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.
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.”
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.
Table of Contents
Reading for Week One: Chapter OneWeek One Group Discussion
Reading for Week Two: Chapter TwoWeek Two Group Discussion
Reading for Week Three: Chapter ThreeWeek Three Group Discussion
Reading for Week Four: Chapters Four and FiveWeek Four Group Discussion
Reading for Week Five: Chapters Five and SixWeek Five Group Discussion
Reading for Week Six: Chapters Six and SevenWeek Six Group Discussion
Reading for Week Seven: Chapter SevenWeek Seven Group Discussion
Reading for Week Eight: Chapters Eight and NineWeek Eight Group Discussion
Reading for Week Nine: Chapter NineWeek Nine Group Discussion
Reading for Week Ten: Chapter TenWeek Ten Group Discussion
Reading for Week Eleven: Chapter ElevenWeek Eleven Group Discussion
Reading for Week Twelve: Chapter Twelve and EpilogueWeek Twelve Group Discussion
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"Filled with spiritual insight, truth, beauty, and discoverynot to mention deft and beautiful prose. A story to open eyes, to comfort and remind us of the importance of relationship."
"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."
"[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."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love the Sensible Shoes book series! It is one of the best book series I have ever read. When I read Sensible Shoes (the first book), I loved learning about the spiritual disciplines that the characters in the book used to draw nearer to God. I kept thinking about how great it would be to lead a book club / class on learning about the disciplines. When I found out the author was writing a study guide, I was ecstatic and requested a pre-release copy to use with our group this past summer. We used the study guide for a seven-week session with around 20 ladies and we all loved it! The questions were thought provoking and we enjoyed doing lectio divina together. Truly, none of us wanted the class to end. Thank you, Sharon for giving us such a great way to study scripture and mediate on them all wrapped up in the compelling story of the Sensible Shoes club. I highly recommend this study guide for those want to learn spiritual disciplines as a means to meditate on the word and grow closer to Christ. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, but my opinions are my own.