About Sharon

Author, Spiritual Director, Speaker, and Cofounder of Abiding Way Ministries

Sharon Garlough Brown

MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
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 ShoesTwo Steps ForwardBarefootAn Extra Mile, and their study guides. Her latest work, Feathers of Hope (third in the Shades of Light series) released in April 2022.
A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Sharon has served on the pastoral staff of congregations in Scotland, Oklahoma, England, and West Michigan, where she co-pastored with her husband, Jack, for many years. She and Jack have now returned to the UK and reside in Dundee, Scotland.
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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