Welcome to the November 2015 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. Then I’ll wrap up the post with a discussion question I’d like you to chime in on.
Online Discussions Coming Up This Month
The ACFW Book Club‘s November selection is Sophia’s Tune by Cindy Thomson. 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 November, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist AND The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert. 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 November are The Forgiven by Marta Perry AND The Widow of Larkspur Inn by Lawana Blackwell. 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 Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Discussion is scheduled to begin on November 18, 2015.
Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides
The Tears of Dark Water by Corban Addison (October 2015, Thomas Nelson, Thriller)
Miriam and the Stranger by Jerry S. Eicher (October 2015, Harvest House, Amish Romance)
Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund (October 2015, WaterBrook Multnomah, Historical fiction)
The Memory Weaver by Jane Kirkpatrick (September 2015, Revell, Historical fiction)
Deadlock by DiAnn Mills (September 2015, Tyndale House, Romantic Suspense)
In my monthly Book Club Connection blog posts, I like to include a question aimed at book group participants. Something to prompt discussion and sharing of ideas amongst book clubs, whether the topic deals with selecting titles, leading discussions, or some other relevant issue. This month, I’m opening the floor to ideas for future discussion prompts. What book club related topics would you like to talk about? This is your opportunity to raise some questions of your own that could be used as discussion starters here in future months.