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.
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: Chapter OneWeek One Group Discussion
Week Two: Chapter TwoWeek Two Group Discussion
Week Three: Chapter ThreeWeek Three Group Discussion
Week Four: Chapter FourWeek Four Group Discussion
Week Five: Chapter FiveWeek Five Group Discussion
Week Six: Chapter SixWeek Six Group Discussion
Week Seven: Chapters Seven and EightWeek Seven Group Discussion
Week Eight: Chapter NineWeek Eight Group Discussion
Week Nine: Chapter TenWeek Nine Group Discussion
Week Ten: Chapter ElevenWeek Ten Group Discussion
Week Eleven: Chapters Twelve and ThirteenWeek Eleven Group Discussion
Week Twelve: Chapter FourteenWeek Twelve Group Discussion
What People are Saying About This
"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 Barefootin 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."
"Harrowing, lovely, joyouslike life, like faith. Beautifully rendered!"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Barefoot Study Guide is a companion to Barefoot book (3rd book in the Sensible Shoes series). It is setup as a 12-week study guide that follows the character’s journey through difficult changes and struggles and how they become a community of suffering and support for each other. Forgiveness and dealing with the hurts from our past are major themes through the Barefoot book and this study guide. Each week is organized into six days of bible readings and reflection questions. Participants are encouraged to keep a journal as they work through the study guide. The sixth day is typically reserved as a review day. Each week includes group discussion questions where students are led through different spiritual disciplines such as lectio divina. At the end of each week, the spiritual disciplines covered are listed for review, which is one of the great features of this study guide. The reflection questions left me challenged to dig deeper into my faith and question who I am in Christ. I was able to come away from the study guide more grounded in my faith. I received a complimentary copy of this study guide from the publisher. My opinions are my own.