The women of Sensible Shoes encounter new adventures and roadblocks in their spiritual journeys in Two Steps Forward. With this study guide, you can explore your own next steps as you dive into the book's spiritual formation themes along with Mara, Meg, Hannah, and Charissa.
In this eight-week study guide you'll find daily Scripture readings, reflection questions, and spiritual practices designed to help you be attentive to the invitations of the Holy Spirit. Each week concludes with discussion questions and suggested practices for reading groups to do together. Individually or with a group, you are invited to meet with God and find encouragement for the path ahead.
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: Prologue and 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: Chapters Seven and EightWeek Four Group Discussion
Week Five: Chapter NineWeek Five Group Discussion
Week Six: Chapter TenWeek Six Group Discussion
Week Seven: Chapter ElevenWeek Seven Group Discussion
Week Eight: Chapter TwelveWeek Eight Group Discussion
What People are Saying About This
"I couldn't wait to dive again into the lives of the four friends I got to know in Sensible Shoes. I was not disappointed as I laughed, cried, and thanked God for the sisters in my own life walking the journey with me."
"My own heart has been enlarged for more of Jesus as a result of Two Steps Forward!"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Two Steps Forward Study Guide is a companion to Two Steps Forward book (2nd book in the Sensible Shoes series). It is setup as an 8-week study guide that follows the character’s journey through Advent using the spiritual disciplines introduced in the Sensible Shoes book (1st book in the series). (It is general enough to cover anytime of the year, not just at Advent.) Spiritual disciplines covered include breath prayer, lectio divina, palms down / palms up prayer, the examen, praying with imagination, journaling, waiting, guidance, intercessory prayer, telling your story, service, gratitude. Each week includes six days of reflection questions and bible readings. The sixth day is reserved for review of the week. Group discussion questions are available at the end of each week. A guide for the readings from the Two Steps Forward book is also included. This study guide challenged me to go deeper in my walk with Christ, to meditate on how he is being born in me anew as I grow closer to him. I highly recommend this study guide. I received a complimentary copy of this study guide from the publisher. My opinions are my own.