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Romans – Preaching the Word (ESV Edition)

Few Christians would dispute that the book of Romans is one of the most powerful and influential books ever written. After all, Paul’s Epistle has been the written force behind some of the most significant conversions of church history: St. Augustine was convicted of his sin after reading some verses from the thirteenth chapter; Martin Luther recovered the doctrine of salvation by faith from his study of Romans 1:17; John Wesley felt his heart “strangely warmed” and transformed while listening to the reading of Luther’s preface to the book of Romans; and John Bunyan was so inspired as he studied the great themes of Romans that he wrote the immortal Pilgrim’s Progress. There is no doubt about the power of the book of Romans.

In this recently updated edition of the Preaching the Word Commentary on Romans, Pastor Kent Hughes invites us to experience the same power that was exhibited in the lives of great church leaders such as Augustine, Luther, Wesley, and so many others. The fundamental truths expressed in Paul’s letter—the themes of justification by faith, abounding grace, and freedom from sin—come to life as we explore the book that has so challenged and nourished followers of Christ for centuries.

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“Daddy, Can You Teach Me How To Pray?”

Has your child ever asked a similar question?

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to answer this question as a parent, because when we look back, it appears that good prayer comes from time and experience; things our children don’t have much of. How can we encourage our kids to expand their prayer language beyond “Now I lay me down to sleep…” and “God bless Daddy and Mommy…”?

In The Barber Who Wanted to Pray, R.C. Sproul’s imaginative and beautifully illustrated children’s story, the fictional father Mr. McFarland responds to his daughter’s similar question, as many teachers do, by sharing a story.

Mr. McFarland tells the 500-year-old story about Master Peter, a barber well-known to all in his village. One day, when Martin Luther the Reformer walks into his shop, the barber musters up the courage to ask the outlawed monk how to pray. Luther responds by writing a letter to the barber. The barber’s life and many others’ are changed as they encounter a model for prayer by using the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles’ Creed.

Sproul’s story will delight children and help them learn to pray according to the Bible. The full text of the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles’ Creed will make this a treasured book to be returned to time after time.

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