Thursday, September 16, 2010

Reminder: Christian Fiction Book Club in two more weeks!

How are you doing with September's book club selection, Havah by Tosca Lee? I've read the prologue and chapter one and the writing is so rich and evocative. I can't wait to really get into it. We've got two more weeks until everyone posts their discussion questions on September 29.

Want to join us? It's not too late to participate. Here is the original post describing how the Christian Fiction Book Club runs.

While we're waiting to discuss Havah, I thought I'd start a poll for October's book club selection. Do you have any books you'd like to suggest? Leave the titles in the comment section and I'll put a poll up in my sidebar next week so we can vote on the next pick.

The book I'd like to suggest is Immanuel's Veins by Ted Dekker.

Here's the blurb from Goodreads:

It is a dangerous tale of times past. A torrid love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice.

Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover.

With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds.

Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow.

Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter.

But remember, not everyone is for this story.

Want more information? My buddy Tiffany reviewed it at Tiffany's Bookshelf.

But, as Dekker admits, not everyone is for this story :). So let's hear some suggestions! What do you want to read in October?


  1. Wow! Dekker's book sounds exciting. I've been having trouble just getting my book club selection read.

    I gave you an award! You can pick it up here:

    I'll have to come back to see what your Christian Fiction Book Club selection is.

    Have a great day!

  2. That book sounds good.
    Let me know when it's my turn to host & I'll be happy to help out.
    I'm enjoying Havah, however, it hasn't enthralled me. Sometimes I feel like I'm making myself read it - it could just be that I'm tired...
    Have a great day, Joy!

  3. Ugh! DOn't ask Joy : )

    I haven't started it, unfortunately. Stupid college life is butting in!! Lol! I can't wait to read it, but I'm nervous that it's not going to get done in time : S

    That book sounds good....I don't know if I have any recommenatioins.

    Actually, we're reading Children of the Alley in my Religion class right now. It's really, really good! Here's the blurb from Amazon:
    Gabalawi's mansion sits at the desert's edge, surrounded by high-walled gardens. His sons, however, quarrel over his estate, and the omnipotent gangster banishes them from his earthly paradise. Their descendants settle outside the wall, desperately poor but always praying to Gabalawi for salvation. As each succeeding generation spawns its messiah, the people rise up against the ruling gangsters, seizing their portion of the estate, but greed and ignorance prove their ultimate undoing, poverty and suffering their inescapable fate. Mahfouz masterly unfolds this timeless story of oppression and a people's longing for deliverance from themselves. As in The Harafish (LJ 4/15/94), he focuses on how principle is coopted by mob psychology and all good works are subject to the entropy of corruption. This novel, which begs for religious allegory, is highly recommended for all collections.

    We've only read Adham's part so far, but it's really intriguing. I can't wait to read more! Just a thought, but we definitely DON'T have to use it : D

    Talk to you soon!

  4. Immanuel's Veins sounds intriguing. I'm not sure what I think of the premise, although I have read and enjoyed Dekker in the past. I'll definitely give it a try though.

  5. Oh, another suggestion might be Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Asfar.

  6. Hannah, course work comes first so I'll forgive ya' if you don't finish. ;) Thanks for the book suggestion.

    Julia, that is a great suggestion. I've also seen it offered as a giveway on about five different blogs recently. And I think I entered them all. :)

    Gina, I'm on chapter 6 now. So far, I wouldn't call it a page turner. But there are some things I'm really enjoying about it and I'm getting to the part where she gets tempted and things feel like they're gonna pick up.

  7. Lu, thanks for thinking of me for the award. :) I will get over to your blog this weekend. My computer is still down and I've been trying to accomplish all my social networking by phone. I've really dropped off in leaving blog comments! :(

  8. Me, too. I won it at Lena's blog and can't wait to read it :)

  9. Pearl in the Sand is also available on Netgalley which makes it a good pick too.

    Any other suggestions?

  10. Hello,
    Thanks for following my blog! I really appreciate that. I came over to check out your blog and I really like it! I'm quite interested in this Christian fiction book club. Might have to look at it more in depth.

  11. Hi Tarissa, nice to meet you! We'll be discussing Havah on Wednesday? Have you read it? Please pop in and join us!

    Do you have any suggestions for our October book club pick?


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