Welcome to the August 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 August selection is Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley. 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. August’s selection is The One True Love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson.
For August, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander AND Close to You by Kara Isaac. 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 August is The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston. 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 this summer is An Anthology: 365 Readings by George MacDonald. The discussion is planned for August 17, 2017.
Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides
The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett (WaterBrook, June 2017, Historical Romantic Suspense)
High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin (Bethany House, June 2017, Historical Romance)
Love Story by Karen Kingsbury (Howard Books, June 2017, Contemporary Romance)
The Divide by Jolina Petersheim (Tyndale House, June 2017, Amish Romance)
So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?