Author and Spir­i­tu­al Direc­tor Sharon Gar­lough Brown speaks about using the medi­um of fic­tion to con­nect read­ers to the God who grieves and suf­fers with us and enlarges our capac­i­ty to receive joy.

Show Notes

[2:23] Could you tell us just a lit­tle about your love of Van Gogh?

[5:12] Could you talk about how you work with fiction?

[7:13] You go into spir­i­tu­al direc­tion not real­ly know­ing where this time is going to go, but being open. Do you take some of that same pos­ture into your writing?

[10:46] You’ve gone there in terms of writ­ing about pain and suf­fer­ing and some dif­fi­cult top­ics. What has that been like for you?

[13:20] What do you hope for the reader?

[14:23] Do you see your­self as a fic­tion writer?

[15:48] How does your work as a pas­tor and spir­i­tu­al direc­tor inform your stories?

[18:18] Could you talk a lit­tle about spir­i­tu­al friendship?

[22:46] What will that look like for you in Scot­land … with these losses?

[28:33] Could you tell us a lit­tle about Abid­ing Way?

Resources

Feath­ers of Hope, by Sharon Gar­lough Brown

Abid­ing Way Ministries

Sharon’s web­site

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