The Barber Who Wanted to Pray

I’d like to recommend R.C. Sproul’s book, The Barber Who Wanted to Pray, and encourage parents of grade school children to purchase a copy for their home library.  As a dad, I’m on the lookout for a book that makes my parenting job easier.  R.C. Spoul’s story book about Martin Luther’s barber does just that in helping us teach our children how to pray.  The story is short and yet interesting enough to hold your attention through to the end.  Before you know it, R.C. is seamlessly weaving in important instruction on praying through the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostle’s Creed.


Then, just as you’re about ready to say, “But I don’t even know the Apostle’s Creed!” you turn the page and there it is printed for you on the final spread.  The illustrations, by Lively Fluharty, draw you into the story and the cover catches your interest and draws out your curiosity like a Norman Rockwell painting. 


Check out my recommended books (Link here) to get a copy for yourself and to explore R.C. Spoul’s other wonderful books for children.