Joee Davis’s Newly Released “O Happy Day” is a Heartwarming Novel About a Young African-American Boy in the ’70s Chosen by God for Great Things

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“O Happy Day” from Christian Faith Publishing author Joee Davis is a poignant, inspiring novel that tells the story of young Zeric Washington, an innocent nine-year-old African American boy growing up in Savannah, Georgia, in the 1970s when black segregation was just coming to an end, often targeted by the playground bullies and called a sissy thanks to his gift for singing—but he finds favor in God’s smiling eyes and is sent on a journey touching hearts and transforming lives.

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“O Happy Day”: a touching novel about a young boy anointed by God. “O Happy Day” is the creation of published author Joee Davis, a retired law enforcement officer and a single father of two from Savanna, Georgia.

Davis writes of Zeric’s loveable childish humanity, “Sitting on the floor in the den along with his older brother, Antonio, watching Saturday afternoon cartoons, nine-year-old Zeric Washington could hear the mailman truck humming through the neighborhood. Both he and Antonio simultaneously got up from the floor racing through the house trying to beat each other out the front door and be the first to retrieve the mail. As usual, Antonio was the winner. Why not? Zeric reasoned to himself. Antonio was eleven years old, two years older than Zeric. Antonio was the athlete of the family, and he was thicker and taller than small-framed, skinny Zeric. An older brother should at least every now and then allow his younger brother to win, Zeric thought to himself.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Joee Davis’s new book is a stirring tale that highlights God’s tendency to use the small, the weak, and the meek toward powerful means, blessing all those who come into contact with him.

As young Zeric experiences love, fear, pain, and confusion, looking at a tragic world through innocent eyes, readers will grieve and cheer with him as he grows more fully into a man after God’s own heart.

View a synopsis of “O Happy Day” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “O Happy Day” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “O Happy Day”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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