Just Show Up Book Clubs

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Quick Start Guide

Materials Needed

  • An audio book
  • Copies of print books
  • An audio playing device
  • An audio speaker
  • A facilitator
  • Four or more participants
  • A meeting location
  • Snacks [optional]


  1. Choose a suitable location for the speaker and audio playing device. Test the sound system and adjust the volume level.
  2. Invite participants to attend the gathering.
  3. Set out copies of print Bibles and snacks.
  1. Welcome everyone. Briefly summarize the book and introduce the chapters to be read.
  2. Play a chapter or two of the book, approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Take a few minutes for reflection and discuss as a group.
  4. Thank participants for coming and encourage them to return the following week.


The Just Show Up Guidebook (PDF) gives you all the guidance you need to get started.

Recommended Titles

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich

  • Life Together

  • The Cost of Discipleship
    The Cost of Discipleship

  • Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible

  • Letters and Papers From Prison

Guinness, Os

  • Fool's Talk
    Fool’s Talk

  • Renaissance

  • The Call (Abridged)
    The Call (Abridged)

Keller, Timothy

  • Counterfeit Gods

  • Generous Justice

  • Judges for You
    Judges for You

  • Jesus The King
    King’s Cross

  • The Prodigal God
    The Prodigal God

Lewis, C. S.

  • Mere Christianity
    Mere Christianity

  • The Great Divorce
    The Great Divorce

  • The Screwtape Letters
    The Screwtape Letters

Stott, John

  • Basic Christianity
    Basic Christianity

  • Understanding the Bible
    Understanding the Bible

  • The Living Church

  • The Cross of Christ

  • Men Made New

Wright, N. T.

  • Simply Christian
    Simply Christian

  • Simply Good News

  • Surprised by Hope

  • The Resurrection of the Son of God

Zacharias, Ravi

  • Jesus Among Other Gods
    Jesus Among Other Gods

  • Jesus Among Secular Gods

  • The End of Reason
    The End of Reason

  • Walking from East to West
    Walking from East to West

  • Why Jesus?
    Why Jesus?