The Rising and Setting of the Sun is an inspirational story of Lourdes R. Guanlao, an acute polio victim, who wishes to share her "ups and downs" and success in life to her readers. It shows her daily response to God's Plan for her ever since she became physically handicap at the age of two until now. Lourdes story brings us to her family, social, education and religious life in the Philippines, Italy, France, and United States of America as well as the historical "Philippine Death March" when the Japanese invaded the Philippines. It has the musical sounds of God, people around her, nature and poetry. In addition, the story of Lourdes has fascinating, melancholy and humorous incidents to make you laugh and smile or feel compassionate to see her faith, hope, love and courage.