These small groups books are sure to spark discussion.
There are thousands of titles that your small group can study together, with new ones coming out every week. Why not pick a compelling title that everyone will be excited to discuss? When it’s time to pick your next book for study, round up a list of five books and have your small group members vote on the title they want to read the most. This way, you’re effectively engaging them in a discussion at the get-go. Hopefully this will encourage your small group members to be more active participants during the study of the book as well!
This year, we’ve seen a ton of new Christian living titles hit bookshelves. Here are five new and upcoming small group books we’re most excited about:
1. All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture by Kevin Harvey
When you look past the outrageous outfits and the antics of teen pop sensations, it’s easy to see that from the big to the small screen — and right down to the radio waves — God and His stories are still prevalent in pop culture today.
A great pick for teens, this small group book is both casual and engaging. It is filled with trivia questions and examples of biblical messages from current TV shows, films, and pop songs.
2. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
This is the revised and enlarged edition C.S. Lewis’ most popular classic. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s numerous denominations, Mere Christianity provides an unparalleled opportunity for both believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
Simple and powerful, Mere Christianity is the perfect book for a study on apologetics.
3. Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko
What do you do when the unthinkable happens in your life? Pastor Levi Lusko suddenly loses his five-year-old daughter just days before Christmas and is faced with impossible pain. He writes this book to share the eye-opening truth of hope in a world that is often filled with loss, pain, and suffering.
This emotional and inspirational memoir is a great read for those that are struggling with personal obstacles. The book will encourage you to overcome your fears and motivate you to live out a purpose-driven life.
4. For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
With refreshing wisdom, wry humor, fearless honesty, and a no-nonsense faith, Jen Hatmaker reveals how Jesus’ embarrassing grace is the key to dealing with one of life’s biggest challenges: people. This book will make you laugh while learning to practice kindness, grace, truthfulness, and love to ourselves and to those around us.
This book is perfect for a women’s small group and opens up a platform for discussing the issues that modern Christian women face today.
5. Living the Braveheart Life by Randall Wallace
Oscar-nominated Randall Wallace, the force behind critically acclaimed box-office hits like Braveheart, Pearl Harbor, and Heaven is For Real, pens an incredible memoir on finding the courage to follow your heart. His book challenges you to fight (and win) on the greatest battlefield of all: the one inside your very own heart, where you stand alone before God.
A great read for Braveheart fans, movie buffs, creatives, and career-driven people, Living the Braveheart Life shows how the Spirit formed Wallace’s life and career — not the other way around.
What books (other than the bible, of course) have made an impact on your small group? Share with us by leaving a comment below!
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