Photo Journal Illuminates the Rich Culture and Heritage of France

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This book will be featured in the 2010 Frankfurt International Book Fair Book Exhibit in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 6-10, 2010.

Will Lance Armstrong win yet another victory?

Readers are in for a spectacular adventure as author Chris Smith takes them on an unforgettable summer journey. Her book, France Insolite: Spiritual Journeys in France discovers the beautiful people and places of France, their pleasures, customs and beliefs, amazing personal testimonies, and intriguing history.

From Tours to Bourg St. Andéol, readers will discover an ancient 16th century hotel that is being used as a World Horizon mission outpost. Tracing the trail of Robert Louis Stevenson through the Cevennes, readers can marvel at the awesome countryside and cool mountain brooks of Corniche and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the mountain people. Next, to the beautiful beaches of St. Tropez, St. Laurent, and Nice, readers can bask in the sun of the Côte d’Azur and enjoy les fruits de mer. Then to the Musée du Desert in Mialet where the proprietors of the museum share with reverence and compassion the history of the oppression of the French Huguenots. On to Paris at the finish line of the Tour de France, readers speculate, “Will Lance Armstrong win yet another victory?”

As readers linger on the captivating images, engaging texts, and inspirational Bible quotes, they find themselves indulging in the exquisite radiance of France. A perfect spiritual getaway, France Insolite: Spiritual Journeys in France is a fine demonstration of faith, love, and beauty. For more information, log on to

About the Author
Chris Smith is a pastor’s wife, mother of three daughters, and enjoys singing, songwriting, and writing about her travels abroad. Since childhood, Smith felt the call to do language missions, which led her to achieve a master’s degree in Foreign Language Education through the Auburn Study Abroad program. Her studies and sojourn with a French family inspired her to write France Insolite: Spiritual Journeys in France. Teaching languages has helped her to make many multi-cultural friendships partnering her to inspiring mission trips in Mexico, Martinique, Haiti, and France. She has also served as an interpreter for the deaf and as a teacher of a Special Friends Sunday School class with her Down’s Syndrome daughter, Carey Beth.

She has directed Children, Youth and Adult Choirs, summer music camps, and community-wide musicals. Her love for sharing Christ through music had led her to produce three albums: Feed My Lambs Alphabet Scripture Songs, for young children; Power in the Pages, a gospel album; Trinity Treasures: Redeemer, a contemporary Christian album; and three singles: God is Our Refuge and Strength, I Can Do All Things, and Spinnin’ Ginny.

France Insolite * by Chris Smith
Spiritual Journeys in France
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
Picture Book; $32.49; 72 pages; 978-1-4415-6872-4
Picture Book Hardcover; $38.99; 72 pages; 978-1-4415-6873-1

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