An Extra Mile Study Guide, By Sharon Garlough Brown
An Extra Mile Study Guide
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Published: March 05, 2019
  • Imprint: IVP Formatio
  • Item Code: 4656
  • ISBN: 9780830846566

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  • 2019 Christianity Today's Book of the Year - Fiction

What next steps is God calling you to take?

Join the characters of An Extra Mile, the final book in the Sensible Shoes series, as they journey through the seasons of Lent and Easter. In this eight-week study guide you'll dive deeper into key spiritual practices from the book, using daily Scripture readings and reflection questions designed to help you be attentive to the invitations of the Holy Spirit. Each week concludes with discussion questions and suggested practices for groups to do together.

This guide offers the perfect tools for individuals and groups to explore and apply the spiritual formation themes of An Extra Mile along with Mara, Hannah, Charissa, and Becca.

"Don't miss this last mile. Reckoning with loss, life not going as planned, and relinquishing plans altogether, An Extra Mile is as harrowing as it is satisfying."

Sarah Arthur, preliminary fiction judge for the Christianity Today Book Awards

"Yet again, Sharon Garlough Brown offers the perfect blend of a riveting story and spiritual content—this time during the season of Lent. Redeeming and refreshing, I highly recommend it, even though it means saying goodbye to literary friends I have enjoyed for four novels."

Lucinda Secrest McDowell, author of Ordinary Graces

Read an Excerpt


Week One: Chapters One and Two
Week One Group Discussion
Week Two: Chapters Three and Four
Week Two Group Discussion
Week Three: Chapters Five and Six
Week Three Group Discussion
Week Four: Chapter Seven
Week Four Group Discussion
Week Five: Chapters Eight and Nine
Week Five Group Discussion
Week Six: Chapters Ten and Eleven
Week Six Group Discussion
Week Seven: Chapters Twelve and Thirteen
Week Seven Group Discussion
Week Eight: Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen
Week Eight Group Discussion


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Sharon Garlough Brown

Sharon Garlough Brown is a spiritual director, speaker, and cofounder of Abiding Way Ministries, providing spiritual formation retreats and resources. She is the author of the bestselling Sensible Shoes Series, which includes spiritual fiction novels Sensible Shoes, Two Steps Forward, Barefoot, An Extra Mile, and their study guides.