Merton Lee


Merton 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) and his poem Dover Beach (2014) have been read by thousands of readers.

Merton Lee is also the well-known author of Christian articles "Footprints in the sand (New version year 2013)" and "Let's do something beautiful for God". He is also the well-known messenger of "God is biting the bullet theodicy". He is born in Singapore in 1969. He is a Christian essayist, poet and teacher for the past 10 years. He has studied, reflected on and practiced the key insights of the perennial wisdom of Christianity and the major religions for 30 years. He works as an admin and finance manager for more than 20 years in the public sector, contributing his best years to public service. He is married for 20 years, with two children.

Merton Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Economics. He also obtained Masters degrees from UK and Australian Universities in Business Administration, Financial Management and Accountancy. He is the author of the popular eBook "When Bad Things Happen to Good People (God explains life's mysteries, problems and wisdom)" (

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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Where's Your Poetic Voice?
Price: Free! Words: 170. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
This is a widely-read new poem by Singapore's poet Merton Lee, the author of best-selling eBook One Thousand Gifts and well-known author of poem "The Road Not Taken" which is read by Thousands of readers, Please share with others.
Phenomenal Woman by Merton Lee
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
This is a new poem. Please share with your friends. Thanks.
Hope Is The Thing With Feathers (On reading Emily Dickinson's poem)
Price: Free! Words: 220. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Wish to share my new poem in response to Emily Dickinson's "Hope is the thing with feathers". Hope you enjoy it and please consider to share it with others. Thanks and Best Wishes. Merton Lee, Singapore,
On reading Wordsworth's Daffodils
Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A poem to awaken the poetic side of us, encouraging us to find inner balance in the Humanoid, Money-Glazed World. Hope you enjoy it and my other popular poems such as The Road Not Taken (On reading Robert Frost's poem) and my popular eBook One Thousand Gifts which has been read by many hundreds of Christians, pastors and wisdom-seekers in different countries. Thanks, Best Wishes
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
On Reading The Last Psalm
Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
This is a second poem on finding God. Hope you enjoy reading it and my other free articles posted on Smashwords. As appropriate, please share my popular article "Footprints in the Sand (New Version 2013)" and my free eBook "One Thousand Gifts" with your friends. Thanks. Best Wishes. Merton Lee
On Reading Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach (First Poem on Finding God)
Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
An updated popular poem by Merton Lee, well-known author of Footprints in the Sand (New Version 2013) and One Thousand Gifts which have been read by hundreds of students, Christians, pastors, religious believers and wisdom-seekers. His book "When Bad Things Happen to Good People (Amazon) has received star reviews. Please share with your friends. Thanks. 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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