“Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”

Isaiah 60:1

Hey, I’m Sharon and I’m excited to introduce you to the stunning beauty of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. My family has deep roots in the Adirondacks which go back over four generations, and our camp at Lake Titus is a special part of that history. The Adirondacks have been a place of renewal for my family and inspiration for my writing for over 20 years.  I am passionate about empowering people to grow in faith and experience renewed hope, healing, and purpose. Over the years, I have worn many hats in ministry including serving in hospitals, universities, urban churches, short-term missions, zoom meetings, and hiking trails. 

When I’m hiking in the mountains, gliding down the lake in a kayak, or just sitting on the dock watching the sunrise, I am in awe of God and His artistry displayed in His spectacular creation. I’m looking forward to taking you on an adventure of faith in the Adirondacks. First, read my story in Arise, and Climb the Mountain, and then the Holy Spirit and I will guide you through your own story in the Transformational Trek Study Guide. Are you ready? Put on your hiking boots and join me on an adventure.

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About the Author

Sharon Eleanor Todd resides in Connecticut and spends her summers in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She is an artist at heart, adventurer in spirit, and an Adirondack Park enthusiast. Sharon is most content when she is sitting in her favorite Adirondack chair watching the sunrise over the lake with a Bible in one hand and a hot cup of coffee in the other. She is passionate about teaching others how they can grow in their relationship with Christ through one-on-one discipleship, ministry retreats, and training workshops. She is a contagious encourager who enjoys fostering a renewed sense of hope, significance, and purpose. Sharon’s various ministry roles have taken place both globally and locally in hospitals, universities, churches, and on hiking trails. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology, a Master in Educational Leadership, and a Master of Divinity. Sharon’s education and ministry experiences have fueled her passion for helping people grow in their faith and lead in their giftedness.

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As a bible study group, we were blessed to be some of the first people to read and pray through her book. I dove in and read it front to back in 3 days. It is a journey for the senses. If you are a person who likes to place yourself in the scene of…

Reader

“The book is an easy read, yet full of depth, heart, and transparency. It is powerfully vulnerable and full of hope. Sharon’s openness fosters our openness, and her reflections inspire us to reflect and not to deflect. When we are honest with ourselves and God about where we are at, we can then get past…

J. Brennan

“The Transformational Trek Study Guide began in me a deep desire to amend my life and walk with Jesus, more closely. I recommend this study to anyone who has the desire to embrace a radical transformation and to follow Jesus Christ with boldness, courage and authenticity. Take this journey, climb your mountains, ask God to…

Lisa L.

Are you looking for a transformational book and study guide to help you, a loved one or someone whom the Great Counselor, The Holy Spirit is leading you to walk with during this season of life? Arise, and Climb the Mountain is a great resource that Sharon has written to allow the reader to find…

L. Wetjen

Sharon Todd has a beautiful way of sharing her trial through life with her love of the Lord and His words. Her writing brings you along her journey as if you are hiking alongside of her. Each chapter gives Hope and Faith that with God in your Heart and Soul, you can move impossible obstacles.…

Susan S.

A wonderfully written book full of biblical encouragement! This book is full of encouragement for anyone wanting to grow in their faith during their own trials and struggles. Sharon’s vulnerability and honesty are so refreshing! Sharon shares beautiful, biblical wisdom for growing your faith, in whatever circumstances you are in, as you persevere through all…

C.M.

Fantastic! Shifting between her love of nature and of God, Todd conveys powerful illustrations of inspiration and self-reflection through dynamic prose. Her ability to shift from the personal to the natural to the divine challenges the reader to ponder his relationship with the natural world and has convinced this reader to spend a week in…

Michael G.

“When I read the book, tears kept flowing and yet at the same time gave me goosebumps because it was an affirmation to me how deeply God loves me and has used everything in my life to draw me to Himself, to teach me about His character and faithfulness and so I can share my…

Lisa W

Sharon’s faith and love for God speak to all readers in her novel. Sharon allows her audience into her past to view her exposed heart which was one of disappointment, heartache, and deep betrayal. Sharon demonstrates how she prayed, trusted, and obeyed God in the toughest of times. She drew closer to God in search…

Reader

This book is very inspiring! You have a feeling of victory even if all your problems are not resolved according to all your prayers. In in the end, you know that everything works together for the good of those who love God. He will never forsake you or leave you. He loves us unconditionally and…

Deborah A.