Shades of Light Study Guide, By Sharon Garlough Brown alt

Shades of Light Study Guide

by Sharon Garlough Brown

Shades of Light Study Guide
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Published: August 20, 2019
  • Imprint: IVP Formatio
  • Item Code: 4834
  • ISBN: 9780830848348

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Sharon Garlough Brown's novel Shades of Light is an exploration of depression, anxiety, caregiving, and the healing journey. In particular, it offers windows into the power of art as a spiritual practice.

This six-week study guide is an opportunity for you to reflect on how the experiences of the characters in the novel resonate with your own experience. Daily Scripture readings and reflection questions are accompanied by an invitation to explore creativity through art and prayer collage. You'll also be introduced to the practice of visio divina (meditating on art) through a weekly link to a piece of art by Vincent van Gogh.

With simple spiritual practices, this guide offers a healing balm for those in the midst of difficult seasons.


Week One: Prologue Through Chapter Five
Week One Group Discussion
Week Two: Chapters Six Through Eleven
Week Two Group Discussion
Week Three: Chapters Twelve Through Seventeen
Week Three Group Discussion
Week Four: Chapters Eighteen Through Twenty-Three
Week Four Group Discussion
Week Five: Chapters Twenty-Four Through Thirty-One
Week Five Group Discussion
Week Six: Chapters Thirty-Two Through Forty
Week Six 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.