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Free Preview: The Barber Who Wanted to Pray

Have you or your children ever wondered how to pray?  Here, in a gorgeous picture book that you can read online for free, is an answer.

Sproul and Fluharty based The Barber Who Wanted to Pray on an old, old story.  When Martin Luther was asked by Master Peter, his barber, how to pray, he sent him a letter….

Enjoy.  You just may find yourself buying this treasure.

If you want to read Luther’s letter to Master Peter for yourself, see A Simple Way to Pray.  (Although the pages are scrambled for easy assembly as a booklet, you will be able to read it online with a bit of persistence.)

This post is linked to  Works For Me Wednesday , Raising Homemakers, Encourage One Another Wednesday, Women Living Well, Frugal Friday, and No Ordinary Blog Hop.

(Thanks to Justin Taylor for mentioning this book.)


  1. Annie Kate,
    I have always loved Martin Luther and after having been to the home he kept with his beloved Katherine von Bora, this makes it a richer memory. I am impressed that he took the time to write a missive to this Master Peter, the barber. Have you seen the movie “Luther’ ? It is very well researched and well done.
    Thank you for this addition to “EOA” Wednesday. I believe this will bless a lot of people (and hopefully their children) as we all grow in learning how to pray. Very timely in light of the nailing of the 95 theses.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Wow, you’ve been to so many neat places!

      I, too, was surprised that he wrote to Master Peter. On the other hand, he probably realized that many people needed to learn how to pray.

      Annie Kate

  2. Great book! We read it a few nights ago…

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, it seems to be going around. 🙂

      I’m glad you enjoyed it; it’s a beautiful book and very helpful.

      Annie Kate

  3. Hi, Annie Kate,
    I did find a way to tell you about the movie Luther! This is a link from a friend’s post: http://www.walkingwithsarah.com/p/movies.html We have seen it and I recommend it for ages 12 and up (depending on the family!) b/c there are scenes of violence during the Peasant’s revolt, christian persecution, lewd women in Rome, etc. We haven’t had a TV for almost 22 years, so we may be too tame. Beware of a feminist spin on Katherine Von Bora, but a good opportunity to train your daughters about feminism and marketing today :-/ I would like to know your opinion once you’ve seen it. Blessings!

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