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The Big Bible Prayer book

Maggie Barfield Mark Carpenter

64 pages
SPCK Group

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words… But this book is here to help! With prayers written especially for reading aloud with young children, The Big Bible Prayer Book encourages honest, open prayers on a wide variety of topics.

From having bad dreams to falling out with friends, from praying for people without a home to processing times of change, The Big Bible Prayer Book is filled with memorable prayers for every occasion.

A special space is also included for children to create a list of those people they particularly want to pray for.

Author Bio

Theologian, print and digital publisher, and freelance writer, Maggie Barfield has been connected with Light, Scripture Union's market-leading (UK) integrated all-age Bible curriculum for more than 30 years, initially as a freelance writer for youth and young children, and for the past 17 years, as commissioning editor and syllabus developer. Previously responsible for the children's publishing list for 0-11s, Maggie applies theological training and practical experience to issues of children's faith development and engagement with the Bible, across curriculum, devotional, fiction, non-fiction, print and digital, books and periodicals, encompassing several hundred current titles including The Big Bible Storybook (winner of the Christian Booksellers’ Convention Children’s Book of the Year Award 2008; and shortlisted for the UK Christian Book Awards 2009); and the Big Bible Challenge (shortlisted for the Christian Resources Together Children’s Book of the Year Under 12 category 2012). A qualified adult trainer, she relishes helping leaders and carers to nurture children’s own relationships with God.

Maggie is now the Product Developer for Guardians of Ancora, a compelling and unique digital environment for children, with faith formation and Bible engagement at its heart. With 20 years at Scripture Union, applying theological training and practical experience to all areas of publishing, Maggie is relishing the adventure of creating an innovative and immersive place-and-space where children can meet God through the Bible and prayer.