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Barefoot Study Guide
  • Formats: epub, pdf, and mobi
  • Published: March 05, 2019
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-7083-7
  • Item Code: 7083

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

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.

A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Sharon has served on the pastoral staff of congregations in Scotland, Oklahoma, England, and most recently in West Michigan, where she copastored with her husband, Jack, for many years. In March 2013 her book Sensible Shoes was named one of television personality Kathie Lee Gifford's "favorite things."

Sharon Garlough Brown loves hearing from her readers and responding to your questions about her writing process, the Sensible Shoes characters, and the inspiration behind her work. Click the button below to ask her a question, and she may respond to it in her Updates from Sharon Garlough Brown enewsletter.

BY Sharon Garlough Brown

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