Can You Hear Me?
Can You Hear Me?

Can good things really come from bad things?
Why does God allow bad things to happen?
Will Daddy still be able to hear me from Heaven?

These are just some of the questions Renee starts thinking about after she finds out that her daddy has cancer. She feels very sad and struggles to understand why this is happening. He hasn't even been her daddy for that long – there’s still so much they haven’t done yet! All she can think to do is pray and ask God to make her daddy better. But when she realises he isn’t, she begins to wonder what God’s plan is, and whether God can hear her prayers at all. She documents all the things that are happening in her diary as she watches her daddy go through the stages of cancer. Through this painful experience, she learns about the meaning of faith and how she can stay connected to her beloved father after he is gone. 

There are also discussion questions at the end for readers to share in small groups or as a guide for self-reflection and journalling. It can be used for grief support groups for those who have lost someone to cancer or terminal illness. 

Book Details


  • Faith-based
  • Inspirational
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Short Story

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12

Can You Hear Me? is a story detailing the father of the main character's journey through pancreatic cancer. It is not an easy story to tell, as every day presents new challenges and obstacles, but Renee keeps her head held high. This book takes place over a period of several months and covers both the good and bad parts of this family's life. 

A Young Girl has just found out that her father has gotten cancer. Pancreatic cancer to be exact. She doesn't know what to do. Is it her fault? Why is this happening to her family? Her father? Is God punishing her for forgetting to pray? These are all questions that she has been asking herself over and over and has been writing in her diary after her father got diagnosed. Why won't God make him better? She's been praying and praying, but her dad is still sick. Why isn't God listening? Can he even hear her? Will her dad be there to walk her down the aisle?

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