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Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, April 2017

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s April selection is to be determined. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

By the Book is an in-person book discussion club that has introduced an online Facebook-based discussion option. To join in online, like the By the Book Facebook page, and be sure to check back there periodically for any discussion that may not have made it into your news feed. April’s selection is The Long Highway Home by Elizabeth Musser.

For April, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert AND Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title per month. The selection for April is The Atonement by Beverly Lewis. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the month of April is The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis. The discussion is planned for April 20, 2017.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

Home at Last by Deborah Raney (Abingdon, February 2017, Contemporary Romance)

Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky (Multnomah, February 2017, Historical Romance)

The Priority Unit by Susan Page Davis (Tea Tin Press, February 2017, Romantic Suspense)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, March 2017

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s March selection is The Things We Knew by Catherine West. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

By the Book is an in-person book discussion club that has introduced an online Facebook-based discussion option. To join in online, like the By the Book Facebook page, and be sure to check back there periodically for any discussion that may not have made it into your news feed. March’s selection is Still Life by Dani Pettrey.

For March, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen AND The Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title per month. The selection for March is The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the month of March is That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis. The discussion is planned for March 16, 2017.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House, January 2017, Historical Romance)

The Saboteur by Susan Page Davis (Tea Tin Press, January 2017, Romantic Suspense)

The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller (Kregel Publications, February 2017, Regency Romance)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, February 2017

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s February selection is From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

By the Book is an in-person book discussion club that has introduced an online Facebook-based discussion option. To join in online, like the By the Book Facebook page, and be sure to check back there periodically for any discussion that may not have made it into your news feed. February’s selection is My Sister’s Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould.

For February, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck AND The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title per month. The selection for February is Apple of His Eye by Kelly Caldwell. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the month of February is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by J.R.R. Tolkien. The discussion is planned for February 16, 2017.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson (Thomas Nelson, November 2016, Historical Romance)

Hope’s Design by Dawn Kinzer (Morningview Publishing, November 2016, Historical Romance)

Soar Like Eagles by Terri Wangard (Celebrate Lit, December 2016, Historical Romance)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, January 2017

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s January selection is Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

By the Book is an in-person book discussion club that has introduced an online Facebook-based discussion option. To join in online, like the By the Book Facebook page, and be sure to check back there periodically for any discussion that may not have made it into your news feed. January’s selection is What Happened on Beale Street by Mary Ellis.

For January, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron AND A Twist of Faith by Pepper D. Basham. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title per month. The selection for January is Hannah’s Choice by Jan Drexler. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the month of January is Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis. The discussion is planned for January 19, 2017.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher (October 2016, Revell, Amish Fiction)

The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep (October 2016, Shiloh Run, Historical Romance)

Child of the River by Irma Joubert (October 2016, Thomas Nelson, Historical Coming of Age)

The Candidate by Lis Wiehl (October 2016, Thomas Nelson, Political Thriller)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, December 2016

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the December 2016 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club will be doing something a little different for the month of December. Rather than choose a book for discussion at this busy time of year, the group is arranging for authors to offer giveaways on the discussion list. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

By the Book has been run as a local in-person book discussion club for years, but has just recently introduced an online Facebook-based discussion option. To join in online, like the By the Book Facebook page, and be sure to check back there periodically for any discussion that may not have made it into your news feed. December’s selection is Finding Riley by Dan Walsh.

For December, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter AND A Patchwork Christmas Collection by Judith McCoy Miller, Nancy Moser, and Stephanie Grace Whitson. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title per month. The selection for December is Amish Christmas at North Star by Cindy Woodsmall, Mindy Starns Clark, Emily Clark, Amanda Flower, and Katie Ganshert. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the month of December is Bilbo’s Last Song by J.R.R. Tolkien. The discussion is planned for December 21, 2016.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

Unblemished by Sara Ella (October 2016, Thomas Nelson, Young Adult Fantasy)

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon (October 2016, Revell, Romantic Suspense)

Long Way Gone by Charles Martin (October 2016, Thomas Nelson, Contemporary)

Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman (October 2016, Thomas Nelson, Amish Romance)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, November 2016

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s November selection is Deadly Encounter by DiAnn Mills. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

By the Book has been run as a local in-person book discussion club for years, but has just recently introduced an online Facebook-based discussion option. To join in online, like the By the Book Facebook page, and be sure to check back there periodically for any discussion that may not have made it into your news feed. November’s selection is Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall, but if you haven’t read Ties that Bind (first in that series) yet, you may want to start there.

For November, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert AND From a Distance by Tamera Alexander. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title per month. The selection for November is An Amish Wedding by Beth Wiseman and Kathleen Fuller. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the month of November is The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. The discussion is planned for November 16th.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

Sarah’s Orphans by Vannetta Chapman (September 2016, Harvest House, Amish Romance)

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble (September 2016, Thomas Nelson, Romantic Suspense)

Sarah’s Smile by Dawn Kinzer (September 2016, Morningview Publishing, Historical Romance)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, October 2016

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the October 2016 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s October selection is Medical Judgment by Richard Mabry. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

For October, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey AND A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title per month. The selection for October is Saving Gideon by Amy Lillard. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the month of October is All Hallow’s Eve by Charles Williams. The discussion is planned for October 19th.

The Christian Fiction Book Club, and the Fans of Christian Romance Goodreads group are taking breaks from discussion for the time being. The Christian Book Lovers’ Hideaway group is no longer on Goodreads.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

Deadly Encounter by DiAnn Mills (August 2016, Tyndale House, Romantic Suspense)

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James L Rubart (August 2016, Thomas Nelson, General Fiction)

An Amish Harvest: Four Novellas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Amy Clipston, and Vanetta Chapman (August 2016, Thomas Nelson, Amish Romance)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, September 2016

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the September 2016 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s September selection is The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

For September, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer AND Secrets She Kept (see my review of the audiobook here) by Cathy Gohlke. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Christian Book Lovers’ Hideaway group’s monthly discussions can be found on their Goodreads discussion page. No September discussion title has been selected, and messages sent to members indicate the group may be discontinuing soon.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title and one Christian fiction title per month. A message in the discussion forum this month noted the group is seeking a moderator for the monthly Christian fiction read and has put this discussion on hold in the interim. The Amish fiction selection for September is Her Brother’s Keeper by Beth Wiseman. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the month of September is The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. The discussion is planned for September 21, 2016.

The Christian Fiction Book Club, and the Fans of Christian Romance Goodreads group are taking breaks from discussion for the time being.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

Deep Shadows by Vanetta Chapman (July 2016, Harvest House, Speculative Fiction)

The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston (July 2016, Zondervan, Amish Romance)

Magnolia Moonlight by Mary Ellis (August 2016, Harvest House, Mystery/Suspense)

A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears (August 2016, Bethany House, Historical Romance)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, August 2016

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s August selection is Close to Home by Deborah Raney. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

For August, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof AND The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Christian Book Lovers’ Hideaway group’s monthly discussions can be found on their Goodreads discussion page. Their August fiction selection is Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title and one Christian fiction title per month. The selections for August are Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney AND The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the months of July and August is Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien. Discussion is scheduled for August 17, 2016.

The Christian Fiction Book Club, and the Fans of Christian Romance Goodreads group are taking breaks from discussion for the time being.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson (May 2016, Thomas Nelson, Historical Romance)

The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher (May 2016, Revell, Amish Romance)

Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon (June 2016, Revell, Contemporary Romance)

Almost Like Being in Love by Beth K. Vogt (June 2016, Howard Books, Contemporary Romance)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions? Did you see that the INSPY Award Winners and Christy Award Winners have been announced? I think many of those books could make excellent choices for discussion!

Christian Fiction Book Club Connection, June 2016

Book Club Connection

Welcome to the June 2016 edition of the Christian Fiction Book Club Connection. Thanks for stopping by! Whether you’re a pastor or ministry leader thinking of forming a book discussion group at your church, a current member of a book club, or simply a fan of Christian fiction hoping to connect with other readers, you’re in the right place. Please consider subscribing to my blog so you won’t miss future posts.

Today I’m providing information on Christian fiction discussions scheduled to take place around the web this month. I’m also featuring a handful of recently released Christian fiction titles for which a discussion guide is available, either included in the book itself or on the author’s or publisher’s web site.

Online Discussions Coming Up This Month

The ACFW Book Club‘s June selection is Sit, Stay Love by Dana Mentink. You can subscribe to the group’s e-mail list now, by following the instructions on their Web site, to be sure not to miss any announcements or discussion questions.

For June, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd AND Until the Dawn by Elizabeth Camden. Grab your copies and head on over to the discussion forum to check in with others who are in the midst of reading these books.

The Christian Book Lovers’ Hideaway group’s monthly discussions can be found on their Goodreads discussion page. Their June fiction selection is Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano.

The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title and one Christian fiction title per month. The selections for June are Heart in Hand by Barbara Cameron AND Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke. To join in, visit the group’s online discussion board.

Jamie of the Books and Beverages blog hosts a monthly Inklings discussion series for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, the title for the month of June is The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis. Discussion is scheduled for June 15, 2016.

The Christian Fiction Book Club, and the Fans of Christian Romance Goodreads group are taking breaks from discussion for the time being.

Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides

A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton (April 2016, WaterBrook, Historical)

Code 13 by Don Brown (April 2016, Zondervan, Suspense)

An Unbroken Heart by Kathleen Fuller (March 2016, Thomas Nelson, Amish Romance)

Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti (April 2016, Abingdon, Contemporary Women’s Fiction)

Behold the Man by Bodie and Brock Thoene (March 2016, Zondervan, Historical)

Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh (March 2016, Tyndale House, Contemporary Romance)


So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?