When life is unfair
Joseph and other stories
A chapter book retelling the story of Joseph, who was sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers and unfairly put into prison with additional related snippets from other Bible stories. But God cares, providing guidance, support and hope through the situations.
A reassuring story to help older children reflect and talk to people they trust about Joseph’s emotions and experiences, providing guidance for them when they feel life is unfair, including support from God.
The ‘God cares’ series provides a Biblical approach to discussing emotions and behaviour with children to nurture an attitude of wellness. Children at different ages approach things differently in their stages of emotional development, so this series works at two different levels: illustrated Readers aimed at 5-7 year olds and Chapter books aimed at 8+ years. Please note that children progress at different reading abilities and stages of emotional development so the age ranges are only a guide for parents and carers.
The Bible stories are retold reflecting on the emotions and encourages children to discuss and relate this within their situations. Sections at the back provide a reflective space for children and practical advice for parents and carers.
Debbie Duncan, author of The Art of Daily Resilience, Brave and Gifted, is a nurse and a teacher, and mother of four children. She has considerable insight into what constitutes resilience and bravery: the ability to cope, to stay on course, to bounce back. In her books she considers what is required for physical, mental, and spiritual durability, interweaving biblical teaching, prayers, with personal anecdote and sound advice. This she now applies specifically to support parents and carers raising children.
Reviews for When life is unfair
" Debbie Duncan speaks directly into our anxious culture. She retells Bible stories through the lens of emotion, in a lively and accessible way. A brilliant, two-tiered approach!" Katharine Hill, UK Director of Care for the Family
"Thought-provoking and encouraging! An invaluable resource that helps children face emotions, talk and pray about them." Sue Monckton-Rickett Chair of the Association of Christian Counsellors
" A gentle in-road for parents and carers to encourage children to open up." Karen Lennie, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist PG Dip BABCP Member (Accred)
" The feelings and responses of characters in the Bible are so helpful as we navigate our own obstacles and opportunities. These books will build emotional resilience and strong faith – and are great fun to read." Cathy Madavan Speaker, author, and Kyria Network board member
" The God Cares series brilliantly helps children understand the emotions of Bible characters while encouraging them to explore their own emotions in the face of similar situations." Bob Hartman Author and performance storyteller
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