For adult Christian fantasy novel fans, reading can feel like a lonely pursuit.
Back in high school, several church friends loved joining me to explore the latest trending fantasy and sci-fi novels. We had a blast reading and discussing works like Cornelia Funke’s Ink Trilogy, Garth Nix’s Keys to the Kingdom, Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle series, Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven, and many other works. These books gave me joy, and not just through the thrills of reading them. I found joy by discussing their stories with others and trying to predict what came next.
Flash forward to adult life.
Suddenly that sort of community is harder to find—especially in Christian circles.
Maybe you’ve grown used to reading as a lonely experience. After all, unless you’re reading books aloud with others, the act itself—sitting down with a book—takes little effort. But what if God never designed reading as a solitary task?