8 illustrations from Goodbye to Goodbyes that you might have missed...

Andre Parker | February 11th 2019

The story of Lazarus provides us with numerous pictures of Christ's victory over death, not just for Lazarus, but also with what he will go on to achieve on the cross and ressurection and the spoils of which we graciously enjoy today. The big and wonderful message of this book is that one day, after we die, Jesus and his friends will say goodbye to goodbyes — forever. And that's why it was such a joyous story to illustrate as it gave us so many opportunities to draw out these rich truths into all the detail of the drawings. Here are 8 illustrations from Goodbye to Goodbyes that you might have missed...

1. Mary and Martha hear about Jesus making the blind see - it is the blind man from 'God’s Very Good Idea'.

2. Mary and Martha hear how Jesus healed a boy. It is the boy from 'The One O’Clock Miracle'

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3. We have imagined Lazarus, Mary and Martha having a family pottery business. When the disciples are remembering their friend Lazarus who has died, they remember him teaching them to make pots, and the gifts he has given them. 

4. Lazarus has a pot of flowers above his bed. Later, after he has died, the flowers have wilted…

5. When Jesus is waiting to go to raise Lazarus, he is feeding the five-thousand.

6. When Lazarus is raised from death, there is a Pharisee in the crowd who is not happy about it…

7. Did you spot all the characters enjoying the banquet with king Jesus in Heaven? They are: 

  • The father from ‘The One O'Clock Miracle', 

  • Adam and Eve from 'The Garden, The Curtain and the Cross’, 

  • Two children from 'Gods Very Good Idea', 

  • Mary, Martha and Lazarus, 

  • One of Jesus' disciples, 

  • Martin Luther King Jr, 

  • C. H. Spurgeon, 

  • Jonathan Edwards, 

  • Caterina Luther (Martin Luther’s wife).

8. There is an angel worship band in Heaven, complete with angel drummer!

In this vivid, moving and exciting retelling of the story of Lazarus, Lauren Chandler helps children understand how Jesus makes all the difference to death. Children will see that because Jesus rose from death, he has power over it and all who believe in him will also rise, just as Lazarus did. Pick up a copy of Goodbye to Goodbyes today

Andre Parker

André oversees the Design dept of The Good Book Company, where he works on most of the resources TGBC produces and art-directs the illustrated children’s titles. Andre lives in London with his wife Sarah, their four young children and a hyperactive dog. He is a member of Trinity Road Chapel, Wandsworth Common, where he leads the 11-14s youth group.

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