Sensible Shoes Study Guide, By Sharon Garlough Brown and Sharron Carrns alt
Sensible Shoes Study Guide
  • Length: 120 pages
  • Number of Studies: 12
  • Published: November 07, 2017
  • Imprint: IVP Formatio
  • Item Code: 8901
  • ISBN: 9780830889013

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Have you enjoyed the journey with Meg, Mara, Charissa, and Hannah? This companion guide will take you deeper into their world and give you an opportunity to try out the spiritual practices that you've seen them engage at New Hope Retreat Center.

Sensible Shoes Study Guide includes twelve weeks of daily Scripture reading, prayer, and reflection questions (five days a week) that correspond to the disciplines the women practice in the book. A group discussion guide concludes each week. Engaging the lives of these characters in their spiritual journeys will offer both a window and a mirror into your own life and relationship with Christ.

"[Sharon Garlough Brown] not only gave me resharpened tools for my journey with Jesus but also reminded me that I need fellow pilgrims to love me and keep me honest along the way."

Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color

"Provides a way for readers to vicariously dip into deep spiritual practices through the realistic struggles and joys of four women. . . . Sensible Shoes encourages us to communicate with God in new ways, broadening our spiritual journey one step at a time."

Jana Riess, author of Flunking Sainthood

"Filled with spiritual insight, truth, beauty, and discovery—not to mention deft and beautiful prose. A story to open eyes, to comfort and remind us of the importance of relationship."

Tosca Lee, author of Havah: The Story of Eve

"I have used the Sensible Shoes Study Guide multiple times now with several different women's groups over the last few years. I have been amazed how much the guide helps women dig deeply into what God is stirring in their souls. Women who have never addressed pain or heartache are able to let the great healer Jesus come near and receive his healing through the guidance of the questions in the study guide. The book Sensible Shoes is a beautiful read. When added with the study guide it becomes a beautiful transformative work in women's lives. The women I have walked with over the years always find themselves in the characters of the book, which gives them permission to address what God needs them to process in life."

Diana Shiflett, pastor and author of Spiritual Practices in Community

Read an Excerpt


Reading for Week One: Chapter One
Week One Group Discussion
Reading for Week Two: Chapter Two
Week Two Group Discussion
Reading for Week Three: Chapter Three
Week Three Group Discussion
Reading for Week Four: Chapters Four and Five
Week Four Group Discussion
Reading for Week Five: Chapters Five and Six>
Week Five Group Discussion
Reading for Week Six: Chapters Six and Seven
Week Six Group Discussion
Reading for Week Seven: Chapter Seven
Week Seven Group Discussion
Reading for Week Eight: Chapters Eight and Nine
Week Eight Group Discussion
Reading for Week Nine: Chapter Nine
Week Nine Group Discussion
Reading for Week Ten: Chapter Ten
Week Ten Group Discussion
Reading for Week Eleven: Chapter Eleven
Week Eleven Group Discussion
Reading for Week Twelve: Chapter Twelve and Epilogue
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.

Sharron Carrns

Sharron Carrns writes studies and training programs to accompany fiction and nonfiction books, devotionals, ministry resources, and corporate training. Her work includes the Weekend Features for the Hope in the Mourning Bible edited by Tim Beals and Shelly Beach. She is a contributing author to many books, including Faith Deployed . . . Again by Jocelyn Green.