The Barber Who Wanted to Pray review

This is my first review since my father's death a few weeks ago.  How appropriate that this book is about prayer.  My dad was faithful in daily prayer.  During this past summer, while he was living with us,  every morning I heard quiet murmurs coming from his room as he and mom prayed together.  Sometimes I would join them.  I was brought to tears as I listened to his passion as he prayed for his entire family by name everyday.  As I sit typing this review, I miss the sound of his voice......

This book tells the story of why Martin Luther wrote the book "A Simple Way to Pray".  (click  here to read online for free)   When a humble barber asked Martin Luther to teach him to pray, Mr. Luther went home and wrote out a small booklet on the importance of using the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments and the Apostles' Creed as guides in our prayer life.  

This book by Crossway, The Barber Who Wanted To Pray, is a MUST in every Christian library.  Although this is a children's book, it is FOR all believers.  If we would take what is recommended in this book into our prayer lives....WOW, we would change dramatically.

Listen online here.  

Now I'm sure you want a copy of your own! OR to give as gifts!

Crossway offers this hardcover book for $17.99 or as an e-book for $11.99. 

Give a gift that will change a child's (and parents) life!   

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Crossway for  my honest review


  1. I'm sorry about the loss of your father. I lost mine 17 years ago and still miss him very much. He was a quiet man with a very profound faith. It was his devotion (and my mother's as well) that most influenced my own faith growing up.

    I listened to the excerpt from the book and it sounds like a perfect way to help teach children (and adults) about the significance and power of prayer. I love the illustration on the cover too.

    Have a Blessed Holiday Season,

    Mrs B


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