Frank McRae's world is falling apart. Ever since witnessing Japanese atrocities during WWII, he despises all Asians. So when his son marries Vietnamese Thi Nhuong, Frank disowns them. Now with Christmas approaching, Frank's wife's battle with cancer takes a turn for the worse. Will a miracle offer forgiveness, peace, and healing to these suffering souls? 272 pages, softcover from Sheaf.
As on that night so long ago . . . in a world torn by sin and strife . . . to a family that has suffered heart-wrenching loss . . . there will be born a baby . . . It's 1967, and the Vietnam War is tearing the country apart, slicing through generations and shattering families. Because of Japanese atrocities he witnessed as a Marine in the South Pacific during WWII, Frank McRae despises all Asians. Now his son, Mike, is a grunt in Viet Nam, and his wife, Maggie, is fighting her own battle against cancer. When Mike falls in love with Thi Nhuong, a young Buddhist woman, and marries her in spite of his father's objections, Frank disowns him. Then, as Christmas approaches, Frank's world is torn apart, and he turns bitter, closing his heart to God and to his family. But what Frank doesn't know is that on this bleak Christmas Eve, God has in mind a miracle. As on that holy night so long ago, a baby will be born and laid in a manger--a baby who will bring forgiveness, peace, and healing to a family that has suffered heart-wrenching loss.