This reading group guide for One Sunday includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Carrie Gerlach Cecil. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
Alice Ferguson is the definition of a self-made and morally ambiguous woman. She built a successful career as an assistant editor of a tabloid magazine; launched her own Hollywood gossip website, Trashville; and pulled herself single-handedly out of poverty and anonymity. But Alice’s LA-centered world is turned upside down when a charming Southern gentleman not only gets her pregnant but dares to fall in love with her, too. Forced to move to Tennessee for her health and the health of her unborn child, Alice gets to know her African-American neighbors, Pastor Tim and his wife, LeChelle, who begin to open her heart and mind to the impossible idea that God may love her despite her painful, self-inflicted life choices. After years of hiding from her troubled and rocky past, Alice faces her demons, learning forgiveness and, ultimately, finding satisfaction and letting real love into her life. Topics & Questions for Discussion
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