Welcome to the February 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 February selection is The Methuselah Project by Rick Barry. 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 February, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann AND Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh. 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 and one Christian fiction title per month. The selections for February are Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund AND The Imposter 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 February is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. Discussion is scheduled for February 17th.
Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides
The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell (January 2015, Thomas Nelson, Contemporary)
The Forgotten Recipe by Amy Clipston (December 2015, Zondervan, Amish Romance)
The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes (December 2015, Zondervan, Contemporary Romance)
The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen (December 2015, Bethany House, Historical Romance)
So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?