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I began reading this book expecting to find step-by-step procedures, but these didn't appear until the last two chapters. What I did find is a very helpful guide for Christian parents.
Since children learn best from what is told to and modeled before them, parents need to understand what prayer is, when and how to pray, and what to expect when they pray. Osborne gives help in each of these areas. Parents may be surprised to learn that they are still praying in an immature way.
Osborne helps parents assess the maturity of their prayers and gives suggestions for encouraging growth in their child's prayer and spiritual life. While the book is not what I anticipated it would be, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was much more. This grandmother is reassessing her prayer life and finding room for growth. -- Christian Home & School December 1998 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Teaching Your Child How to Pray is must reading for all parents who are concerned and burdened about the spiritual development of their children.
-Dr. Tony Evans, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
Rick Osborne's passion to equip parents to effectively minister to their children is clearly seen in the many excellent resources he and his wife and colleagues have developed. But more importantly, Rick writes and teaches what he lives. I heartily recommend Rick's resources to every parent. Rick is one of God's gifts to parents.
-Josh D. McDowell, Campus Crusade for Christ
When Jesus' disciples saw Him praying, they came and asked "e;Lord, teach us to pray"e; (Luke 11:1). Our children, much like the disciples, will want to learn to pray when they see us occupied in fervent communication with the living God. I'm happy to recommend this book by Rick Osborne, who is able to communicate this message to parents and guide them in teaching their children to pray.
-Larry Burkett, Christian Financial Concepts
What a great approach to teaching children how to pray. This is not just another boring "e;how to"e; book. In Teaching Your Child How to Pray, Rick Osborne makes this important venture challenging and exciting for both parents and their children.
-Tim Wildmon, American Family Association