Welcome to the April 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 April selection is A Spy’s Devotion by Melanie Dickerson. 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 April, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton AND The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz. 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 April fiction selections are Outlaw by Ted Dekker AND The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan.
The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title and one Christian fiction title per month. The selections for April are An Empty Cup by Sarah Price AND Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy. 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 Perelandra by C.S. Lewis. Discussion is scheduled for April 20, 2016.
Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides
If I Run by Terri Blackstock (February 2016, Zondervan, Suspense)
From Bags to Riches by Sandra D Bricker (March 2016, Abingdon, Contemporary)
The Restoration by Wanda E Brunstetter (February 2016, Shiloh Run Press, Amish)
Joshua’s Mission by Vanetta Chapman (February 2016, Harvest House, Amish)
An Amish Market: Four Novellas by Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, and Vanetta Chapman (February 2016, Thomas Nelson, Amish)
Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton (February 2016, Thomas Nelson, Contemporary Romance)
So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?