- 2019 Christianity Today's Book of the Year - Fiction
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.
About the Author
Sharon Garlough Brown is a spiritual director, speaker, and cofounder of Abiding Way Ministries, providing spiritual formation retreats and resources. 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."
Table of Contents
Week One: Chapters One and TwoWeek One Group Discussion
Week Two: Chapters Three and FourWeek Two Group Discussion
Week Three: Chapters Five and SixWeek Three Group Discussion
Week Four: Chapter SevenWeek Four Group Discussion
Week Five: Chapters Eight and NineWeek Five Group Discussion
Week Six: Chapters Ten and ElevenWeek Six Group Discussion
Week Seven: Chapters Twelve and ThirteenWeek Seven Group Discussion
Week Eight: Chapters Fourteen and FifteenWeek Eight Group Discussion
What People are Saying About This
"Yet again, Sharon Garlough Brown offers the perfect blend of a riveting story and spiritual contentthis 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."
"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."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An Extra Mile Study Guide is a companion to the book, An Extra Mile (4th and final book in the Sensible Shoes series). It is setup as an 8-week study guide that follows the character’s journey through Lent and Easter. Groups using this guide are challenged to attend or organize a Stations of the Cross prayer walk and a silence and solitude one day retreat. Each week includes six days of bible readings and reflection questions. Participants are encouraged to keep a journal to answer the questions and reflect on the bible readings. Day six is typically a review day. Each week, group discussion questions are provided including spiritual disciplines such as silence and lectio divina. The study guide is a beautiful companion to An Extra Mile, the book, and draws you in to the character’s spiritual grown as you grow along with them. I received a complimentary copy of this study guide from the publisher. My opinions are my own.