Book clubs are a fantastic way for you and your friends to bond together and develop your faith. When you share the experience of a Christian book, you’ll be able to grow in new ways. It can be difficult to host interesting meetings consistently, however. Starting a book club for the first time can be even more intimidating, especially if you’ve never participated in one before.
Luckily, there are plenty of resources to help every meeting bring you closer to God and your friends. We’ll walk you through choosing books, setting up your home, and engaging your club members.
Choosing Christian Books
You can’t have a Godly book club without books! Amazon has more than 1.6 million titles available to choose from. Their customer review system makes it even easier to choose the best titles and get first-hand opinions from other readers like you. Plus, you’ll be able to filter by genre so your members can always have the type they prefer. Other booksellers, such as Barnes and Noble, also have religious sections.
Planning and Hosting the Party
Decorating is one of the most fun aspects of hosting a book club. You can outfit your home with fun, themed sections like holidays and seasons. Pinterest is an incredible resource for book club decorating ideas.
Moderating is important to keep meetings on track and helping everyone participate equally. Leading a meeting isn’t as hard as it may sound, especially when you pray for guidance and advice. Just remember to appreciate everyone’s opinion, respond with courtesy, and love one another.