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Children raised in Christian settings usually hear the Lord’s Prayer from an early age, internalizing its language and cadence without necessarily understanding its meaning. Author Rainer Oberthür begins this children’s picture book by answering questions children often ask about life and God. Then he points them to the Lord’s Prayer and plainly and simply, line by line, explains its meaning.

Barbara Nascimbeni’s bright illustrations—depicting the beauty of children at play, interacting with nature, and being nurtured in the loving community of family and faith that Jesus established—complement this wise and hopeful book of spiritual explanation and counsel. It’s an excellent choice for family or bedtime devotions, to be read in its entirety or in shorter segments, depending on the ages of the children who are present. Ages 4 and up. (Eerdmans)

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