The Barber Who Wanted to Pray is a book for children by Dr. R. C. Sproul that is sure to delight both young and old. In grandfatherly fashion (one can almost imagine him reading this book to his own grandchildren), the reader and listeners embark into the life of a barber, Master Peter, who learned from Martin Luther about how to pray and then taught his grandson, who in turn taught his own family! As you learn along with the McFarland family about prayer your kids will be guided through the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles’ Creed. They will learn to pray through these prayers as they do this hopefully they will develop an understanding of a deepening relationship with our Lord and Savior and how to better share their deepest concerns, hopes, and fears through prayer. Excellent, excellent, excellent! :-)
I read this book to my kiddos and even though my oldest just turned two, they were both highly interested and hopefully, learned just a bit of God’s goodness and love for them. The story is beautifully illustrated with warm pictures and this book is destined to be treasures and oft read. I am so thankful to Crossway for allowing us the gift of this book to share with our babies. This book would make a wonderful Christmas gift for… well, just about anyone! :-)
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