We’re marking the end of this blog’s 29-month hiatus by kicking off the Gracepoint Book Club! 🙌 I tried to think of some snazzy name, but decided to stick with this for now. Whether you’re an avid reader or a reluctant one, or somewhere in between, chances are you’d like to read more.
One of the obstacles people have cited for not reading more is not knowing where to start. So each month I’ll be unveiling the “book of the month” in four different genres or categories. You can choose to read one or all!
As I read along with everyone, I’ll be posting some thoughts and questions here on the blog, and over on Convo. The dream, the vision, is that there’ll be some IRL conversations as well as convo-sations throughout our church about some good books and some big ideas. This will help us to remember more of what we read, and we’ll likely grow in our enjoyment of reading as well, which will start a virtuous cycle of even more reading and more thinking!
Our November book-of-the-month selections are…[insert drum roll]
- Christian book category: Fan the Flame: Let Jesus Renew Your Calling and Revive Your Church by Jim Cymbala, pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle Church. (Sept. 2022)
- Good Fiction category (aka English Class but *even* better!): Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Oct. 1953)
- Social/Cultural commentary category (aka Good Non-fiction about Big Ideas): The Life We’re Looking For: Reclaiming Relationship in a Technological World by Andy Crouch (Apr. 2022)
- Bibliopolis Wild Card category: The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton, who you might remember from Just Mercy. (June 2018)
All you have to do is start reading! I also recommend following this blog so you get updates on posts.
Which book are you thinking of starting with?