Welcome to the August 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 August selection is Close to Home 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.
For August, the Christian Fiction Devourers group on Goodreads is discussing Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof AND The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot. 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 August are Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney AND The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim. 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 months of July and August is Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien. Discussion is scheduled for August 17, 2016.
Recent Christian Fiction Releases Featuring Discussion Guides
The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson (May 2016, Thomas Nelson, Historical Romance)
The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher (May 2016, Revell, Amish Romance)
Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon (June 2016, Revell, Contemporary Romance)
Almost Like Being in Love by Beth K. Vogt (June 2016, Howard Books, Contemporary Romance)
So, friends, what have you been reading lately? Any titles you’d recommend for book club discussions? Did you see that the INSPY Award Winners and Christy Award Winners have been announced? I think many of those books could make excellent choices for discussion!