The Book of the Month Club is a monthly opportunity to discuss great Christian books.

Our book selection for November is The Characters of Christmas by Daniel Darling.

DISCUSSION DATE:  Tuesday, December 3rd @ 2pm in the Sharptown Church Library



A fresh look at the Nativity story through the stories of ordinary characters.




Below are the books that we’ve read so far. All are recommended reading.  Copies of each are available in the library.


  • Driven by Eternity by John Bevere
  • Help My Unbelief by Barnabas Piper
  • Divine Direction by Craig Groeschel
  • All Things New by John Eldredge
  • Life Without Lack by Dallas Willard
  • The Last of the Giants by Harry Rimmer
  • Eternity Is Now In Session by John Ortberg
  • The Characters of Christmas by Daniel Darling


  • Real Christianity by William Wilberforce
  • Know What You Believe by Paul E. Little
  • 7 Men by Eric Metaxas
  • Half Truths:  God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say by Adam Hamilton
  • Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado
  • Moses by Charles Swindoll
  • Everybody Always by Bob Goff
  • Magi’s Christmas by Noel Thornley


  • Finding God When You Need Him Most by Chip Ingram
  • Gods at War by Kyle Idleman
  • Living the Resurrection by Eugene H. Peterson
  • The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias
  • You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado
  • The Ambition by Lee Strobel
  • The Grave Robber by Mark Batterson
  • The Red Sea Rules by Robert J. Morgan


  • When Christ Comes by Max Lucado
  • Cross Roads by Wm. Paul Young
  • Something More by Catherine Marshall
  • No Fear by Tony Perkins
  • Lifted by Sam Allberry
  • David by Charles Swindoll
  • Radical Reliance by Joseph Stowell
  • SUEBIQUITOUS by Sue Duffield


  • When Christ Comes by Max Lucado
  • Found in Him by Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Love Does by Bob Goff
  • Undone by Michele Cushatt
  • The Question That Never Goes Away:  WHY by Philip Yancey
  • Soul Keeping by John Ortberg
  • Girl in the Song by Chrissy Cymbala Toledo
  • Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Phil Ryken


  • Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian
  • Jesus Is ____. by Judah Smith
  • The Colors of Hope by Richard Dahlstrom
  • Fearless by Max Lucado
  • The Unselfishness of God by Hannah Whitall Smith
  • Job: A Man of Heroic Endurance by Charles Swindoll
  • The Journey:  How to Live by Faith in an Uncertain World by Billy Graham
  • Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson


  • The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
  • Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado
  • Who Is This Man? by John Ortberg
  • The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn
  • In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
  • They Found the Secret by V. Raymond Edman
  • Edge of Eternity by Randy Alcorn
  • America the Beautiful by Dr. Ben Carson
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom


  • Things Unseen:  Living in Light of Forever by Mark Buchanan
  • When Christians Get it Wrong by Adam Hamilton
  • Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives by Charles Swindoll
  • God’s Story, Your Story by Max Lucado
  • Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
  • Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  • The Next Level by David Gregory


  • The Power of a Whisper by Bill Hybels
  • Radical by David Platt
  • More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
  • And the Angels Were Silent by Max Lucado
  • Know Doubt by John Ortberg
  • Forgotten God by Francis Chan
  • The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
  • Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels
  • The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren


  • Oswald Chambers: Abandoned To God by David McCasland
  • The Great House of God by Max Lucado
  • Autobiography of Fanny Crosby by Fanny Crosby
  • The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
  • Walking from East to West by Ravi Zacharias
  • What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
  • Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey
  • Esther by Charles Swindoll
  • Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges


  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
  • Joseph by Charles Swindoll
  • Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
  • You Were Made for More by Jim Cymbala
  • Holy Discontent by Bill Hybels
  • Captured by Grace by David Jeremiah
  • Paul: “A Man of Grace and Grit” by Charles Swindoll
  • WESLEY for Armchair Theologians by William J. Abraham
  • The Curate’s Awakening by George MacDonald


  • The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado
  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala
  • Elijah by Charles Swindoll
  • Fresh Power by Jim Cymbala
  • God Isn’t in a Hurry by Warren Wiersbe
  • The Faith by Charles Colson
  • The Shack by William P. Young
  • He Still Moves Stones by Max Lucado


  • Church, Why Bother? by Philip Yancey
  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  • Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
  • Susanna, Mother of the Wesleys by Rebecca Harmon
  • Amy Carmichael by Sam Wellman
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias
  • Safely Home by Randy Alcorn.


  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • Peace Child by Don Richardson
  • Light in the Shadow of Jihad by Ravi Zacharias
  • Know Why You Believe by Paul Little
  • The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer
  • Called to be Holy by John Oswalt
  • Your God is Too Small by J.B. Phillips
  • The Will of God by Leslie D. Weatherhead
  • A Gentle Thunder by Max Lucado


  • In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
  • What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
  • The Case for Easter by Lee Strobel
  • The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
  • On the Anvil by Max Lucado
  • Bruchko by Bruce Olson
  • Loving God by Chuck Colson
  • Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
  • The Mind of Christ by Dennis Kinlaw
  • God Came Near by Max Lucado