Hodder Faith, part of Hodder & Stoughton publishers, is launching a new Christian book club in September called The Big Church Read. The idea is to encourage as many Christians as possible (in the UK) to read the same book at the same time, in the hope that they can discover and share books that they find helpful. The first book will be John Mark Comer's 'The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry'.

The first Big Church Read will take place on Monday 21st September and will run for six weeks.  Each week a new (short) teaching video from John Mark Comer will premiere on the www.thebigchurchread.co.uk website which will guide people through the main sections of the book, with downloadable starter/discussion questions available for people to use in small groups.

The bookclub is completely free to join. Books can be bought via the Hodder Faith website or from your local Christian bookshop.

A one-page overview can be found here and is also posted below.

The publishers hope is that this will be a long-term, ongoing initiative to encourage Christians to read in the belief that it will help with spiritual formation and discipleship, as well as bringing people together through a shared community experience.

The publishers plan to run 2-3 Big Church Reads each year and the second will be in January 2021 with 'How to Pray' by Pete Grieg.