John Lennard Lee


John Lennard Lee 's bestselling books One Thousand Gifts and When Bad Things Happen to Good People are available at Kindle. Thanks for reading.

His pen name is Merton Lee. He was born in 1969 to a poor family in Singapore. He struggled and studied hard to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree at the National University of Singapore, reading Economics, Philosophy and English Literature. He also obtained post-graduate degrees in management, finance and accountancy.

Married with two children, he has worked for more than 20 years in the public sector as an administrative manager, contributing his best years to public service. He completed two and a half years of National Service in the Republic of Singapore Navy. He was afflicted with asthma. After taking herbal medicine, his health slowly stabilised. Recently he completed his first novel Mystery Ulysses and dedicated it to Dr Cyril Wong, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, William Faulkner and James Joyce. This is to celebrate the forthcoming centenary publication of James Joyce's Ulysses.

John Lennard Lee is the best-selling author of two books: One Thousand Gifts (Where is God when it hurts) and When Bad Things Happen to Good People ( His poem The Road Not Taken (on reading Robert Frost's poem) has been read by thousands of readers.

STAR book review (paperback) : When Bad Things Happen To Good People (Kindle ebook) by Christian author, Merton Lee, is a book "capturing wisdom, faith and encouragement from a biblical perspective, enabling pastors and Christians to discover purpose and fulfillment through God’s wisdom filled-truths. This book is intended to be a ‘ground-breaking’ handbook in becoming a mature and fruitful believer. Seen through the eyes of God, past experiences, Scripture and poetic writings, the author has filled the book with many original and re-written versions of famous writings and quotes from famous people and writers. The book also addresses many age-old questions such as why we exist, what is our purpose and why does God allow bad things to happen. This is an inspiring and uplifting read for those that love literature and the Lord.

Offering hope to readers through inspiring true stories and narratives presented and themed by the seasons of the year: spring, summer, autumn and winter, the author gives inspiring quotes from many famous people and writers such as Mother Teresa, Helen Keller and Emily Dickinson, that help readers better understand themselves and the light of Jesus Christ. Included is the well-known poem ‘Footprints’ that has been revised by the author.

This book is an inspiring gem, with many different facets, presenting wisdom for a weary world. It gives insight into the Kingdom of God and encourages all to look up to the One and only - Jesus Christ. This is one of those books that has the potential of being a classic in your literary collection. If you love literature, poems and God’s wisdom for fruitful living, you will appreciate this book. This book would also make an excellent gift for those who are struggling, who don’t know God or simply need encouragement." (Christian Book Review)

(Kirkus Book Indie Review) : “The book postulates that God is loving and lives through us; it makes its argument by using the stories of figures throughout history who embraced the idea that through God’s love, humanity can make the world better. The book succeeds in that it highlights a universal theme of faith ... A well-written collection of thoughts and stories for believing Christians.”

This is a new ground-breaking handbook and essential guide for Christians, pastors, religious believers and wisdom-seekers seeking answers to "Why do bad things happen to good people?", "Why does God allow undeserved suffering and untimely death?", "Why does the world exist?" It contains inspiring true stories and wisdom narratives which encourage us during adversities and the different seasons of life. It contains fresh insights and a new theodicy which enable us to develop deeper understanding into the problems of suffering and to defend the Christian faith. It also contains useful wisdom principles and insights which deepen our understanding of the meaning and purpose of existence.

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The Catcher In The Rye (PART TWO): A Bullfrog Cracking An Ego Shell
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Part Two of The Catcher In The Rye (A Bullfrog Cracking An Ego Shell) A Story, 2016 . Thanks for reading.
The Lady with the Dog (Killing A Mockingbird) (A Short Story, 2016)
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An intriguing story about a middle-aged woman and her lover. Thanks for reading.
The Catcher In The Rye (A Short Story, 2016)
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An intriguing story about a poor artist attending a street demonstration and his encounter with an attractive psychiatrist. Thanks for reading. John Lennard Lee.
Secrets of Kafka's Mistress (A New Short Story 2016)
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
An intriguing short story and literary artwork by award-winning poet John Lennard Lee striving to resolve the mysteries surrounding the identity of Kafka's and Shakespeare's mistress and the strangeness of this cosmos.
Ulysses (A New Novel 2016)
Price: Free! Words: 77,630. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
To celebrate the centenary publication of Joyce's Ulysses, award-winning poet John Lennard Lee has written new novel Mystery Ulysses. It is an intriguing novel about an English literature teacher being locked up by a Sculptor suffering from Multiple Personality Complex and the strange events of their lives. Praised by many readers as a 21st century post-modern classic.
Mystery Ulysses (And A Fiery Snowman) (A New Novel 2016)
Price: Free! Words: 77,630. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dedicated to Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, William Faulkner and James Joyce, this new novel (2016) has been praised by many readers as a post-modern 21st century classic. Structured as a Triptych (a painting with Three Panels), it is an intriguing novel about an English Literature teacher being locked up by a sculptor and the strange events of their lives.
On Reading Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken
Price: Free! Words: 430. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Wish to share a new, modern version of Robert Frost's famous poem 'The Road Not Taken." based on my reading. If you like this poem, please consider to share it with your friends as well as my popular eBook read by hundreds of Christians, pastors and wisdom-seekers "One Thousand Gifts" and via 'When Bad Things Happen to good people'. Thanks and Best Wishes, Merton Lee
Footprints In The Sand (New Version Year 2013) and A New Prayer of Jesus : A Christian's Response to Jim Holt's book Why Does The World Exist
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This is a Christian's response to Mr Jim Holt's recent best-selling book 'Why Does The World Exist?" based on Merton Lee's articles "Footprints In The Sand (New Version year 2013)' and a New Prayer of Jesus. It contains inspiring wisdom insights and a new ground-breaking God is biting the bullet' theodicy.
One Thousand Gifts : Where Is God When It Hurts ? God is biting the bullet
Price: Free! Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
A Free ground-breaking eBook for Christians, pastors, religious believers, Teenagers and students. Solving age-old mystery: Where is God when it hurts? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does the world exist? It contains "Footprints in the Sand (New Version 2013), inspiring true stories, wisdom narratives/insights and new 'God is biting the bullet' theodicy.

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