Goodbye to Goodbyes

Lauren Chandler

Goodbye to Goodbyes: A True Story about Jesus, Lazarus, and an Empty Tomb by Lauren Chandler and illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, is a simply retold story of Lazarus rising from the dead. Featuring vivid illustrations and paired with a simple text, this story explains the seventh and final miracle that John wrote about in his account of Jesus' life on earth, in an understandable way for young children ages 4 to 8 years.

Question 1 - Why were Martha and Mary so sad?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Lazarus died and they missed him.

Question 2 - Have you ever felt sad when you had to say goodbye to someone?

Discussion Guide - Allow your child to share. This can be as simple as saying goodbye when dropped off at school to grieving the death of a loved one.

Question 3 - How did Jesus make it possible for us to say goodbye to goodbyes?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Jesus defeated sin and death through His death and resurrection. Talk about how one day, in the new heaven and new earth, we will be with Jesus and everyone who has been made alive in Him. On that day, we will never again need to say goodbye.

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