One Sunday: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 12, 2013 - Fiction - 255 pages
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In this humorous and heartfelt novel, a beleaguered young woman must shed her career, identity, and power persona to learn how to love and forgive herself, others, and God.

Alice Ferguson is an A-list tabloid editor from Los Angeles who gets pregnant after a one-night stand with a sports doctor from Nashville. When her health takes a nosedive and her unborn child is put at risk, she is forced to pack her Louis Vuitton bags and take a sabbatical from her high-pressure existence in Hollywood and relocate to the heart of Dixie with a man she barely knows.

As she struggles to adjust to her new life, an unlikely friendship with an African-American pastor and his family starts Alice on a touching and surprising spiritual exploration. After months of listening to her new friends asking her to attend church, a meal of fried chicken and angel food cake seals the deal. Alice reluctantly agrees to attend one service to watch her pastor friend put on his weekly show.

Sitting in the very last pew, she internally doubts and mocks the Bible-thumpers, but she also begins to reflect on the incidents in her painful past that have brought her to a life of moral ambiguity. As she learns to let go of the pain and accept herself, Alice goes from making fun of them to possibly being one of them. Equal parts humor and heartbreak, One Sunday is Alice’s journey to hope, friendship, laughter, tears, inspiration, forgiveness, and the love and peace that come only from God.
 

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User Review  - Iola - Christianbook.com

Alice is a hard-boiled tabloid reporter who runs a website called ‘Trashville’. She has just married Dr Burton Banister III in a 2005 version of a shotgun wedding due to her pregnancy after a one ... Read full review

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It was only after I had requested to read this book for review did I realise it was about one woman’s troubled that lead her to rediscover her faith in God. I am not a Christian, I do not believe in ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
34
Section 4
46
Section 5
68
Section 6
87
Section 7
97
Section 8
108
Section 10
130
Section 11
141
Section 12
155
Section 13
178
Section 14
196
Section 15
218
Section 16
234
Section 17
249

Section 9
117

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About the author (2013)

Carrie Gerlach Cecil, an inspirational and entertaining speaker and author, creates literary, television, film, online, and live content to impact and counter both pop and religious culture. A founding partner of Unfiltered Faith, her last novel, One Sunday, received critical praise and the national media spotlight. For more information, visit CarrieGerlachCecil.com.

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