A Conversation with Sharon Brown
Using Story as a Tool for Discernment

Event Overview

This recorded virtual event explored the role of story in discernment with author, speaker, and fellow ESDA member, Sharon Garlough Brown. Sharon’s novels have effectively used story to open readers to the formation journey. Her Sensible Shoes series is a favorite among spiritual directors.

Our conversation centered around how listening to others’ stories and knowing and telling our own story helps us to understand God and ourselves in deeper ways.

This event included time for personal reflection, group interaction and Q&A with Sharon.

The presentation and Q&A portions of this event will be recorded. Access to recording is included in registration.

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  • The session video recording
  • The session handout
  • Presenter

    Sharon Garlough Brown

    Sharon Garlough Brown is a spiritual director, speaker, and cofounder of Abiding Way Ministries, providing spiritual formation retreats and resources. She is the author of Shades of Light, the Shades of Light Study Guide, Remember Me, and the bestselling Sensible Shoes Series, which includes the spiritual formation novels Sensible Shoes, Two Steps Forward, Barefoot, An Extra Mile, and their study guides. Her latest work, Feathers of Hope (third in the Shades of Light series) releases in April 2022.

    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 co-pastored 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," and in December 2018 An Extra Mile was awarded Christianity Today's "Fiction Book of the Year."

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