Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

Looks at what the Bible says about why God lets bad things happen, to help 9-13s grow in confident and considered faith.

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Sooner or later, kids have big questions about God, life, faith, and the Bible, especially when their friends start asking them about what they believe. A common one is: Why does God let bad things happen?

Big questions deserve good answers. This warm, reassuring, and fast-paced book looks at what the Bible says to help 9-13s think through this big question for themselves. It puts the problem of suffering in the context of the Bible's big story, and encourages readers to see that whatever they're facing, Jesus is with them. Lively stories and illustrations make this book easy for this age group to engage with.

Christian studies teacher and school chaplain Chris Morphew has been answering big questions from kids in his classroom for over a decade. He has written over 20 books for children and youth, including Best News Ever, a 100-day devotional for tweens.

Emma Randall has illustrated many books, including Diary of a Disciple.

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? is part of the Big Questions series: fun and fast-paced books walking kids aged 9-13 through what the Bible says about some of the big questions of life, and helping them to grow in confident and considered faith.

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  • 1. How Could a Good God Allow So Much Suffering?
  • 2. Isn’t Suffering Just a Natural Part of Life?
  • 3. Why Is the World Like This?
  • 4. Where Is God When We Suffer?
  • 5. Why Doesn’t God Help When I Ask Him To?
  • 6. Does God Actually Care About My Suffering?
  • 7. How Can God Get Rid of Suffering Without Getting Rid of Us?
  • 8. Will the World Be This Way for Ever?
  • 9. What Difference Does Any of This Make Today?
  • 10. Something Better Than a Thousand Answers


Age range: 9 - 13
Author Chris Morphew, Emma Randall
ISBN 9781784986124
Format Paperback
First published May 2021
Dimensions 5.1" x 7.8" x 0.3"
Language English
Pages 96
Publisher The Good Book Company
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Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen? | Chris Morphew, Emma Randall | $12.99