Goodbye to Goodbyes

A True Story About Jesus, Lazarus, and an Empty Tomb

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A true story about how Jesus came to end goodbyes.

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Jesus knew how scary it is when someone gets really sick. He knew how sad it is when someone dies. Jesus cried when his friend, Lazarus, died. But he did something at his friend’s tomb that changed everything. He showed that he came to give his friends life after death.

In this vivid, moving and exciting retelling of the story of Lazarus, Lauren Chandler helps children understand that Jesus came to say goodbye to goodbyes—forever.

The author, Lauren Chandler, used the story of Lazarus to help her own children in the wake of her husband’s (Matt Chandler) brain tumor. Whether children are coming to terms with the illness or death of a loved one, or simply fearful of when that day might come, this book reassures them with the amazing truth that Jesus came to give his friends life after death.

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Age range: 3 - 6
Author Lauren Chandler, Catalina Echeverri
ISBN 9781784983772
Format Hardback
First published 2019
Dimensions 220mm x 260mm x 9mm
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company

At a time when our culture has so little to say about death, I am so grateful to Lauren for telling our children that Jesus has all the answers to our questions. Read this book with your children and talk to them about the hope we have with Jesus... forever.

Ed Drew

Director, Faith in Kids

In this winsome little book, Lauren Chandler applies resurrection reality to the heart, in a way that will help both adults and kids face death with faith and hope.

Nancy Guthrie

Author, What Every Child Should Know About Prayer

How do we help our children get over the fear of death? Lauren Chandler’s engaging account of Jesus and Lazarus speaks profound biblical truth into this common childhood fear. Every generation can read it and be glad!

Barbara Reaoch

Director, Children's Division, Bible Study Fellowship; author, A Jesus Christmas

Independent reviews

When I saw a beautifully illustrated Christ crying with Lazarus’ grief-stricken sisters, it felt like I was there

Jonny Ivey, Heirs Magazine

I recently said the hardest goodbye I’ve ever had to say. We put her down in the cold-cot, being careful with her lifeless neck. And with pangs of pain, we left the room, saying goodbye to our stillborn daughter.... continue reading

Customer reviews

“Brilliant telling of an important story”

I loved this book. I lost my Mom suddenly last year and have been searching for ways to teach my little one (she sadly never got to meet my mom) about how Jesus came to say goodbye to goodbyes. It is the most beautiful telling of a wonderful, hopeful story. I can highly, highly recommend.


“Hope in Death”

Goodbye to Goodbyes is a wonderful book. I bought the book for my son named Lazarus, but once we read it as a family we were just blown away by how great it is. This book goes right through the story of Lazarus - even highlighting some of my favorite parts like how because Jesus loved Lazarus, Mary, and Martha, he waited until the perfect time to go to them. The book uses the story of Lazarus to bridge the topic of death and how because of Jesus we can say goodbye to goodbyes, because we will be together again with Jesus. Such and amazing book. I highly recommend it!


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Goodbye to Goodbyes | Lauren Chandler, Catalina Echeverri | £8.99 £7.64