2017 Bibliopolis Summer Reading Challenge!

I am excited to announce the 2017 Bibliopolis Summer Reading Challenge, which starts today, and ends September 1st. And yes, if you’re in the middle of a book right now, you may use it for the challenge.

Sorry to all the adults, this is a chapter book challenge for high school and younger only. I’m guessing the participants will be 2nd-12th graders, but if your K-1st grader wants to tackle it, they are welcome to, especially if you the parent want to read along with them.

How does it work? If you’re at Gracepoint Berkeley church, you can pick up a copy of the bingo board at Bibliopolis. If you’re at one of our church plants, or away for the summer, you can download your own copy of the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge bingo board here.

There are 25 squares (of course you can read MORE!). You can choose what bingo line you want to start reading. You’ll get one raffle ticket per book, and one bonus ticket for every bingo line. So you don’t necessarily have to make bingo lines for this challenge.

Read the rules carefully, though. You can only use a book once on the board! I suggest doing it in pencil, so that you can move books around later if you need to. 🙂

For each book you read, you’ll fill out a book review. Below is a picture of it, but again, you can download your own copy of the Book Review form here.

You’ll want to put this somewhere safe. I would strongly suggest using a folder or binder for your entire challenge, as you’ll need to keep all of your book review forms together as well!

The book review doesn’t take too long, but do notice at the bottom it says that you will be asked to redo your book review if you do a shoddy job.

I hope you have fun doing this challenge, and yes, I will do it too!

What’s the first book you’re going to read?




1st Bingo Winner!

Just 10 days into the Bibliopolis U Summer Reading Challenge and we have our first Bingo winner over at Gracepoint Berkeley church! Being the first, Andrew makes many constituencies proud: bragging rights to a2f Berkeley, Class of 2016 college graduates, MCAT studiers around the world, and the general Brohirrim of Gracepoint.

For those of you who are curious, Andrew completed the middle line. He read some legit books, including The HobbitThe Case for Faithand notably, the Christian Heroes series biography on…Brother Andrew (not him!). And like many of you who have told me, he has a strategy of which line he’ll be reading next.

I know some of our other churches across Gracepoint Ministries will be launching their own summer challenges soon. I’m looking forward to celebrating our readers everywhere!