Welcome to the September 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 September selection is The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks. 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 September, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer AND Secrets She Kept (see my review of the audiobook here) by Cathy Gohlke. 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. No September discussion title has been selected, and messages sent to members indicate the group may be discontinuing soon.
The Fans of Amish Fiction Goodreads group discusses one Amish fiction title and one Christian fiction title per month. A message in the discussion forum this month noted the group is seeking a moderator for the monthly Christian fiction read and has put this discussion on hold in the interim. The Amish fiction selection for September is Her Brother’s Keeper by Beth Wiseman. 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 September is The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. The discussion is planned for September 21, 2016.
Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides
Deep Shadows by Vanetta Chapman (July 2016, Harvest House, Speculative Fiction)
The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston (July 2016, Zondervan, Amish Romance)
Magnolia Moonlight by Mary Ellis (August 2016, Harvest House, Mystery/Suspense)
A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears (August 2016, Bethany House, Historical Romance)
So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions?