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The Holy Éclair: Signs and Wonders from an Accidental Pilgrimage

A church lady moves to France and expects nothing will change to her faith. Watch what God does through chocolate and pastry, cider and the flea market, and all kinds of sacred nothings and divine nobodies!

When Becky Ramsey and her husband Todd move their young family to France, she knows that her life will change. But her spiritual life? Why would it? Then a new friend gives her a saint card she picked up at the flea market and Becky finds herself on an accidental pilgrimage out of the pew and onto the streets of France, meeting God in a stream of divine nobodies and sacred ordinary things, each earning a chapter and a holy card of its own.

As Becky encounters unlikely saints, such as a silver haired prostitute and the ghost of Vincent Van Gogh, and holy nothings, such as a bowl of cider in a stranger’s garage and an éclair chocolat at Patisserie Antoinette, God whispers into her workhorse heart, revealing the wildness of his love and tempting her to let go of her striving to become his teacher’s pet. Along the way, Becky assembles a new faith of her own, a faith unchained from the church and yet in love with it, a faith which celebrates God in the imperfection as well as in the perfection, and a faith in which grace is given out easily, even to herself.

The Holy Éclair, Signs and Wonders from an Accidental Pilgrimage

  • Rebecca S. Ramsey, Author
  • Publication Date: December 4, 2017
  • Available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Nurturingfaith.net, and at various booksellers, such as Fiction Addiction, M Judson, Mr. K’s, Quail Ridge Bookstore, The Garage on 25
  • ISBN 978-1-63528-034-0
  • Retail price, $18
  • 209 pages
  • Memoir, Religion and Spirituality