: Dolly Lee
Dolly Lee is the author of 7 Days of Soul Care: A Guide to Letting God Do the Extraordinary with Your Ordinary. In her book, she writes about "how God transforms our brokenness when we connect with His love." She blogs as a means of sharing God's redemption and magnifying the His transforming love.
Christian Women To Follow 17: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
Natasha is the author of Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship and founder of the nonprofit, Leadership LINKS, Inc. She is a highly regarded speaker, mentoring coach, and leadership consultant, with more than 15 years of experience in her field. Natasha is passionate about teaching the Bible, writing, education, and advocacy.
Christian Women To Follow 18: Dorcas Cheng-Tozun
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is a writer, editor, and speaker. Her book, Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-Up World released in 2017. She is a columnist for Inc.com and a regular contributor to Christianity Today. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Entrepreneurial Leader, and many other publications. Dorcas is also a member of the Redbud Writers Guild.
Christian Women To Follow 19: Alice William
Alice William is a writer and blogger at Walking in the Word, where she shares her love for God's Word and helps readers meditate on and memorize Scripture. She offers regular memory verse challenges and blog series related to the study of Scripture. Born and raised in India, Alice now lives in New England and works as a software/web developer.
Christian Women To Follow 20: Judy Wu Dominick
Judy Wu Dominick is a writer, musician, wife, mother, mentor, and advocate. As the tagline on her website explains, she is dedicated to "helping Christians engage more effectively across racial/ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic, and political divides. Judy's "third culture kid" upbringing has equipped her to be an effective cross-cultural bridge builder.
About The Author
Kate Motaung is the author of A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging (2018), A Start-Up Guide for Online Christian Writers, and Letters to Grief. She is the host of Five Minute Friday, an online community that encourages and equips Christian writers. She also serves as Publishing Consultant at Fistbump Media and is the owner of Refine Services, a company that offers writing, editing, and digital marketing services. Kate blogs at Heading Home and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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