Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey (Paperback)

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Four Strangers, One Retreat Center, A Story of Transformation

Sharon Garlough Brown tells the moving story of four strangers as they embark together on a journey of spiritual formation:

Hannah, a pastor who doesn't realize how exhausted she is.

Meg, a widow and recent empty-nester who is haunted by her past.

Mara, a woman who has experienced a lifetime of rejection and is now trying to navigate a difficult marriage.

Charissa, a hard-working graduate student who wants to get things right.

You're invited to join these four women as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories of isolation and struggle and into a collective journey of spiritual practice, mutual support and personal revelation.

Along the way, readers will find:

  • Key spiritual practices that they can take into their own lives,
  • A cast of characters that any reader can find themselves in, and
  • Tangible support for the deeper life with God.

If you want to travel this journey with others, you will find a group study guide and book club resources at

About the Author

Sharon Garlough Brown is a spiritual director and cofounder of Abiding Way Ministries, providing spiritual formation retreats. Her book Sensible Shoes was named one of television personality Kathie Lee Gifford's "favorite things." Sharon earned an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Jack, have served congregations in Scotland, Oklahoma, England, and West Michigan.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780830843053
ISBN-10: 0830843051
Publisher: IVP Formatio
Publication Date: February 27th, 2013
Pages: 349
Language: English
Series: Sensible Shoes