Barefoot Study Guide, By Sharon Garlough Brown
Barefoot Study Guide
  • Length: 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 12
  • Published: March 05, 2019
  • Imprint: IVP Formatio
  • Item Code: 4654
  • ISBN: 9780830846542

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The journeys of Hannah, Meg, Charissa, and Mara take unexpected turns in Barefoot, the third book of the Sensible Shoes series. In this study guide author Sharon Garlough Brown has crafted a practical resource to help you process the characters' stories and explore the novel's spiritual formation themes more deeply.

You'll find twelve weeks of daily Scripture readings, reflection questions, and invitations to prayer, with weekly discussion questions and practices for groups to do together. Each week also features a list of spiritual disciplines used by the characters that you can incorporate into your own life with God.

Individually or with a group, as you walk with the women of Sensible Shoes on holy ground, you'll be invited to encounter God in significant new ways.

"Whether or not you've been a devoted reader of the Sensible Shoes series, you will find yourself in the lives of the four women of Barefoot—in their gratitude and grief, their longings and resilient hopes. Most importantly, you'll meet Jesus, who startles us with this never-ending surprise: we are his beloved."

Jen Pollock Michel, author of Teach Us to Want

"Harrowing, lovely, joyous—like life, like faith. Beautifully rendered!"

Sarah Arthur, author of Between Midnight and Dawn

Read an Excerpt


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