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Shades of Light: A Novel

By: Sharon Garlough Brown
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
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"I was desperate.... I couldn't turn off the dark thoughts, no matter how hard I tried or how much I prayed.
And then I spent a whole weekend in bed, and the crying wouldn't stop, and I got really scared. I've had bouts with depression before - it's kind of a cloud I've learned to live with - but this time was different. I felt like I was going under, like I'd never feel hopeful again, and then that just made my anxiety worse, and it all spiraled from there."

Wren Crawford is a social worker who finds herself overwhelmed with the troubles of the world. Her lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression are starting to overcome her. She finds solace in art, spiritual formation, and pastoral care along with traditional therapeutic interventions. But a complicated relationship from her past also threatens to undo her progress. 

Fans of Sharon Brown's best-selling Sensible Shoes Series will be delighted to discover some old friends along the way. As Wren seeks healing in this beautifully written novel, listeners are invited to move beyond pat answers and shallow theology into an experience of hope and presence that illuminates even the darkness.

©2019 Sharon Garlough Brown (P)2019 Sharon Garlough Brown

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Creativity a pathway to life through suffering

This novel brings honesty, the reality of relationship with God over prevalent religious thought. It tells the story of a young woman who suffers with anxiety and depression. The impact on her personally, on her family including the very real issue of co-dependency. Sharon Garlough Brown brings wisdom, depth and shows us a way of walking a healing path without shying away from the harsh realities. Here is real trust, true acceptance, and the profound love of God for each of us

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Difficult but real

Very different from the Sensible Shoes series. A much heavier yet real and relevant topic. Made me view art and artists in a whole new way.

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Healing

Loved it, perfectly pictures the grace of God. Many journeys perfectly woven together showing how depression affects those we love, whether they are the suffering ones or the loving family and friends.
A turmoil trapping people inside their own mind.

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