The Coming Day

a true Christmas story from China

by Alice Burnett Poynor & Illustrated by Jean H. Berry



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/13/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781449750275
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781449720025

About the Book

It was a very cold winter in northwest China when a little beggar girl who could neither hear nor speak followed a rag-tag line of children into a large white tent. She fixed her eyes on the woman who was speaking and the bright colored pictures she showed. Gwa-gwa, whose name means “Little Lonely” could not know that one of those pictures was to change her life.

Gwa-gwa is a real person; the missionaries are real, as are many of the details of the story. When at last she comes to a real home on Christmas Day, a day she afterward called her “coming” day, Gwa-gwa found some answers to the questions she couldn’t even ask. What did the picture mean? Who was the Baby? And what did it have to do with her?

About the Author

Serving as a missionary in Asia fed Alice Poynor’s long-standing passion for missionary stories, especially those from China. Besides writing for young readers, Alice enjoys writing Bible studies, teaching Bible, hiking, and playing Scrabble. She and her husband live in Columbia South Carolina. They have three sons and two grandsons.