An Extra Mile: A Story of Embracing God’s Call

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



Title: An extra mile: A story of embracing God’s call

Author: Sharon Garlough Brown

Publisher: IVP

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback

Length: 376 pages


An extra mile is a wonderful, inspiring story with elegant writing by Sharon Garlough Brown. It is as good or better than the previous three in the series. The author does an amazing job of presenting a compelling story of four friends and their families while also giving the reader an experience akin to reading a devotional.  Mara, Hannah, Charissa and Becca are each dealing with serious issues in their lives: grief, regrets, grace, hope. Readers will identify in some way with each of them as they individually and corporately stretch their faith and turn to each other and to the Lord for answers and direction in their lives. Highly recommended.


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Suggested Audience

Fans of more serious, deeper Christian fiction, particularly those who have read the previous books in this series.

Christian Impact

Dealing with grief is a particular theme in this book as well as facing regrets.

Other Notes

Contains discussion questions and many points to ponder.


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About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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