Welcome to the July 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 July selection is Home at Last 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.
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. July’s selection is Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley.
For July, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green AND Playing By Heart by Anne Mateer. 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.
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 Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston (Zondervan, May 2017, Amish Romance)
Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson (Tyndale House, May 2017, Historical Fiction)
The White Feather Murders by Rachel McMillan (Harvest House, May 2017, Mystery)
Fatal Mistake by Susan Sleeman (FaithWords, May 2017, Romantic Suspense)
So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?